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WVC to host an ‘Alpaca Encounter’

Join White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, for the upcoming “Alpaca Encounter!”

Lilah the Alpaca

The program will take place from 1-3 p.m., on Saturday, March 26. Those attending are asked to meet at the White Violet Farm Store.

Get up close and personal with our fuzzy friends and learn why they are so beneficial to White Violet Center and its USDA-certified organic farm. And be prepared to make your own ornament from alpaca fiber.

White Violet Center Tour Coordinator/Farm Projects Assistant Tara Elmore will facilitate the event. She said the two-hour extravaganza allows those in attendance to get “up close and personal with our cute, fluffy alpacas while learning about their history and why they are so beneficial to our organic farm.”

“The first stop will be the alpaca farm to meet a few of our all-star alpacas and discuss the steps of the farm to fiber process,” she continued. “Our next stop will be inside the fiber room where we will demonstrate how to weave and give the guests opportunities to create their own ornament from alpaca fiber to take home.”

Tara said the event is a wonderful opportunity for guests to get behind the scenes and learn more about the alpacas.

“We have these encounters for educational group tours and it doesn’t matter what age,” she said. “People are always intrigued and delighted to get to know the alpacas better. I feel very fortunate to be able to spend time educating others about the alpacas and they have a quiet way of drawing you in with their soulful eyes. The alpacas are always curious about our visitors, especially children.”

Cost to attend the program is $25 per person. The registration deadline is March 21.

Register online here or by calling 812-535-2932 or emailing wvc@spsmw.org.

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Jason Moon

Jason Moon serves as media relations manager for the Sisters of Providence. Previously, he spent more than 16 years in the newspaper industry.
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For inquiries or information, contact Jason Moon at jmoon@spsmw.org or 812-535-2810.

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