Editor's Note: In the Aug. 22 edition of the Franklin Favorite the Simpson County Tourism contact number was mistyped. Below is the correct information regarding the event.
Two local nonprofit agencies are teaming up to offer Simpson County senior citizens a fall getaway Oct. 4 and 5.
The Tourism Commission and the Historical Society are co-sponsoring an "Explore Kentucky by Motorcoach" mini vacation that includes an overnight stay, meals and entertainment.
The itinerary will vary from historic sites like Abraham Lincoln's birthplace to natural wonders like Cumberland Falls to roadside oddities like Kentucky Stonehenge. The feature entertainer will be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performer Chubby Checker. Checker introduced the Twist as a dance craze back in the early 1960's and is still performing six decades later.
Meals will be provided at two of the most popular restaurants in the state of Kentucky, The Lighthouse Restaurant at Sulphur Well and The Mountain View Restaurant at Pine Mountain State Resort Park.
The total cost of the trip is $225 per person for meals, transportation and entertainment. The price also includes overnight lodging at the Holiday Inn Express in Corbin, Kentucky.
Reservations with payment are now being accepted at the new history center on North College Street across form the Old Jail. To make reservations by phone or mail, call the Tourism office at 270-586-3040. Deadline to register is Sept. 5.
The Motorcoach will depart from the IGA parking lot at 7:55 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4 and will return shortly after midnight on Saturday, Oct. 5.
The Tourism Commission and the Historical Society have been sponsoring trips like this one since 2004.