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Sisters to host Christmas Fun at the Woods

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods will host Christmas Fun at the Woods from 1 to 4:30 p.m., on Saturday, December 7.

Get into the Christmas spirit a little early this year. Plan to spend the first Saturday of December at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, celebrating the joyous holiday during Christmas Fun at the Woods with the Sisters of Providence.

All are invited to join the sisters for the annual gathering.

Activities for this year’s festivities will take place from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Woods, located 10 minutes northwest of downtown Terre Haute.

Children and their parents will have the opportunity to take part in many activities throughout the afternoon. These activities include carriage rides, bus and hayrides or, wagon and trolley rides. A variety of Nativity sets will also be on display in Providence Hall window sills.

If singing is your interest, participate in Christmas sing-a-longs in the O’Shaughnessy Dining Room. Snacks will also be available throughout the day. Children and families wishing to dress up in front of a nativity scene may do so in the Foley Room at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center.

There will be four stations of face painting during the event this year and caricature drawings will also be offered.

Storytelling for children will take place in Providence Hall and a large, wood-carved nativity scene will be set up there as well. While in Providence Hall, children will want to take part in cookie decorating with sisters or try their luck at Christmas Bingo.

Tours of the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Shrine and Blessed Sacrament Chapel will be available throughout the day.

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice will also be involved in the festivities and will again this year officially change its name to the “North Pole Zone.”

During a visit to the “North Pole Zone,” children will find many activities, including games, arts and crafts, alpaca photos and a visit with Santa Claus. All attending are encouraged to bring their own cameras for photographic memories throughout the day.

Providence Associates and sisters will also conduct a bake sale during the afternoon event in O’Shaughnessy, where patrons can expect to purchase cakes, cookies, pies, jams and more, all “priced” at freewill offerings.

Cost to attend is $5 per person and children 3 and under will be admitted free. You can purchase tickets at the door the day of the event or in advance by clicking here. All sales are final.

For more information, call 812-535-2952 or email jfrost@spsmw.org.

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About the Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence, a Congregation of nearly 275 women religious, with more than 200 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 17 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries may be found at SistersofProvidence.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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