Archdiocese of Baltimore to Host Holiday Party for Poppleton Community Children

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Lauren Robinson
410.547.5369 (office)
443.739.7876 (Cell)

Baltimore, MD, December 11, 2019 –

The Archdiocese of Baltimore Department of Catholic Schools and the Office of Community Affairs, will be hosting a Christmas party for the children of the Poppleton neighborhood on Friday, December 13th, at the University of Maryland BioPark from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Students from Ss. James and John and Holy Angels Catholic School will also be invited to attend.

The Christmas party is a joint effort by the Department of Catholic Schools and the Office of Community Affairs to strengthen the relationship with the Poppleton community. Children of the Poppleton and surrounding communities, along with current Ss. James and John and Holy Angels Catholic School students, will be primarily served by Mother Mary Lange Catholic School, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2021 in the Poppleton neighborhood.

“I am excited to partner with the Office of Community Affairs to host a Christmas party for children living in the Poppleton community. This will be a great opportunity to get to know some of the future students of Mother Mary Lange Catholic School and build relationships with members of the community in a social setting,” said Dr. Donna Hargens, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

The theme of the Christmas party will be “Healthy Eating Around the Holidays,” and will feature guest speaker, Ms. Stacey Senter, MS, RD, LDN, a dietician at the University of Maryland Medical Center. More than 100 children are expected to attend the Christmas party and will each receive a gift bag with winter hats and gloves, along with healthy snacks and other treats.


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