Join YWCA trek to Columbus

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PIQUA — Join Leesa Baker and Lynn Marroletti as they travel to Columbus on Wednesday, Oct. 1, to visit the Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and Anthony-Thomas Chocolates. The trip is available at both member and non-member prices.

The first stop will be at the Anthony-Thomas Chocolate factory for a guided tour to see candy-making from start to finish. “Enjoy some tastings of their famous Buckeyes,” said Marroletti, YWCA program director.

Lunch will follow for trip-goers at Schmidt’s Sausage Haus in German Village before moving on to Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens for the “Scary Plants” exhibit.

“We’ll explore the bizarre and unique curiosities of the carnivorous plants. Additional sites included will be collections from the Himalayan Mountains, Tropical Rainforest, Desert and Pacific Islands,” Marroletti said. “An added feature will include the larger-than-life sculptures presented by Tork Studio. This will indeed be a great trip to celebrate Fall and the Halloween season.”

All gratuities for lunch and the bus driver are included. A $10 deposit is due with registration and the balance is due Friday, Aug. 29.

For more information or to register, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., call (937) 773-6626 or e-mail info@ywcapiqua.com.

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