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Trip to see the Capitol Christmas Trees


The More Who Join In, the Merrier and Less Cost 


WHERE:At the Capitol Building in Pierre, South Dakota 

WHEN:Saturday, December 15th, 2018 

WHO:Everyone and Anyone who wants to join our trip 

WHY:Many people in our church have said to me, “Let’s go see the Christmas Trees at the Capitol again!” 

HOW:There is a sign-up form to enter your name at the Information/Welcome Center in our church lobby. Please sign up as soon as you know you want to join in on this trip to Pierre.  Write your name clearly and your phone number and e-mail if you have one.  All are welcome to join in on this trip including guests of our members.  All ages are welcome, also.  Wonderful educational opportunity to see our beautiful Capitol and the Heritage Museum. 


We have reserved a 55-passenger bus of School Bus Charters. It is a nice bus with a bathroom and comfortable seating. The more passengers we have, the less the cost per person. 

COST:55 passengers = $32. per person 

50 passengers = $34. per person 

45 passengers = $38. per person 

40 passengers = $43. per person 

35 passengers = $49. Per person 

AND:If we have 34 passengers, we will use a 34-passenger bus rather than the 55-passenger bus. The 34-passenger bus is just as nice as the larger one and the cost per person will be $45.(30 people = $50.) 

PAYMENT:When we know how many people are definitely going, you will be contacted as to what you will pay. 



December 9th – Your name must be signed on the form to go. 

December 13th – the date your money must be in the church’s “hands”.  Either cash or a check made to FUMC – Bus Trip (you must be very clear about this.) 

AGENDA:All food will be on your own.  We will leave at 8:30 AM that Saturday morning (from FUMC 401 S. Spring Ave.), December 15th.  Will stop to see the new Dignity sculpture by Chamberlain. Eat at Al’s Oasis for a late breakfast or early lunch or snack.  Proceed on down the road and have a ‘potty stop’ along the way at a nice gas station. When we reach Pierre, we will go immediately to see the Trees – there will be bathrooms there. Will most likely stay for 2 - 3 hours – will gauge this with you all.  We will stop for a fast-food early dinner at a place in Pierre. And then we will head home – singing along the way. You are welcome to bring food and beverages with you.  We will have snacks and bottled water on the bus.  NOTE: Possible stop at the Heritage Museum – cost:  $3.00 – (before the tree viewing). 

QUESTIONS:Ask Carol Flynn – 338-1421   

ONE MORE IMPORTANT MESSAGE: If you think you will not be at our Methodist Church before December 9th to sign up for this bus trip, call the church at 336-3652 or me Carol Flynn at 338-1421 and tell whoever answers that you want to sign up for the bus trip – or leave a message.

Earlier Event: December 12
Children's Christmas Concert
Later Event: December 16
Service of Remembrance