Blessing of the Manger tradition carries on at Conley Corner

ELBURN—The Conley Funeral Home and Conley Outreach Community Services invite the Kaneland community to join in the annual Blessing of the Manger on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. at Conley Corner, during the Elburn Christmas Stroll. The life-size manger scene has been a Conley tradition since the early 1950s, when Chuck Conley built the first one on the funeral home lawn.

Now located on the corner of Pierce and Main, the manger features hand-painted figures and a motion-activated recording of the Christmas story, narrated by Bruce Conley and other Conley staff.

The Blessing, which takes place each year during the Elburn Christmas Stroll, includes short readings, music and candle lighting.