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Hillwood Estate to Host Great Falls Senior Center’s October Event

Great Falls Senior Center is embarking on its second bus trip—this time to the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens in Washington, D.C. Hillwood is the legendary home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the Post cereal fortune.

On Oct. 1, guests will take docent-led tours of the mansion and gardens. The garden tour begins at 10:30 a.m., the mansion tour at 11:30 a.m. Each is an hour long.

A fully equipped coach from Haymarket Transportation will arrive at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1020 Springvale Road in Great Falls, at 9:15 a.m. for immediate departure. The coach will leave Hillwood Estate at 12:30 p.m. for the return trip. A box lunch will be served on the bus ride back to Great Falls.

Cost for the trip is $30 per person, all-inclusive. Hillwood’s Group Tours Office has a limited number of wheelchairs, if required, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The trip is limited to the first 50 individuals who sign up. Individuals should reply by Sept. 16. To reserve, e-mail Joyce Trickett at joygoodshepherd@verizon.net or call 703-887-5772. Special needs should be noted. Send cash or check, payable to GFSC, at P.O. Box 425, Great Falls, VA 22066. Guests who require transportation to attend should call Gene or Maddie McCabe at 703-438-0810.