Sisters of Providence Gearing Up for Alpaca-Filled Event

By Kellie Bartoli

Published 12/04 2013 05:28PM

Updated 12/04 2013 11:57PM

Seventy vendors will soon descend on Terre Haute for the annual Miracle on 7th event, including the Sisters of Providence.

Most of their goods are handmade, using alpaca wool from the animals they care for.
   
They're selling everything from scarfs to blankets, even an alpaca fiber nativity.
   
When  you make a purchase it also includes a picture of the animal whose wool was used, and the name of the artist who created it.

"Any money that is spent on items that we sell comes right back to the ministry. And our focus is if course we have the alpacas and we have an organic garden but a main focus of what we do is education and working with the public about environmental issues and educating for them. So their money goes to a really good cause," said Candace Minster, fiber project coordinator.

Volunteers from the White Violet Center will also be on hand for a raffle and information about the Adopt-an-Alpaca program and new fiber share initiative. For more information, click here

You can take part in Miracle on 7th this Friday evening from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.
   
It's an open air marketplace at the intersection of 7th and Wabash.

NBC 2/WAWV will have a crew right next door all day long, collecting for Toys for Tots.

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