**MEDIA ADVISORY** Sen. Rick Jones to set up Nativity scene at Capitol on Thursday morning

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LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Rick Jones, with help from Sen. Ken Horn and Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, will be setting up a Nativity scene on Thursday morning on the east lawn of the Michigan Capitol. Jones encourages the public to come out to see the display, which will be set up each day through Christmas Day.

Who:
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge;
Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth;
Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton; and
Local residents.

What:
Jones and his colleagues will be putting up a Nativity scene on the Capitol lawn that features an infant Jesus in his manger with the Virgin Mary and Joseph. Horn purchased the Nativity from Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth and will be bringing it down to Lansing.

When:
Thursday, Dec. 15 at 9:30 a.m.

Where:
Michigan State Capitol
East Lawn
Lansing, MI

Brief:
Jones will make the trip to the Capitol every day through Christmas to put up the Nativity scene in the morning and then dismantle it each night by 9 p.m., in accordance to Capitol Commission rules.

For the past two years, Jones has set up and taken down the Nativity each day leading up to Christmas. Jones says he does it as a citizen looking to help celebrate the true spirit of Christmas.

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