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Made in the USA is theme for July 10 50 Plus Day Trip
POSTED: 06/12/2014
 
Tours of local Harley-Davison and Hallmark Cards facilities are planned during an early July day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

The trip is called Made in the USA. Participants will visit one of two Harley-Davison motorcycle final assembly plants in the nation where they'll walk through the factory floor and see sophisticated robotic welding as well as laser cutting, framebending, polishing, and assembly. Travelers will also have a chance to sit on current production models and visit the plant's gift shop. An all-American lunch is planned at Jack Stack Barbeque. Next up is a behind-the-scenes look at the creativity that defines Hallmark. Participants will meet talented artists, painters, writers, and sculptors and experience the creative brilliance that makes this local company unique.

To find this trip in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 plus and then under travel. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “day trip.”

This trip will leave at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 10, from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and return at approximately 4 p.m. The cost is $69 per person and includes lunch. For the factory tours, participants are required to wear shoes which are fully enclosed. Register early as seating is limited.

While 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 pickup 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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