Round Up: Fun for Golden-Agers on the York College Campus 

YORK -- This year, more than 70 senior citizens from 8 states participated in the York College Round Up, a week-long retreat for those 55 and up. The theme for this year was "On the Trail with Lewis and Clark." The guest presenter for the week was York College’s own history professor and author, Tim McNeese, who has in recent years taken several groups on the expedition trail.  

Round Up participants enjoyed daily Bible classes and special presentations by YC faculty. During craft time each day, Round Up participants worked on leather paintings and keepsake bags, lead by Bev McNeese and Darlene Baker. 

Tuesday night saw a theme dinner and costume contest with the majority dressed in Indian and explorer attire. Carved roast beef and chicken along with lots of “fixin’s” graced the menu, topped with a piece of strawberry rhubarb pie alamode for dessert.  The Beaver Creek Folk Music Society, made up of local musicians, performed some old favorites as part of the week’s theme.

 

On Thursday, the group boarded two chartered buses and traveled two hours southeast to Nebraska City.  Among the stops were the Lied Lodge, Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure, Arbor Mansion, and the Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Interpretive Trail.

 

The grand finale for the week of Round Up was an awards luncheon at Chances “R” and then a formal banquet at the college’s Mackey Center.  The evening ended with entertainment from a local quartet followed by a talent show and sing-along.

Photo: A group of 18 made the trip from Bartlesville, Oklahoma for York College’s annual Round Up. In the spirit of the week, each wore a costume for Tuesday’s theme dinner of “On the Trail with Lewis and Clark.”

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