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Journey to Jamesport in Autumn with 50 Plus day trip on Oct. 13
POSTED: 09/23/2015
Journey to Jamesport, famous for its downtown crafts, antique stores, and Amish settlement, during a mid-October day trip being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Jamesport in Autumn is the name of this trip. Participants will enjoy free time to shop followed by a delicious buffet lunch. A guided tour will help travelers experience this "horse and buggy" community that lives without cars or electricity. Drive by a one-room country school, sawmill, deer farms, and a cemetery. Visit an Amish home where family members will demonstrate the workings of their farm (no photos here please). Stop at an Amish bakery and country store where you can buy hand-crafted furniture, quilts, rugs, baskets, soap, and spices. Be sure to bring cash or checks for purchases as Amish stores do not accept credit cards.

To find this program 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 Tuesday, Oct. 13, from Antioch Park 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and return at approximately 5 p.m. that day. The cost is for this eight-hour day trip, including lunch, transportation, and tours, is $89 per person.

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) 826-3030. To see this program online at, click on the green "Register for Activities" button and complete a barcode search for 31035.

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 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

Printed copies of JCPRD’s Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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