Letter: Blessing of the Manger tradition carries on

By on December 1, 2011

The Conley Funeral Home and Conley Outreach Community Services invite the Kaneland community to join in our annual Blessing of the Manger on Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. on Conley Corners.

The life-size manger scene has been a Conley tradition since the early 1950s, when Chuck Conley built the first one on the funeral home lawn. Now located on the corner of Pierce and Main streets, the manger features hand-painted figures and a motion-activated recording of the Christmas story, narrated by Bruce Conley and other Conley staff. The blessing, which takes place each year during the Elburn Christmas Stroll, includes short readings, the Kaneland Madrigals and candle lighting. We hope you will make the Blessing of the Manger part of your Elburn Stroll experience.

Carol Alfrey
Conley Outreach
Community Services