75th Anniversary “The Light Of The World”

On November 27, 2021, residents and visitors will gather on the downtown square in Minden for the first performance of The Light of the World pageant of the 2021 season. The pageant has become an integral part of Minden’s annual Christmas Traditions festivities since its first show 75 years ago.

The Light of the World pageant is the original creation of Clayton Morey and Rev. Arthur Johnson. In 1946, Johnson approached Morey with an idea for a religious production depicting the life of Jesus Christ from the nativity through the crucifixion modeled after the religious pageant at Chimney Rock. While working on the idea, Morey was approached by the Chamber of Commerce with a request to prepare a program in connection with the Warp family’s presentation of crillonic bells to the community during the Christmas festivities.

see November 24 Courier for full story