The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, and others ushered in the holiday season early on Saturday, Dec. 7, as the Congregation presented its annual Christmas Fun at the Woods event. Approximately 800 people attended the event. Activities included crafts, cookie decorating, face painting, wagon rides, a holiday sing-a-long and more. Children had the chance to dress up like angels at the “live” nativity scene and nativity scenes decorated the halls while Father Dan Hopcus’ miniature Christmas village was also on display!
Santa Claus also made an appearance at the North Pole Zone at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice and everyone had an opportunity to meet with the alpacas.
Providence Associate Karen Sagraves leads the sing along
Sister Mary Lou Ruck helps leads the sing along
Sister Mary Beth Klingel helps lead the sing along
Sister Patty Wallace dressed as an elf sings and reads with children
Sister Rose Virginia Eichman shows off a craft to Providence Assocaite Donna Watzke
Sister Marie Grace Molloy helps with cookie decorating
Sister Mary Montgomery dishes out hot chocolate
From left Sisters Carole Fedders, Jacquelyn Hoffman and Ann Matilda Holloran
Sisters Joann Quinkert and Joseph Fillenwarth help out at the north pole zone
Providence Associate volunteers help run the bake sale. From left, Jan Showalter, Karen Maynard and Linda Dubois.
Sister Ruth Johnson gets a kid all set up with his wristband
Sister Alice Ann Rhinesmith directs the way
Sister Arlene Knarzer uses a flashlight to show up a Victorian dollhouse
Sister Betty Donoghue all decked out as Santa’s helper