Bus Trip to the Philly Flower Show

  Change of Plans

This message is to inform you that, owing to bad weather, the Lewes in Bloom bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 5, has been canceled by the bus company.   We regret the inconvenience of this, but Mother Nature has dealt us a bad hand.

We have a backup plan, however.  For those of you are interested and available, we have scheduled a bus to go on Saturday, March 7, instead.  The schedule would be the same:  depart from the Food Lion parking lot at Five Points in Lewes at 9:00a and depart from Philadelphia at 4:00p for the return to Lewes.

If you have already paid for your ticket(s) and wish to join the trip on Saturday, please email Linda Davison (lddavison1@comcast.net) or Dave Beck (dnbeck@comcast.net) as soon as possible, but not later than noon tomorrow (Thursday, March 5).  We anticipate that some will opt out of the Saturday trip because of prior commitments, so we will have only one bus, with a maximum seating capacity of 56.

For those ticket holders who are not able to join us on Saturday, we will attempt to refund as much of your ticket cost as possible.  There are certain fixed costs that we must cover before we can determine how much that refund will be.  We will keep you posted on that.

If you go with us on Saturday, departure from Lewes (Food Lion parking lot at Five Points in Lewes) is set for 9:00a that morning.  You are kindly requested to arrive at the parking lot 15 minutes ahead of time to facilitate check-in and loading of the bus.  There will be ample parking for your vehicles.  When you are ready to board, you will be checked in.  Suitably warm clothing is suggested.

There is a restroom on board the bus, and there will be a scheduled stop at the Smyrna rest stop north of Dover.  Tickets for the Flower Show will be distributed to you on the bus before arrival in Philadelphia.  Your time is your own in Philadelphia, but the bus is scheduled to depart from Philadelphia at 4:00p for the return trip to Lewes.  On the way up to Philadelphia, you will be given cell phone numbers of your bus “monitors” in case of emergency.

We hope to see as many of you as possible on Saturday.

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