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Carroll makes a holiday visit to Longwood Gardens

Kadie Kutlus
This decorated tree and many others wowed crowds that visited Longwood Gardens’ conservatory.

Archbishop Carroll traveled to Longwood Gardens on Dec. 7 to celebrate the holiday season. 

Longwood Gardens one of the leading botanical display gardens in the United States and consists of more than 1,000 acres in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The garden has attractions set up for visitors to see during the holiday season, like light displays, towering decorated Christmas trees, a miniature train platform, tree houses, and carolers dressed in Victorian-style garb. 

About 80 students and 16 faculty attended the event. 

“It was fun,” said senior Tallulah Gardner. “The lights were really cool to look at and it was nice to have that experience with my friends.”  

Longwood Gardens had plenty to keep Carroll’s students and teachers busy during their visit. 

“There were so many things to see and do,” said senior Madison Mitchell. “Every place you walked to was different, but they all had a holiday theme. They also had a ton of decorated plants and trees. There was never not something to see.” 

Mr. Louis Valenti, a theology teacher, and Mr. Chris Fryburger, the assistant principal for student life, organized the event.

Mr. Valenti has a lot more planned for the rest of the school year. 

“I’m working on a possible skiing trip and Mr. Fry is working on a possible Flyers trip,” said Mr. Valenti. “I’m also thinking about laser tag at some point in the year.”

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