Friends taking bus trip to Independence
The Friends of the Library are planning a motor coach tour to Independence, Mo., on May 8 to visit several historic sites, including the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library.
Truman was born May 8 in Lamar, Mo., and moved to Independence with his family when he was 6 years old. He would call Independence his hometown for the rest of his life.
The daylong trip will leave from the Belt Branch at 8:30 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. Other stops in Independence include the 1859 Old Jail, Marshal’s Home and Museum, the National Frontier Trails Museum and lunch at the Italian restaurant Café Verona. The day will end with a glass of wine at the Top Hat Winery.
The trip, which is a fundraising project for the Friends, costs $125 per person and covers museum fees, lunch, wine tasting, luxury motor coach transportation and driver gratuity.
Registration forms can be picked up at the Belt and Savannah branches as well as at Books Revisited. The deadline to sign up and submit full payment is Friday, April 28. Participants can pay in person at Books Revisited or mail in their payments to Friends of the Library, 1912 N. Bely, St. Joseph, MO 64506.