On Thursday, July 23, those who have signed up for the Excursion will board buses at 9:00 am and travel to Springfield, Illinois (https://www.visitspringfieldillinois.com), a ride of an hour and a half. There they will get a taste of “small town America” and visit such notable sites as:

Returning to the Gateway Arch grounds at the St. Louis riverfront by 6:00 pm, they will board a riverboat for a dinner cruise on the mighty Mississippi River, “Father of Waters” (https://www.gatewayarch.com/experience/riverboat-cruises/), from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.