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J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 7 B A R B A R A H A H L OW N E R A N D G R O U P L E A D E R | B A R B A R A' S B U N C H R O S C O E , N E W Y O R K "Two years ago, I took my group to the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasa- dena, California. Through the years, I had been asked if I would ever do this trip and always said no because I didn't think people would want to travel during the winter holidays. Was I ever surprised when 28 people signed up. It was an absolute thrill to see the floats being prepared the day before, and the excite- ment of actually being there was amazing. As wonderful as the parade looks on TV, my travelers loved being there and asked when we can go again." L A U R A B A R K E R D I R E C TO R , S E N I O R P R O G R A M S A N D T R AV E L C I T I Z E N S T R I - C O U N T Y B A N K D U N L A P, T E N N E S S E E "A favorite with my group is always the Grand Ole Opry. This year, we at- tended while the Opry was at the Ryman. We enjoyed a backstage tour [and] dinner and had wonderful seats for the show. My group really enjoyed hearing the stories about what happens backstage and the history of the Ryman." C A T E E C K E N R O D E R E C R E AT I O N C O O R D I N AT O R | C I T Y O F F O R T C O L L I N S F O R T C O L L I N S , C O L O R A D O "In the fall of 2016, our travel program took a trip to the Norsk Hostfest in Mi- not, North Dakota. As my first extended trip as the new recreation coordinator, I couldn't have asked for a more memorable experience. We took photos with Grandma Schotz, shopped for handcrafted treasures and attended hands-on presentations. We also ate a decadent six-course feast. At Norsk Hostfest, there is so much to see, do, taste and experience." S H A N E F R A N K S R E C R E AT I O N S U P E R V I S O R | S A L E M PA R K S S A L E M , O H I O "We went to Louisville, Kentucky, last October, and our first visit was to the Louisville Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. The name is well suited. The display of over 5,000 pumpkins was truly spectacular. Everyone in our group com- mented on how amazing the displays were and how it was more entertaining than they could have possibly imagined." what was a standout festival or event your group attended? T A L K B A C K P L A N N E R S M A R I A E L E N A M C C A L L VICE PRESIDENT | MONTECITO BANK AND TRUST S A N TA B A R B A R A , C A L I F O R N I A "Our group enjoyed the Cherry Blossom Festival with Overseas Adventure Travel in the Mount Fuji Five Lakes region in Japan. It was enjoyable to shop for charming handmade arts and crafts along the lakeshore and enjoy cherry blos- som desserts."

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