LaRue United Methodist Church History

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Costume History


Fall 1994 – The Worship Committee decided to do a live Outdoor Nativity before Christmas.

To do a drama like that you need people and costumes.  The people were willing but what to do for costumes.  Becky Kibler said her former church had costumes we might be able to borrow.  But we really wanted our own, so a team of seamstresses was formed.   Those who helped were Deborah Hougendobler, Margie Greenwood, Katherine McElheny, Ruth Williams, Norma Redd, Jo Heller.

Then we needed material.  We raided our closets and came up with sheets, bedspreads, curtains, drapes  and scraps of new material.  Some new material was donated also.  The sewing began.  When we were done we had costumes for Joseph & Mary, baby Jesus (Kay Hafer donated a baby doll and Thia Rozman made a dress for it), the three wise men, many angels, and six or eight shepherds, large and small.

We also had live animals.

The Junior Choir decided to on a pagent too, so the sewing team went to work again and made a lot smaller outfits.

After the Christmas pagents it was decided to do the Last Supper.  More material was donated and more costumes were made.  There are aboout 40 costumes that the team made, plus there are some that have been donated from other people.  The Chancel Choir made a lot of their own for their programs.

Most of these ladies don’t sew anymore but their time and effort can be seen whenever those costumes are used.