Caterina Bartolotta looks forward to the Christmas season each year so she can assemble her large and extensively detailed Nativity scene for her family to enjoy in her home in Throop.
Bartolotta, 69, started the tradition 10 years ago. It's actually a year-round process. Throughout the seasons, she gathers more pieces and natural materials like wood, branches, moss, stones and anything else she finds that might add to the ever-growing display. Then in December, it takes three to four days to complete. She said it's truly a labor of love.
Each year one of Bartolotta's grandchildren takes a turn in placing the Baby Jesus as the final piece to complete the display on Christmas Eve.
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