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FVOAS schedules Starved Rock trip

Published: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST

Good Times Travel, a new program of Fox Valley Older Adult Services, will be led by Becky Lueken, who is the new party room and trip coordinator.

“She (Lueken) brings a wealth of business experience along with her enthusiasm and creativity to this new role and we are delighted to have her on our team,” FVOAS Executive Director Cindy Worsley said in a news release.

First on the calendar is a trip to Starved Rock to view eagles in their natural habitat. Each year, thousands of eagles migrate to the area. They come for the fish found in the cold waters of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. The birds begin arriving in late December and stay until March.

After lunch in the rustic dining room at Starved Rock Lodge, the group will board an enclosed heated trolley and ride to the Visitor Center where they will view the eagles and have a presentation by park rangers.

The group will leave the center at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 26 and return at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $53 per person and includes lunch. This trip involves minimal walking. Participants should plan to dress warmly and bring their binoculars.

To register, call 815-786-9404 or go to the FVOAS office at 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. 

Future trips being planned include the the Navy Pier Flower Show in March and White Pines Dueling Pianos in April.

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