This year, Cedar Bluff Baptist Church in Princeton will present its "A Walk Through Bethlehem" event. Guests can tour a recreation of the city where Jesus was born. 

According to Cedar Bluff pastor Mark Faughn, the church is starting to build the city this week, but the event will be open to coincide with the Princeton Christmas Parade. It will be open 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 2 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 11. However, if there are guests, they will stay open later each night. 

Faughn said guests will be greeted and led on a tour of the city, which will  include recreations of shops, sheep, donkey and horses. Visitors will be taken to a manger, which depicts where baby Jesus was born. 

However, Faughn shared, that was just the beginning. The church would make sure to share the full story of Christ's birth, death, burial and resurrection. 

The event is free and will also include soup, chili and sandwiches in the fellowship hall. However, if people want to offer some form of support, Cedar Bluff is asking for Bible donations. It participates in a program that sends Bibles to areas that don't have them, and are still trying to reach its goal of donating 22,000 Bibles this year. 

Faugn explained the cost of sending Bibles has increased. It used to be able to buy them for 95 cents a piece, but now one Bible costs $1.69. A case of 40 is roughly $70. Visitors can either donate Bibles, which can be in any condition, or money to help purchase bibles. 

Last year's "A Walk Through Bethlehem" was scheduled to start on Dec. 10, the night of the tornadoes. It had planned to reschedule the event, but it rained. This is the first time the event will be held in two years. 

Faugn said they aren't making any major changes to the event, but the city will be behind the church instead of in front of it this year. However, it's expected to be well-lit and easy to find. 

Cedar Bluff Baptist Church is located at 1427 Hopkinsville St. in Princeton.