Download March – April 2019 Newsletter

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

It’s that time of the year again to don your green apparel, from your hat to your socks. Whether you are going downtown early to get your parking space and a spot on Superior Ave. for the Cleveland’s St Patrick’s Day Parade or spending time at home with the family, St Patrick’s Day is a day for celebration. St. Patrick’s Day started as a day to observe the death of St. Patrick the patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day parades have been held since 1737 in Boston and have spread from city to city ever since. Today this holiday has taken on a new meaning, to some this holiday has become a day to wear green from head to toe, watch a parade and drink green beer. What does your family do to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Do you watch the parade, stand in the line at Slyman’s for your corned beef sandwiches or do you have a different family tradition. However you choose to celebrate just remember sharing the experience with family will create memories that will last forever. Teaching your children and grandchildren your family traditions offers a great way to spend more time together why not make it a family tradition to celebrate the holiday together. May the luck of the Irish be with you and your family always.

Upcoming Community Event

Looking ahead to May, we will not be hosting a monthly trip. Come join us at the Brook Park Memorial Day Parade on Monday May 27th. The parade will run from Brookgate Shopping Center between Hummel Rd. and Snow Rd. From there it will head south on Smith Road to Sylvia where it will make a right to head west on Sylvia, the Parade will end at Kennedy Park. Remember to get your American flags ready; to wave in the wind as we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them.”- John F Kennedy. Let’s all make it an effort to do just that, let’s not just say our thanks but show the men and women who served our country how grateful we are for all they have done. Bring the Family out to enjoy the nice weather and show the kids we respect and honor those who have made it their duty to serve and protect us. Hope to see you at the parade!

First Trip of 2019 to the Amish Theater

The time has finally come for the first bus trip of the year. Winter has left and it is time to cure that cabin fever. Come join us for the first trip of 2019 as we depart for Ohio’s Amish Country for an Amish style lunch and a show. We will depart from Humenik Funeral Chapel at 9 AM on Tuesday April 9th. We are starting the year by heading to Ohio’s Amish country for dinner and a show. We will arrive at the Dutch Valley complex where everyone will have an opportunity to shop before we arrive at Dutch Valley Restaurant, for an Amish Style lunch. On the menu at Dutch Valley is a selection of fine homestyle meats, dressing, mashed potatoes, noodles, green beans, salad and more. After we finish our lunch we will go across the complex to the Ohio Star Theater and make our way to our seats for the show. Stolen, The Musical is based on Wanda Brunstetter’s best-selling Daughters of Lancaster County series. Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. Wanda is also considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. This brand-new musical Stolen is colored with alibis, surprising twists, and heartwarming songs. STOLEN! is a captivating and funny musical that takes you on a journey you won’t want to miss! Blue Gate Musicals uses their signature blend of the comedic and dramatic to bring their newest full-length musical to the stage. Stolen, a unique mystery full of intrigue and humor will captivate you from the opening curtain to the final bow. We hope you don’t miss this opportunity to visit Ohio’s Amish Country and see the amazing show. After the show we will stop at Troyers Country Market and shop their fine selection of cheese and meats, fresh produce, homemade ice cream, made to order sandwich shop and an array of locally baked goods. Before heading home, no trip to Ohio’s Amish country would be complete without stopping at Heini’s Cheese Chalet. Heini’s Cheese Chalet has been making cheese since 1935. The Chalet offers a unique experience with a sampling room, there is also a viewing room to watch how the cheese is made. If cheese is not for you Heini’s also offers different jams, jellies, sauces, and fresh roasted peanuts as well. After departing the chalet we will set course back to Humenik Funeral Chapel. Our expected arrival time is 6:30-7 PM. Remember you get all of this for the low price of $85. We look forward to spending the day with all of you; see you on Tuesday April 9th at 8:30AM for boarding.


It’s been a brutal winter for us this year. With the heavy snowfall and the Polar Vortex, many of us have stayed inside. Hopefully soon, we’ll be leaving our coats at home and enjoying the sunshine and warmer weather. There’s no better cure for the winter blues than a deep breath of fresh Spring air. With the warmer weather approaching we are busy planning the upcoming trips for the year. Be on the look out for our next newsletter with more information about the upcoming trips planned for this summer. In the meantime enjoy the warm air and the beautiful scenery that is spring time in Ohio. Before you know it the kids will be on sum- mer vacation. Take the time to think about what you can do with you children to spend more time together. A great way to get out of the house in May is to visit us in the Memorial Day parade. We look forward to seeing all of you this spring on our bus trips. Remember the first trip of the year kicks off with dinner and a show at the Ohio Star Theater in Ohio’s Amish County.


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