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50 Plus Day Trip to Shatto Dairy and Excelsior Springs planned Sept. 23
POSTED: 08/27/2008
 
The Shatto Dairy and Excelsior Springs trip will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Participants will journey to Osborn, Missouri, east of St. Joseph, Mo., where they'll tour the unique Shatto Dairy Farm where "the cows are cozy and the milk is simply 'moovelous.'" In addition to being a working dairy farm, this site has some interesting history, as it's also where Frank and Jesse James grew up and includes the world's largest collection of James family artifacts. After this, participants will visit Excelsior Spring, Mo., founded in 1881 on the discovery of unique cold-water mineral springs. A tour guide and historian will interpret the town's major historical sites, including an 1823 cabin, the Elms Resort and Spa, the Hall of Waters with its unique Art Deco and Mayan architecture, and the Excelsior Springs Archives and Museum.

This trip will leave at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from Antioch Park 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and return at approximately 6:30 p.m. that day. The cost is $75 per person and includes lunch at the Wabash BBQ in Excelsior Springs..

While the JCPRD's 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the District's Registration Department at (913) 831-3359, and if space is available without forfeiting the place of a person over 50, their registration can be taken.

The JCPRD's ACTIVITIES catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pick-up at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, visit the District's website at www.jcprd.com.

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