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Open a Home to Build a Home

Nativity scene collection event continues this month

Fred and Carol Margrif have their 300+ nativity collection on public display in their home to raise funds for Marquette County Habitat for Humanity through December and January. Each piece is unique and have been collected from around the globe. “It just grew, nothing we ever intended but we were fascinated by how different artist in different countries can portray one story,” said Carol Margrif about why they were drawn to nativities over the years. The collection can be seen at 128 Timberlane in Harvey. Dates for viewing are Saturday from 6-9 p.m.; Jan. 14, noon to 3 p.m. and Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Journal photo by Corey Kelly)

MARQUETTE — The Open a Home to Build a Home event to benefit Marquette County Habitat for Humanity continues this month with several public showings of the Margrif Nativity Collection in its entirety at 128 Timberlane in Harvey.

The portrayals of the Christmas story focus on different countries and various art media. There is a room for children to arrange several different kinds of scenes, books to peruse and light refreshments.

Special dates can be arranged for groups of 10 or more; otherwise the remaining public dates are Saturday from 6-9 p.m., Jan. 14 from noon to 3, and Jan. 19 from 10 to 1 p.m. All donations at the door go directly to MCHFH. Call Carol at 906-249-9975 for more information.