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José Marques

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2017 Crib of the Nativity Dedication and Opening

Media Advisory

What: Crib of the Nativity Dedication and Opening Ceremony.
When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m.
Open daily until Jan. 1 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Why: Donations made at the display benefit The Salvation Army. They are matched by Western & Southern Financial Group through its corporate foundation, the Western & Southern Financial Fund. Over just the past 20 years, the display has raised more than $250,000 for The Salvation Army to help needy children and the homeless of the Greater Cincinnati area.

Background
This Christmas tradition began in 1939 in Lytle Park in downtown Cincinnati. During World War II, the Nativity display was moved to Union Terminal as a source of inspiration to the troops and their families. The display moved to its current location, adjacent to the Krohn Conservatory, in 1967. Since its opening, it is estimated that the Crib of the Nativity has delighted nearly 3 million visitors. With its hand-hewn beams and thatched roof, the créche is a representation of the first Christmas. Live animals grace the grounds, while life-size waxen figures in handmade garments add a measure of realism to this depiction of the birth of Jesus.

About Western & Southern Financial Group
Founded in Cincinnati in 1888 as The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western & Southern Financial Group, Inc. (Western & Southern), a Fortune 500 company, is now the parent company of a group of diversified financial services businesses. Its assets owned ($47.2 billion) and managed ($22.3 billion) total $69.5 billion as of Sept 30, 2017. Western & Southern is one of the strongest life insurance groups in the world. Its six life insurance subsidiaries (The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western-Southern Life Assurance Company, Columbus Life Insurance Company, Integrity Life Insurance Company, The Lafayette Life Insurance Company and National Integrity Life Insurance Company) maintain very strong financial ratings and a Comdex Ranking of 96. Other member companies include Eagle Realty Group, LLC; Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.¹ IFS Financial Services, Inc.; Peppertree Partners LLC¹; Touchstone Advisors, Inc.¹; Touchstone Securities, Inc.²; W&S Brokerage Services, Inc.²; and W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. For more information on the Western & Southern family of companies, visit WesternSouthern.com. Western & Southern is the title sponsor of the Western & Southern Open (WSOpen.com), a premier event in the U.S. Open Series played each August by the world’s top-ranked professional male and female tennis players.

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