Whether you’re young or young at heart, no legend lives as strongly as the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Perhaps it’s better suited as a metaphor for life. No matter what trials or hardships come our way, somehow there’s “gold” at the end of the storm, if not at least a silver lining. That’s what keeps us going! That is what we celebrate this March 17th. Not how many green beers you can down, or how many Shamrock Shakes you can ingest, but to celebrate conversion; as we see in the dead of Winter, to new life in Springtime.

WRIGHT-PATTERSON SEATING STILL AVAILABLE!

Our April 19th tour to the National Air Force Museum still has seating available. Enjoy an exhilarating day trip to Dayton OH where you will get up close and personal with the history of aviation; from the Wright Brothers “Flyer” to the stealth fighters and the drones of modern aviation. Our luxury motorcoach will be boarding at 6AM on Friday April 19th, with departure promptly at 6:15AM. Lunch is on your own. At the end of the day we’ll be stopping off at the Historic Red Brick Tavern for dinner that is included in the cost of the tour. Call a friend and sign-up today. Deadline to register, March 18th.

WASHINGTON, HERE WE COME!

When, if ever, was the last time you went to Washington D.C.? 10 years? 20? If the last time was when your clothes were bought in the children’s department at Sears, it’s time to go back. We will depart on Monday June 17th from the Humenik parking lot for a 4 day 3 night tour. Boarding begins at 6AM sharp, with departure at 6:30. En route to D.C., we will be making a stop at the Flight 93 Memorial in Somerset PA. We will be staying at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn in Arlington VA. Every morning will greet you with a breakfast buffet to get you fueled up for some serious sightseeing. We’ll start off early on Tuesday morning with a tour of the Capitol building, then we will step off at the National Archives. Lunch will be on your own. We will be picked up at the Air and Space museum and head to Red Hot and Blue for dinner. After dinner, those who wish can join us at the nearby Iwo Jima Memorial for the famous Marine Corps “Silent Drill.” The rest of the evening is yours to relax perhaps in the cocktail lounge overlooking the historic Georgetown area. Day three will be a tour of George Washington’s estate at Mt. Vernon. Lunch on site is included with the cost of the trip. After the better part of the day at Mt. Vernon, we’ll visit Arlington National Cemetery. Day four, after checking out of the hotel, will be a walking tour of the west end of the National mall, including the Lincoln Memorial, Viet Nam, WWII, and Korean War memorials. Lunch will be on your own. After lunch we will reboard our coach and head for home.

**NOTE**
Due to the high level of security in some areas of this tour, it is vitally important for your immediate response for this trip. To sign up for these tours, you must provide: Your first name, middle initial, last name, date of birth, social security number, citizenship, country, gender, city, state and zip code. We cannot stress this enough. If you are interested in joining us for this trip, we must have your information “yesterday.” The cost of this tour is $495.00 per person (dbl occ) which includes: transportation, lodging, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, and 1 lunch (at Mt. Vernon), including taxes and gratuities.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Sunday, March 24th will be a fundraiser for Keith Brosky at the American Legion Post 610 hall, located at 19944 Sheldon Road, Brook Park. Keith has been diagnosed with Gullian-Barre Syndrome, a painful illness that attacks the neurological system. Tickets are $20 per person, which includes a pasta dinner, salad, non-alcoholic beverage and two beer tickets. There will also be sideboards, raffles, and an auction. Contact Arlene Brosky at 216-362-1712 for tickets.

Saturday, April 27th will be the Mary Queen of the Apostles, Holy Name Society Night at the Races. Doors of McCafferty Hall open at 5:30PM, Food served at 6:30PM, Post time is 7PM. Tickets are on sale at $12 per person, bought individually; tables of 6 at $10 per person. Good food, lots of fun, door prizes, 50/50 Drawing and More! For tickets, call Chuck at 440-226-1340.

UPCOMING TRIPS

Summer will be here before you know it. We are hitting the road for a day trip to the Chautauqua Institute in Western NY. July is the peak of the Chautauqua season. Learn a new craft. Attend a concert. Open your mind and explore the world of possibilities, with a leisurely dinner cruise to boot. In August, join us for a multi-day trip to New York City. As the itinerary is not set in stone, take a minute and send us an email with your request at: [email protected] or “Like” us on Facebook. Let’s get the conversation started!

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