Discover Fulton, Mo., during 50 Plus day trip on March 2

National treasures and delights of the small and vibrant town of Fulton in central Missouri are the destinations of an early March day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Postcards From Fulton is the name of this trip. Participants will visit Backer Auto World Museum to see the car collection originally started by William Backer, former owner of Backer's Potato Chips. The museum feature more than 75 cars, including a Model T, a 1907 Reo Touring, and much more. Travelers will stop for lunch at the beautiful dining hall of Westminster College, which include vaulted ceilings and wrought-iron chandeliers. After lunch, the group will visit the National Churchill Museum on the Westminster Campus. Home to more than 10,000 objects, including many personal papers and articles from the former British Prime Minister's life.

To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under travel. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “day trip.”

This trip will leave at 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, from Antioch Park 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and return at approximately 5 p.m. that day. The cost is for this nine-hour day trip, including lunch, museum admissions, and transportation, is $79 per person. For more information or to register, call (913) 826-3030. To see this program online at, click on the green “Register for Activities” button and complete a barcode search for 36998.

While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

Printed copies of JCPRD’s Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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