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Some spots still available for trips

Some spots still available for trips

First Service travelers have already enjoyed several trips this year, but more exciting excursions are on tap in the weeks and months ahead.

“We have some great trips planned this year, with something for everyone,” said Ina Standridge, who has served as the director of the travel club since 2018. Marilyn Battles is the assistant director. “We have more interesting and exciting trips planned this year and there are still a few open slots so you can join in on the fun,” Ina said.

First Service Travelers is designed for customers 50 years and older who have flexible schedules and enjoy travel, social events and unique experiences. To participate in the travel club, customers are required to have a First Service Bank checking account and $5,000 or more in deposits.

An impressive collection of four extended trips and four one-day trips was announced last fall at a special lunch for club members. “We would love for you to join us on our next adventure,” said Ina.


Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park in Montana: Monday, July 10, to Sunday, July 16 - Ice fields, rushing waterfalls, glacial peaks and towering summits are just a few of the wonders awaiting First Service Travelers. (No slots available.)

Lancaster and Philadelphia: Saturday, Sept. 9, to Sunday, Sept. 17 –Club members will enjoy a trip to Lancaster and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. Highlights include admission to the “Moses” show at the Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre and a show at the Magic & Wonder Theater. There will also be guided tours of the two cities as well as a visit to the charming Kitchen Kettle Village and admission to The Amish Experience and Jacob’s Choice at The F/X Theater. 

“This is going to be a great trip,” said Ina, adding that a few open spots are available.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art: Monday, Aug. 14 – The travel club will venture to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and enjoy stops in Fayetteville/Bentonville, with lunch at Catfish Johns. (The trip is filling up but some spots are still available.)

Train Ride from Van Buren to Winslow: Tuesday, Oct. 17 Members will enjoy a three-hour, 70-mile train excursion through the ruggedly beautiful Boston Mountain range of the Ozarks from Van Buren to Winslow in Northwest Arkansas. The train route includes three valley trestles and the 1,700-foot Winslow tunnel, with breathtaking scenery in The Natural State. (The trip is nearly full, but some seats are still available.)

Marlsgate Plantation: Tuesday, Dec. 12 Travelers will tour the grounds at Marlsgate Plantation at Scott, enjoy lunch and see beautiful Christmas decorations. Club members will step into the living history and legacy that began in 1850 with the creation of the Marlsgate Plantation. (Some spots are available.)

For more information on the club and travel opportunities, call 501.514.2340 or visit