Winter party brings travelers together

Our Mower County Seniors travelers were invited to an annual Winter Coffee Party/Travel Show this past week.

It’s always a fun time when folks can get together and share in fellowship and some goodies and hot beverages.

A calendar of trips planned along with sign-ups were available.

Carol Ann Milner, Cheryl Block, Bob Finneseth, were drawn for prizes.

Sign-ups have begun with many 2016 trips already filling up. The monthly senior letter is sent to members and also is available at the south entrance of the Mower County Senior Center under the canopy.

Other trips are still in the planning stages and will announced later. Travel is open to the public. The Travel Office is located at 400 Third Ave. NE. Travel number is 507-438-3946.

 Trips at a glance

•April 6: Owatonna State Orphanage and Medford Outlet Mall

•April 26: Gertens Nursery and Gardens and Eagan Outlet Mall

•May 12: Mystery trip

•May 24: Isle Casino in Waterloo, Iowa

•June: Amish trip (day to be announced)

•June 29: “Million Dollar Quartet”  at the Old Log Theater in Excelsior

•July 14: “Wizard of Oz” at Marion Ross Theater in Albert Lea

•July 27: “Beauty and the Beast” in Chanhassan

•Aug. 04: “Lion King” at the Orpheum in Minneapolis.

(Fall River Boat Cruise date ‘to be announced)

•October: Extended trip to National Balloon Fest Albuquerque, plus Santa Fe

•Nov. 11-20: Branson and St. Joseph, Missouri.

•Dec. 12-31: Chanhassen New Year’s Eve: “Camalot,” plus a full evening of entertainment



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