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Turkey Trot

The work began two days after Thanksgiving, a time when many are in the midst of enjoying a four-day weekend that may include an early start on Christmas shopping.

But for the members of Catonsville United Methodist Church Men's Group, last Saturday was the day to begin assembling the crèche at the corner of Melvin Avenue and Frederick Road.

Several of the men have been longtime parishioners at Catonsville United Methodist.

"You have guys here that have been baptized here and will be buried here," said Gary Smith, a member of the group for 23 years.

It's a process that's been taking place since 1957. That original team included...