We have decided on the longer trips for next year. They are as follows:

April 25 – 28  The Parade of Nations & International Military Extravaganza. The price is $570 per person based on double occupancy. This trip will include 3 nights lodging, 3 breakfasts, 3 full course dinners, reserved seats for the parade, NATO Fest activities, Norfolk Naval Base tour, MacArthur Memorial, Chrysler Museum of Art, a lovely dinner cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk, motor coach transportation, taxes and gratuities.

June 21 – 23  Washington, DC. The price is $425 per person based on double occupancy. This trip will include 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 full course dinners, Smithsonian Institution, Tram tour of Arlington Cemetery, Visit to the Memorials, Guided sightseeing tour, Reagan Building or Union Station, Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Guided tour of illuminated memorials, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Air & Space museum, motor coach transportation, taxes, and gratuities.

September 16 – 21  “Rails & Sails”  Maine & Boston. The price is $925 per person based on double occupancy. This trip will include5 nights lodging, 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners including a Lobster bake, Guided tour of Kennebunkport, ME, Tour of Boston, MA, experience an authentic lobster harvesting on a lobster boat tour, Cape Neddick, Boothbay narrated boat cruise, ride on a vintage steam train, outlet shopping in Freeport, the home of LL Bean, Perkins Cove, motor coach transportation, taxes, and gratuities.


For Virginia trip: $190 each payment due on January 11th, February 7th, and March 7th.

For DC trip: $225 each payment due on March 21st and $200 payment on April 18th   .

For Maine & Boston: $185 each payment due on March 14th, April 18th, May 16th, June 20th, and July 18th.

If you are going on more than 1 of these trips, please write separate checks for each trip. You may pay the full amount for any trip or you may make more than one payment on any trip but please use these posted amounts.

     If you are mailing your payment, please mail it so it will arrive on or before these dates because we need to make the payments shortly after the due dates.

Now that the longer trips are decided upon, we can begin to plan some 1 day trips. These don’t have to be set up as far in advanced as the longer trips. As soon as these are set, we will announce them in the newspaper and the newsletters (when possible).


The Mt. Top Center will be having their monthly birthday celebration and game day on Tuesday, January 8th. Come at 10:30 a.m. and join us for various games and stay for lunch and enjoy the delicious birthday cake provided by WV Caring.


There will be an important public hearing at the Mt. Top Center on Thursday, January 10th at 11:00 a.m. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the possible reduction of hours at the Mt. Top Center. Our attendance at the Center has shrunk to a point that we are losing money. Please attend this meeting and express your concerns about having to cut hours of operation. We are open to any suggestions to help us with this matter.