Rolling Fork Baptist Church in Gleanings is a church steeped in Christmas traditions. The church was established in 1801 and for at least 89 years, they have been celebrating the birth of Christ with a live nativity scene. It is a community event that draws one of the largest crowds of the year.
Several generations of families have participated in the production. Joseph has been played by Gene Price for more than 56 years. His wife, Charlene, was Mary for 53 years but can no longer participate due to illness. Ashley Lee Scott now plays the part of Mary.