LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Organizers of an annual nativity scene are asking Tippecanoe County Commissioners to revisit the policy on displays and events at the courthouse.
The goal is to allow a Nativity scene to stay up for the holiday season.
The policy states that event and displays can be ion the west side steps and near the fountain on courthouse property, and it also sets hours for when they can take place.
As we've reported, the policy was adopted after the county stopped a pro-marijuana rally in 2016, and the group sued the county and won.
So, commissioners put the policy in place to avoid similar problems.
Commissioner Tracy Brown said there is good reason for the policy.
"The idea with that is that we could control the time of day that events take place there so that they don't interfere with a jury trial because we've had problems with that in the past," said Brown.
However, organizer Mary Hall wants the nativity scene to stay up throughout the holiday season instead of a daily set up and tear down.
"It's difficult for us to do that with our age," said Hall. "So, we're just asking if we could just leave it on the ground for as many days as they will allow us."
Brown said he is going to work with Hall to see if the community will reach out and offer to help them with set up and tear down.