Family Day at the Woods will be held on Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 1-4 p.m.  at Foley Park in front of Providence Center. All are welcome. This year’s theme is “It’s a ZOO out there” and many of the activities will have a “zoo” element to them. Whether you are young or just young at heart, come prepared to enjoy a free afternoon of activities:

  • Face painting
  • Animal dice
  • Children’s karaoke
  • Animal ring toss
  • Fish cup challenge
  • Zoo obstacle course
  • Crafts
  • Duck pond
  • Alpaca visits and more!

The familiar edible (and free) favorites will include popcorn, hot dogs and buns with condiments, Pepsi products and, new this year, animal crackers, while supplies last.

Returning favorites are the Sugar Creek Fire Department’s ladder truck, Larry Black, the motorcycle-riding animal-balloon clown, visits to the alpaca pasture on the alpaca shuttle bus and hay rides. We’ll also again offer Booth Bingo where children receive a stuffed animal for visiting a certain number of booths during the day.

Best of all, activities and food are free. Families come from Terre Haute, West Terre Haute, Paris, Brazil, Bloomington, Marshall, Indianapolis and other surrounding areas. It’s an energizing day for sister and staff volunteers who love seeing the Woods filled with laughing children and parents, and even an occasional family pet (on a leash).

Family Day began as part of the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in 2008. In 2013, we celebrated our 6th annual Family Day with more than 400 in attendance – parents, children, grandparents, aunts and uncles – friends and neighbors to the Sisters of Providence. Please click here to read more about Family Day last year.

For more information, contact Diane Weidenbenner at 812-535-2802 or