Monday, November 21, 2005
Its Starting to Look a Lot Like Christmas Thanks to Jim Finnegan
While the determinedly secular State Street Council undercover as a bogus-named State Street Alliance has flags posted on every lamppost celebrating Merry Mistletoe! Daley Plaza will open the genuine articlea Nativity Scene on November 26th . At 11 a.m. Francis Cardinal George will officially bless the scene and oversee the placing of the Child Jesus in the manager. Finnegan was a key mover in battling through the legal thicket to win approval for the Nativity Scene. The God Squad, a group of volunteer tradesmen, have erected the stable and installed the lighting for the past twenty years. The bell choir from Santa Maria del Popolo Catholic church in Mundelein will ring in the season along with the singing of Christmas hymns. The Nativity Scene will remain ion Daley Plaza until December 27. The Nativity Scene committee invites all Chicago area families to join them on November 26 to inaugurate the legitimate symbol of the season. Meanwhile you can do your part by ringing up the State Street Council and telling it that you wont be shopping on State Street because its too chicken to mention Christmas but hopes its cash registers will ring in behalf of the spineless Merry Mistletoe! slogan.