July-August 2021

First Trip Since 2019!!!!!

              Your read that right, we are ready to take our first trip since 2019! AUGUST 18, 2021 we are headed to the awe-inspiring Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens located right here in Akron Ohio. We will be taking a guided tour of the Manor as well as a guided tour of the Gardens. An enormous amount of detail went into building this 64,500 sq. ft. Manor House, including 3,000 separate blueprints and architectural drawings for its design. Groundbreaking took place in early 1912 and the family was able to move into this massive Manor in December 1915. The Manor is filled with treasures from around the globe;  each room exemplifies attention to detail. With 21,455 panes of glass, 23 fireplaces as well as hand-carved paneling this Manor goes above and beyond. Every room tells its own story of the Seiberlings’ lifestyle. For example, the ornate Music Room where famous celebrities like Will Rogers and Shirley Temple entertained the Seiberlings and their family and friends. About 95% of the furnishings are original to the Estate. So who are the Seiberlings? Frank Augustus “F.A.” Seiberling the second of nine children to John Frederick and Catherine Miller Seiberling was the co-founder of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company with his brother Charles “C.W.” Seiberling. He began his career as the director, and became president in 1906. By 1916, Goodyear was the world’s largest tire producer.

There is so much to see at this manor so bring your walking shoes. The tour does include stairs as the manor is 2 floors. Please be advised there are uneven grounds while touring the Gardens. At any point, you may sit out of part of the tour if it is too tough to walk and rejoin the group after that section of the tour. Lunch will be provided at the manor we will need to know your choice in lunch, options are: Sandwiches– Turkey cranberry on ciabatta, Italian, ham/Swiss and turkey provolone, or vegetarian, or Salad options– Bistro salad, or Caesar salad. Beverage option– Coke, Diet Coke, Fanta, water, coffee, or hot tea. Please list your choices on the sign up form in the space provided. After lunch tours will continue through the manor. Departing the manor we are heading to our dinner at D’Agnese’s at White Pond. Dinner is included with the trip! All non-alcoholic beverages are included with dinner, there will be a cash bar available. Appetizer will be bruschetta, followed by your choice of wedding soup or house salad. Main entrée options include  Penne and chicken, Chicken D’Agnese’s, eggplant parmesan or pan seared salmon. We can’t wait to get everyone back together for our first trip since 2019! All reservations for this trip will need to be turned into our office NO LATER THAN  JULY 26. Don’t wait reserve your seat today, don’t let this amazing trip leave without you!  THE TOTAL COST FOR THIS TRIP IS $125.00 .  BOARDING TIME IS FROM 8:30-9:00 AM. WE WLL BE DEPARTING HUMENIK FUNERAL CHAPEL AT 9 AM. Please park all cars on CVS side of our building.