Hundreds of people joined the Sisters of Providence for Family Day at the Woods!

The Sisters of Providence held its 4th annual Family Day at the Woods June 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. A video graciously produced by the staff of the Tribune Star is also available here.

All performances, activities, food and fun were free and open to the public. Children and the young-at-heart enjoyed:

  • crafts for various ages
  • choir and handbell performances
  • face-painting
  • eco-obstacle course
  • children’s golf ball drive
  • football toss
  • duck pond
  • bean bag toss
  • “big bubble” blow
  • sidewalk chalk art
  • visits with the alpacas
  • hay wagon rides
  • roaming Balloon Clown and (new!) Sparky the Fire Dog
  • Ladder ball
  • Helicopters, hovercraft and tractor (new!)
  • Sugar Creek Fire Truck
  • Woods Day Care/Pre-School information booth
  • visits with the sisters and school grounds founded by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Food was graciously donated by Sodexo, Pepsi and SP Food Services.

Performances in the Church of the Immaculate Conception were:

  • 2 and 3:30 p.m. A Bunch of Bells. Performers Anne Bunch and Jill Kuckewich performed five musical numbers, accompanied by Douglas Sperry on piano. The acoustics in the church added to the beauty and resonance of the bells.
  • 2:45 p.m. St. Margaret Mary Praise Band (new!) New to Family Day, this band performed favorites from Marty Haugen, Brown Bannister, Michael W. Smith, David Haas, Chris Rice and more. Members of the band are SP staff member Paul Beel (drums), Greg Meiners (vocals, guitar), Alec Penry (guitar), Jack Penry (vocals, bass), Rebekah Penry (vocals, clarinet) and Donna McDaniel (piano, vocals). The mix of instruments and vocals was beautiful and encouraging.

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