We are considering 4 possible trips for next fall (probably the 2nd or 3rdweek of September). We don’t have all the details yet but they are summarized below. We are asking you to call the Parsons Center by October 26th to give us your first and second choice. The phone number is304-478-2423.

  1. Rails & Sails—Maine & Boston–Lobster bake, Kennebunkport, tour Boston, Authentic Lobster harvesting on a Lobster boat tour, narrated boat cruise in Boothbay Harbor, ride on a vintage steam train, outlet shopping in Freeport, home of LL Bean and Nubble Light in Cape Neddick; 6 days/5 nights, approximate cost is $ 925 per person/ double occupancy.
  2. Vermont—Luncheon cruise on Lake Champlain, visit the von Trapp family Inn (lunch included), von Trapp Family History tour, New England Maple Museum, view a beautiful covered bridge at Woodstock, Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, “Vermont’s Little Grand Canyon”, Tour Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, the Vermont Country Store, and Hershey’s Chocolate World. 6 days/5 nights, approximate cost $ 900 per person/double occupancy.
  3. Cape Cod, Boston, & Newport, RI—Lobster bake dinner, ferry ride to  & tour of Martha’s Vineyard, tour of Boston, explore Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market in Boston, tour Hyannis, tour historic Newport, RI; 6 days/5nights, approximate cost $ 960 per person/double occupancy.
  4. San Antonia, Texas—dinner show in Nashville, a Texas-Style dinner at The Knibbe Ranch ( an actual working ranch where you can see The Famous Texas Longhorns), city tour of San Antonio including the San Fernando Cathedral, the historic center of the city’s Mexican culture, hear Mariachi bands, visit the Alamo. The Mission San Jose, see an IMAX movie about the Alamo, explore the famed San Antonio Riverwalk with boat cruise, visit the Institute of Texan Cultures, the LBJ National Historic Park, the National Museum of the Pacific War, and the San Antonio Shoe Company, 1 night in Dallas with a guided tour, 1 night in Nashville with a dinner show, 1 night stay in Memphis with dinner at a famous Memphis BBQ. 10 days/ 9 nights, approximate cost is $1750 per person/double occupancy.

All trips include standard taxes, gratuities, luggage handling, and motor coach transportation.

There is travel protection insurance available for all these trips. The cost is based on the price of the trip. For more information stop by the Parsons Center Monday through Friday from noon until 3 p.m. and talk to Linda Bonner.


The Parsons Center will celebrate those having an October birthday on Thursday, October 18, 2018. The Goldenaires will begin singing at 10:30 a.m. A delicious cake provided by WV Caring will be served as dessert with our meal at 11:30 a.m. Please come join us for great music, fellowship, and food.


The monthly Outpost will be held at the Methodist Church in St. George at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 18th. There will be a short program, door prizes, great food and fellowship. Please bring your favorite covered dish and a friend and join us. This is the next to the last Outpost until Spring so join us before the snow flies.


The monthly paper products bingo will be held on Friday, October 19th after lunch. This is a great time to get some paper products for your home and have fun playing bingo. Please join us for fun and fellowship.


The final Flanagan Hill Outpost for the season will be held on Wednesday, October 24th at noon. Please bring your favorite covered dish and join us for this great time of fellowship and good food.


We will be having a game day on Tuesday, October 23rd at 10:30 a.m. We will have a variety of games that you can participate in. For those of you who have been attending the game days, we will have some new games as well as the ones we have been doing. Please join us for a great time of fun and fellowship.