XYZ Sponsored Trips Offered At Hixson United Methodist

Friday, February 21, 2014

Two sponsored trips for XYZ (eXtra Years of Zest) at Hixson United Methodist Church, 5301 Old Hixson Pike, are being planned. XYZ's will go to Eufaula, Ala. on April 4-5 for the 19th annual Eufaula Pilgrimage.  Cost is $259 each, double occupancy, and includes touring six antebellum homes, supper at the Shorter Mansion, a buffet lunch at the Eufaula Country Club, viewing/shopping arts, crafts, and antiques along with bus, motel with breakfast, plus fellowship and fun. For more information contact Chuck Sedgwick 842-7287.  The registration deadline is March 3.

The XYZ's will travel to the Cumberland County Playhouse to see the play, The Foreigner, on Tuesday, March 25.  They will depart the church at 10 a.m. (EST) and stop at Cumberland County Park for lunch on the way.  After the play, they will shop for an hour at Vanity Fair Outlet Mall and then return to the church at supper time.  The cost, covering lunch and the play, is $37 per person.  The money is due by March 16. Contact Chuck Sedgewick for more information at csedg@epbfi.com, 842-7287.


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