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Senior Wagon Rides Along the Root River State Trail

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

The Annual Wagon Ride along the Root River is scheduled for Wednesday, September 4, 2013, beginning at the Rushford Depot in Rushford, Minn.

Tractor pulled wagons will carry participants from the Rushford Depot to Houston, Minn. and then travel to Houston and back to Rushford.

There will be two rides. The first will begin loading at 8:30 a.m. The second ride will begin loading at 12:30 p.m. Each ride will be approximately 2 ½ hours round trip.

All seniors (55 years of age and older), companions and disabled individuals are welcome.

Participants have the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty along the Root River Bike Trail at no cost!

Semcac Senior Dining will have a Barbeque Lunch available at The Tenborg Center in Rushford for those who wish to participate (registration is required). The menu will be barbeques, baked beans, fruit cup, dessert and milk. The suggested cost for the meal is $3.50 for 60 years of age and older and $6.00 for under 60 years of age. Participants may enjoy Senior Dining after the morning wagon ride or before the afternoon wagon ride.

Reservations for the wagon rides are required as seating is limited to 125 people on each ride. Call Historic Bluff Country at 507-864-2992 or e-mail, for wagon ride and senior dining reservations by August 29, 2013. When making reservations registrants should provide a phone number, group affiliation (if any), the number of riders in the group, as well as any special needs group members may need.

Semcac’s retired and Senior Volunteer Program, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Historic Bluff Country, Inc. are sponsoring the event.

Coffee, donuts and baked goods will be provided at the Rushford Depot. Restrooms will also be available.

In case of bad weather (heavy rains and storms) the wagon ride will be cancelled.

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