Sarah and Joseph Thralls welcomed Mother Theodore and her five companions into their log cabin when they arrived in 1840. They not only offered their home; they shared everything they had. The Sisters of Providence to this day are grateful to the Thralls family for opening their doors and their hearts to our foundress and her companions.
We believe it fitting, then, to offer the Sarah and Joseph Thralls Award to a constituent who has shared her/his time, talent and treasures with the Sisters of Providence.
This award is bestowed annually at the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Dinner, with the constituent receiving an individual recognition plaque.
The main plaque is located in the south corridor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception with the following recipients listed:
2001– Homer Barton
2002 – Mike Lanke
2003 – Mary Zentmyer
2004 – Mary Kathleen Fleming
2005 – David Milroy
2006 – Charlotte Norris
2007 – Arthur & Camille Snyder
2008 – Sondra & Richard Wellman
2009 – Frank Bussing
2010 – John W. Perry