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Summertime trips planned for seniors

PULASKI — Area senior citizens will have an opportunity to “get away from it all” this summer and fall thanks to two trips being planned by Pulaski Senior Center.
The first “day trip” will be a visit to Beckley, W.Va., on Wednesday, July 16.
However, for those looking for a more extended vacation, a four-day, three-night “Lighthouses of North Carolina” trip is being scheduled for September.
A total of 30 people need to commit to going on each trip to avoid cancellation. Checks should be made payable to Terry’s Tours.
The West Virginia excursion includes a tour of the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, dinner, and the outdoor drama “Hatfields and McCoys.” The deadline to register is today.
The drama is a retelling of the historical conflict that chronicles the dispute between two families.
The $59 fee includes the mine tour, ticket to the play and motor coach transportation. Meals are extra. The bus will leave from the Senior Center on Washington Avenue at 2 p.m.
The North Carolina trip will be Sept. 2-5 and will include a tour of some lighthouses and a number of other attractions. The deadline to register for this trip is Friday, Aug. 1. A $100 deposit is required.
Following is a breakdown of the four days of activities:
• Day 1: Arrive for an afternoon tour of the Wright Brothers Memorial, where the “Wright Flyer” skimmed over the sands of the Outer Banks in 1903.
Following dinner, which is included in the trip price, the group will visit the Outer Banks Musical Showcase. The show offers a “touch of Branson,” with country, 50’s, patriotic and gospel music.
• Day 2: A local guide will lead a tour to Jockey’s Ridge State Park, home of the tallest sand dune on the East Coast.
That will be followed by a visit to Roanoke Island Festival Park, featuring a representative 16th century sailing boat like those that sailed to the New World in 1585, the settlement site, lunch and shopping in downtown Manteo, N.C., and an opportunity to see the Roanoke Island Marshes Lighthouse.
During the afternoon, the group will visit the Elizabethan Gardens, designed as a living Memorial to Queen Elizabeth. They’ll also see the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site where Sir Walter Raleigh tried to found a colony in 1585.
A group dinner that evening is included in the price.
• Day 3: Be prepared for a long day as the group travels to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore to see the Bodie Island Lighthouse, the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Chicamaconico Lifesaving Station, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Ocracoke Lighthouse, and a ride on the ferry to Ocracoke Island. Dinner is included this evening, as well.
• Day 4: A visit to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, then lunch and shopping in Duck, N.C., before heading home.
Prices (per person) for this trip are $559 for a single-occupancy room, $449 for a double, $429 for a triple or $399 for a quadruple.
This tour includes deluxe transportation, three-night ocean view rooms, three continental breakfasts, local guides, three full dinners and admission to all listed attractions.
For more information on the trips, call the Pulaski Senior Center at 994-8627.

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Summertime trips planned for seniors

PULASKI — Area senior citizens will have an opportunity to “get away from it all” this summer and fall thanks to two trips being planned by Pulaski Senior Center.
The first “day trip” will be a visit to Beckley, W.Va., on Wednesday, July 16.
However, for those looking for a more extended vacation, a four-day, three-night “Lighthouses of North Carolina” trip is being scheduled for September.
A total of 30 people need to commit to going on each trip to avoid cancellation. Checks should be made payable to Terry’s Tours.
The West Virginia excursion includes a tour of the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, dinner, and the outdoor drama “Hatfields and McCoys.” The deadline to register is today.
The drama is a retelling of the historical conflict that chronicles the dispute between two families.
The $59 fee includes the mine tour, ticket to the play and motor coach transportation. Meals are extra. The bus will leave from the Senior Center on Washington Avenue at 2 p.m.
The North Carolina trip will be Sept. 2-5 and will include a tour of some lighthouses and a number of other attractions. The deadline to register for this trip is Friday, Aug. 1. A $100 deposit is required.
Following is a breakdown of the four days of activities:
• Day 1: Arrive for an afternoon tour of the Wright Brothers Memorial, where the “Wright Flyer” skimmed over the sands of the Outer Banks in 1903.
Following dinner, which is included in the trip price, the group will visit the Outer Banks Musical Showcase. The show offers a “touch of Branson,” with country, 50’s, patriotic and gospel music.
• Day 2: A local guide will lead a tour to Jockey’s Ridge State Park, home of the tallest sand dune on the East Coast.
That will be followed by a visit to Roanoke Island Festival Park, featuring a representative 16th century sailing boat like those that sailed to the New World in 1585, the settlement site, lunch and shopping in downtown Manteo, N.C., and an opportunity to see the Roanoke Island Marshes Lighthouse.
During the afternoon, the group will visit the Elizabethan Gardens, designed as a living Memorial to Queen Elizabeth. They’ll also see the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site where Sir Walter Raleigh tried to found a colony in 1585.
A group dinner that evening is included in the price.
• Day 3: Be prepared for a long day as the group travels to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore to see the Bodie Island Lighthouse, the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Chicamaconico Lifesaving Station, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Ocracoke Lighthouse, and a ride on the ferry to Ocracoke Island. Dinner is included this evening, as well.
• Day 4: A visit to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, then lunch and shopping in Duck, N.C., before heading home.
Prices (per person) for this trip are $559 for a single-occupancy room, $449 for a double, $429 for a triple or $399 for a quadruple.
This tour includes deluxe transportation, three-night ocean view rooms, three continental breakfasts, local guides, three full dinners and admission to all listed attractions.
For more information on the trips, call the Pulaski Senior Center at 994-8627.

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