By Crystal McGough
CLAY — Clay City Councilor Bo Johnson reminded the public that Covenant Church International and Refuge Church will be teaming up to host a drive-thru live nativity at Covenant Church International on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Johnson made the announcement during the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8.
“It is a drive-thru nativity scene with six separate scenes,” Johnson said. “There will be direction on what to do once you pull into the parking lot. But again, it is a drive-thru, so people will not be parking and getting out. The people participating in the nativity will be masked up and observing every protocol possible since there’s been such an outbreak of Covid cases.”
City Manager Ronnie Dixon said that the city and police department are working to address concerns about the traffic on Old Springville Road during the nativity.
“There’s a possibility that we will have to stage cars on Joni Circle and then let them drive across so that we don’t back up Old Springville Road,” he said. “If Joni Circle fills up, we will move up to the Church of Christ and stage it in that parking lot. … Be aware that if you come up on Covenant Church International, right there on Old Springville Road, there could be a delay, just depending on how many cars are there at any given time.”