The Rock Ranch, a 1,250-acre cattle ranch owned by Chick-fil-A® Founder S. Truett Cathy and dedicated to wholesome family "agritainment", will host its annual "Journey to the Manger" presentation on December 6, 7 and 8. Hours are from 6pm to 9pm on Thursday December 6th, 6pm to 10pm on Friday the 7th and 6pm to 10pm on Saturday the 8th. This event is open to the public and admission is free. This historic reenactment of the Christmas story, presented by The Rock Ranch, in cooperation with over 40 churches of The Centennial Baptist Association, is a Christmas gift to the community.
Journey to the Manger will provide a live and interactive look at the events of the Christmas story. Guests will be able to step back in time 2000 years to search for a couple great with child. They'll encounter the wise men following the star, speak to merchants in the town of Bethlehem, chat with the inn keeper, encounter Roman Soldiers and hear an amazing tale from the shepherds. If the journey is successful, guests will find Mary and Joseph at the manger near the time that the World received the greatest Christmas gift ever; Jesus.
In addition to the journey, guests will enjoy the heated tent area where they can enjoy Christmas music performed by choirs and musical groups from around the region. The Rock Ranch will offer concessions for sale that include hot apple cider, hot chocolate, coffee, homemade chili and chicken soup, home fries, hot dogs and chili dogs, funnel cakes, blueberry delight and other treats. Families will also be able to do some Christmas shopping at The Rock Country Store.
All are invited to join in this event that is sure to become a family tradition. Families or church groups may reserve a camp fire picnic area for $40. Those interested in reserving a camp fire site should call 706 647-6374.
"The goal at The Rock Ranch is to create an opportunity for families to spend quality time together and provide educational and entertaining programs that create positive life memories," said Jeff Manley, director of The Rock Ranch. "Throughout the years, we've learned to blend our love of agriculture with entertainment to keep people interested and involved in a way of life that our grandparents knew well, but now is in danger of being forgotten."