St. Patrick’s offers Parents Night Out


    On Thursday, Dec. 13, from 4:30–8:30 p.m., St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church will give parents the opportunity to enjoy an evening out, providing them with a very special gift of inexpensive childcare for their kids.

    For the incredibly low cost of only $5 per family, children will enjoy a hot dinner, crafts, games, music and other fun activities (no videos or parking kids in front of a TV screen),while parents enjoy the freedom to take in holiday festivities, wrap presents or just enjoy a holiday breather.

    The Parents Night Out event for kids is being supervised by responsible adults, members of St. Patrick’s, whose director has completed the required Episcopal diocesan course titled, “Safeguarding God’s Children.”

    There will be room for only 20 children (one adult for every four children), and parents will need to fill out a registration form before leaving their child. Parents should stop by St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 225 S. Pagosa Blvd., to register now.

    “This obviously is not meant to be a money raiser,” says Parents Night Out director Lynne McCrudden. “St. Patrick’s is a service oriented parish. We feel that this is probably one of the best services we can offer to parents during this holiday season. Childcare expenses can be a real luxury at this time of year, when parents are already stretching budgets to the limits just to buy Christmas gifts. We want to give parents the opportunity to enjoy some adult time, knowing their children are in good hands.”

    For more information regarding Parents Night Out at St. Patrick’s, call 731-5801.