For those visitors wanting to get away for a bit, we've planned a nice tour for you.
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Cost: $40.00 - includes lunch
Register using main convention Registration form HERE.
This year’s Ladies Tour will start as usual at the Visalia Convention Center. We will meet in front of the registration tables between 9 and 9:15am. The bus will leave at 9:30am SHARP so don’t miss it!!
We will have approximately a 40 minute drive to the town of Porterville, stopping at the Stafford Chocolate Factory, where they are proud to carry on a family tradition of quality and craftsmanship, using only the finest, freshest ingredients. The confections are handmade daily and blend in nuts and flavors grown locally in the San Joaquin Valley. They will give us a tour of the factory and answer all your questions regarding how chocolate candy is made. Then of course, there will be plenty of time to shop for your favorites before getting back on the bus to head back to Visalia, where lunch will be served at the Old Southern Pacific Depot, which has been converted into a fine dining establishment. Historian Terry Ommen will be joining us to give us some history about the depot.
Once you have registered for the Ladies Tour you will receive a personal e-mail from me listing your entrée choices. Simply reply to that e-mail stating your choice. If you do not hear from me, please feel free to contact me directly. I want to make sure you get to eat lunch!! After lunch you will have your choice of riding or walking back to the Convention Center. I know there are several of you who like a little walk after lunch. I will have a walking tour map available showing you where to look for some of the old historical buildings. It is about a 5 to 6 block walk from the Depot to the Convention Center.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me directly. I’m looking forward to seeing all my old friends and meeting new ones in Visalia.
Camille (Cami) Sereni KB6KTV
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