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Sisters to host Fall Farm Day at the Woods

The Sisters of Providence will host Fall Farm Day at the Woods from 1 to 4 p.m., on Sunday, September 30.

Bring the family to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and join the Sisters of Providence for Fall Farm Day at the Woods, scheduled to take place from 1 to 4 p.m., on Sunday, September 30.

Enjoy the fun-filled day by joining the Sisters of Providence on hayrides. Learn more about the history of farming at the Woods from 1840 to the present day, which has included dairy cows, a bakery and cannery, chickens, gardens and the alpacas.

Activities will take place throughout the day at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Children’s activities will take place in the Foley Room at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center (PSCC) and will include coloring, bags for alpaca fiber faces and painted tattoos.

The sisters’ Climate Change Task Force will also get into the festivities, offering a reduce, reuse and recycle puzzle, and an oral history of the sisters’ farming at the Woods from 1840 to the present day will be shown.

At White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (WVC),  an alpaca open house will take place, which will include fiber demonstrations, and 4-H Alpaca Club demonstrations. An alpaca photo booth will also be set up.

WVC will also offer a hayride and tours of the farm, dairy and horse barn, chicken coop, garden, farm store, cannery and bakery and more – including stops at Providence Park, the Shell Chapel and the cemetery.

A video will also be on display at the WVC headquarters.

Snacks and refreshments are free and will be provided by Providence Health Care, and will include popcorn and apples as well as apple cider. The refreshments will be located outside the Foley Room at PSCC.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

For more information, call 812-535-2802 or log on to SistersofProvidence.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.