Christmas Carol at Mount benefits Habitat chapter

November 18, 2011

Newburgh, NY -

Christmas Carol Puppet Show

Mount Saint Mary College will present The Puppet People production of A Christmas Carol on Sunday, December 4 from 1 to 2 pm.

The family friendly version of the holiday classic will be staged in Hudson Hall, on campus at 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh, NY.

All proceeds will benefit the Mount Saint Mary College campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Mount students recently worked alongside members of the international volunteer program at the 50th Habitat house in Newburgh, NY, the Deirdre Glenn House at 65 Courtney Avenue. They helped landscape the site.

The Mount students will soon travel to Huntsville, Alabama, to participate in the Habitat Collegiate Challenge spring break project. Last year, 14 club members helped build a home for a single mom and her children in Cookeville, Tennessee, as well as volunteering in Newburgh. The club also conducts an annual Care Packages for the Troops event and participates in other fundraisers.

As Mount students rehabilitate and build affordable homes for families in need, they learn the importance and power of group efforts to help others. More than 50 percent of Mount students are active in service to the community, demonstrating the college’s mission of service.

Mount Saint Mary College was recently recognized for outstanding community service by the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, and was named to the federal President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Tickets for A Christmas Carol are $8 per person if purchased by Nov. 30 or $10 at the door. For more information, contact Deb Waller-Frederick at 845-569-3346 or