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Finances and postal services are subjects of next 50 Plus day trip on Feb. 23
POSTED: 01/28/2016
See billions of dollars in the region’s largest cash vault and then visit Kansas City's main post office during a late February day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Money and Mail is the name of this trip. Participants will visit the Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, which features the region’s largest cash vault as well as interactive exhibits where you can lift a gold bar and see Harry S. Truman’s coin collection. After lunch at Lidia’s Italian Restaurant in the Kansas City Crossroads district, participants will take the postmaster’s tour to find out how the mail is received and distributed. Learn how the handling has changed over the years both manually and with automated equipment.

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, Feb. 23, 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 $69 per person. For more information or to register, call (913) 826-3030. To see this program online at, follow the “Register for Activities” link and do a barcode search for 32248.

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 trip 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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