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Hafford travel club tours Greece

Mayfair News: Leoville's Ladies' Diamond Dinner is being resurrected.

MAYFAIR — Three fortunate students and their organizer/chaperone from Hafford School left April 15 for an educational tour of Greece. An education assistant, Sandra Macpherson Lange of Mayfair, Reese Cherwinski and Justin and Alesha Moore experienced a trip of a lifetime. Sandra had travelled in the area nine years ago.

This is not school related as it is a community program involving a travel club. This group was paired with students from North Carolina and their chaperones. Here is a skeleton of the travels on the 11-day trip.

There was a four-day cruise with Grecian Islands Cruises. Highlights included seeing the Acropolis and climbing Lycabetus, a mountain with the highest altitude to view Athens. In Delphi, they saw oracles omphalos, meaning "belly button" in Ancient Greek, which stands for centre. Then they were off to Mykonos and for an overnight stay in Kasudasi, Turkey. They visited Ephesus, one of the wonders of the world. In the mountainous area of Patmos they climbed to a 2,000-year-old grotto and visited a 1,000-year-old monastery.

Rhodes has a UNESCO world heritage site and they walked through the city of Lindos. They ended the cruise by sailing to Crete Island then to Santorini. Next morning a bus ride took them to Sounion where they saw the temple of Poseidon.

They learned about Greek mythology from the guided tours. They ended the trip tired by early morning rises and extensive mountain climbing, but content. As Sandra said, "A great trip with new experiences by us all; memories we will never forget."

May 1, at Maymont Central School gymnasium, the local dance club displayed their talent. The dancers from tiny tots to the senior level gave high energy performances dancing their hearts out for the large crowd who attended. The club has shrunk due to the uncertainty of COVID, as have many other activities, but the future looks promising.

Leoville's Ladies' Diamond Dinner is rolling again after a two-year hiatus. This is the 22nd evening hosted and tickets are selling rapidly. A diamond ring, valued at $1,000, is donated by Innovation Credit Union along with tickets being sold on smaller draws. Leoville Credit Union and Jeanette Siegel accounting office in Spiritwood are selling tickets. One has to be 19 years and older to attend. There is a limited number of tickets available.

All Mothers want on the important day, May 8, is the attention of their family. I'm sure most don't care about the many gifts bestowed upon them, but want the unconditional love from their children. The weather looks promising for a joyous Mother's Day.

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