More than 100 people participated in a flash mob over the weekend to remind shoppers at West County Center of the religious significance of Christmas.
The majority of the mob included participants signing Christmas songs. The signing culminated in the appearance of the Holy Family.
Jennie Marino and two friends were behind the event that took place Saturday.
"I had seen a video done by a professional group of singers and thought it was a great idea. When I could not find a group doing something similar, I felt the Lord's leading to start one myself," Marino said.
The flash mob started with a post on Facebook on Nov. 30. Marino and other organizers were able to pull the performance together in less than two weeks, including two rehearsals with singers.
"We did not have prior permission since I was pretty certain the mall would object. Security was annoyed but no one got in any trouble. Everyone including the shopper audience had a great time and our mission was accomplished," Marino said.
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