THE TRAVEL VOTES ARE IN!
The majority of the votes this year are for day trips, so we are taking two day trips. Flyers for both are attached. Both trips sound very interesting and hope you can join us.
The first trip will be Thursday, June 21. We will take the El Beulah van to the Kokomo area to visit a glass factory and a glass museum. There is no charge for the van, but there is a small admission charge there. Meet at the office at 8:30am and we return around 4:00pm. Please call the office to reserve your seat.
The second trip is Tuesday, July 24. We will travel with Imperial Tours to French Lick Casino where you will have a variety of options to spend your day. The cost is $45, plus there could be additional fees depending on what you do there. Imperial picks us at 8:30am in the Costco parking lot off Michigan Road on the northwest side of Indy. You must call Imperial Tours at (800) 642.6645 to reserve your seat. Payment will be made at that time. In addition to reserving your seat with Imperial Tours, please call the office to let us know you are going. Read details below.
KOKOMO AREA GLASS TOURS THURSDAY, JUNE 21
We take the El Beulah van for this trip. Please meet at the Community Center at 8:30am. We will visit the Kokomo Opalescent Glass Factory in the morning, have lunch at McAlister’s in Kokomo and visit the Greentown Glass Museum in the afternoon. We will be back at El Beulah around 4:00pm.
Call the office to reserve your seat now, 317-577-4600.
KOKOMO OPALESCENT GLASS FACTORY, KOKOMO IN
Take a tour of Kokomo Opalescent Glass and step back in time – you will see the fascinating technique of making art in art sheet glass form. We still manufacture our art sheet glass the same way it was made more than a century ago. In addition, you will see our glass blowers at work making anything from blown glass rondels to exclusive one of a kind blown glass paperweights and vases. Once your tour is complete you will be given a gift from KOG! We want your visit to Kokomo Opalescent Glass to be memorable and for you to take away a piece of history. After you see how our glass is created, you can shop in our retail store, the OP Shop.
The tour costs $6. You must sign a waiver there and wear closed toe shoes. The tour lasts 90 minutes and there is no seating along the way. See other guidelines below.
Requirements and Guidelines Our factory is more than 128 years old and certain limitations and requirements apply. Please keep these items in mind when scheduling a tour. • Walkers are not permitted on the tour, they are welcomed in our retail shop. • Oxygen tanks are not permitted on the tour, they are welcomed in our retail shop. • Feet must be completely enclosed in thick soled shoes. No open toe, open heeled, flip-flops, or clog style shoes are permitted due to OSHA Safety Regulations. • If you are adversely affected by temperature extremes, you may decide to wait in our climate-controlled gift shop. • The factory has no climate control, so you will need to dress for the weather. Temperatures vary greatly throughout the factory even in the winter and can be extremely hot in the summer.
GREENTOWN GLASS MUSEUM, GREENTOWN IN
The Greentown Glass Museum was dedicated on June 13, 1970, the 67th anniversary of the burning of the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company. This brought to a reality the dream of several local citizens. They wanted a place to properly display over 700 pieces of the precious Greentown Glass so that visitors from all over the United States could see the colors and patterns in a tasteful setting reminiscent of the days when the factory was in operation.
The museum was incorporated in 1969. The city donated space in the Greentown City Hall to be used for the museum. The Hook's Drug Company of Indiana donated turn of the century pharmacy cases to display the glass. Today, over 2000 pieces of glass and historical items are on display. The museum operates solely on contributions, donations, souvenir and book sales.
An Educational Exhibit displayed by the National Greentown Glass Association shows examples of all the patterns and colors of glass made by the factory. This exhibit includes an extensive display showing the differences between reproductions and the authentic pieces made at the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company.
The tour is free, but donations are excepted. The tour lasts 45 minutes.
FRENCH LICK RESORT & CASINO TUESDAY, JULY 24
We are taking this trip with Imperial Tours. They pick us up at 8:30am in the Costco parking lot off Michigan Road on the northwest side of Indy. The cost is $45, plus there could be additional fees depending on how you spend your day at French Lick.
You must call Imperial Tours at (800) 642.6645 to reserve your seat. Payment will be made at that time.
In addition to reserving your seat with Imperial Tours, please call the El Beulah office to let us know you are going, 317-577-4600.
TOUR DETAILS The French Lick Springs Hotel was built in 1901 and has undergone a total top-tobottom restoration, renewing more than 5,000 square feet of gold leafing and other remarkable ornamental design features. It is quite a sight and we’re inviting you to come along with us for a day to explore this historic hotel.
Imperial provides the roundtrip transportation to the hotel and you get to decide how you want to spend the day. Discover true relaxation in the Spa and Salon*, play a few games in their six-lane bowling alley*, check out the specialty items in the Promenade Shoppes, or visit the horseback riding stables*.
Visit The Indiana Railway Museum where you can take a 1 ¾ -hour train ride aboard a historic train*. Travel through portions of the scenic Hoosier National Forest, the 2200 foot Burton Tunnel, and past impressive limestone cuts.
Try your luck in the 51,000 square feet Vegas-style gaming facility. You’ll find over 1,000 new and classic slots, video poker, progressive jackpots and video keno of all denominations and themes. 37 live-dealer table games featuring blackjack, craps, roulette, and more. A 9,500 square-foot unparalleled non-smoking gaming room with live table games and 250 of the latest slots.
Ride the trolley from the French Lick Resort to her sister property, the West Baden Resort. This hotel has also undergone a multi-million dollar renovation. Take a guided walking tour of West Baden Springs Hotel* or the French Lick Springs Hotel*. Hear about the historic architecture and the fascinating stories of these turn-of-the-century landmarks. Visit the gardens as well as the hotels’ lavish interiors. Learn about their origins, the famous guests, and the decline and rebirth through award-winning restoration.
*Additional fees apply
Trip includes motorcoach transportation and Imperial Escort. http://imperial-travel.com/?p=17762
See Flyer on Overnight Trips: Overnight Trips.pdf
Posted on Mon, March 12, 2018
by Debbie Howell