Members of the winged Eagles are collecting bottles and cans for Franklin county kids to be able to go on the "Wonders of Washington” trip in 2020 and 2022. This is a 4-day trip to our nation's capital-Washington DC.in which some kids and adults may never otherwise see.
It will include tours of many national museums, the Capital building and a walking tour of several monuments. This will be guided by a professional tour guide to provide insight and engagement around our nation's history.
The youth will be housed at the National 4-H Conference Center and able to see what other programs are doing around the nation!
The educational tour includes a trip to the U.S. Capitol and a meeting with elected officials from your state. Tours of the Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, or Washington National Cathedral. A visit and chance to explore the Smithsonian Institution Museums. Seasonal cultural activities including concerts at The Kennedy Center and dinner theater shows and Discover the City at night and visit the Jefferson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lincoln, Vietnam Veterans and Korean War Memorials.
White House photo stop and World War II Memorial Capitol Hill groups make their own appointments with Congressional Offices-Union Station Supreme Court Library of Congress National Archives, Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington national cemetery, Smithsonian and holocaust museum and on way home National Zoo, National Cathedral and the Ford Theater also some down town to shop, eat and socialize. This is an opportunity for members to learn about the capital hands on, an experience they can bring back to the classroom.
The trip is expensive and costs $850 per member, starting at the age of 13. Because of the high expense we do lots of fundraising as to not put the burden on the families, thus why we start by collecting bottle deposit money. Feel free to drop off bottles and cans to Lauri Dukette and Nicole Partenio as the club is saving now and an account started specifically for these trips. Any and all donations are appreciated.