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Whip City Travelers
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Whip City Travelers
The Whip City Travelers organize trips for area citizens at the Westfield Council On Aging / Senior Center. Some of these trips include monthly casino trips to Mohegan and Foxwoods, Atlantic City, and multiple day or one day trips that include luncheons or dinner.
All trips are booked on a first come, first serve basis and are open to the general public. Participants need not be seniors (over 60) to go on any of the trips
The group requests that people with physical challenges have a companion who is not physically challenged accompany them on trips.
Single day trips must be paid in full at time of sign-up. Seats for the casino day trips will be assigned beginning on the posted sign-up day and only when payment is received. Those who call for tickets will be put on a waiting list.
Deposits vary depending upon the tour being offered. Deposit information is available either on the trip flyer or by contacting the Whip City Travelers.
Reservations: All trips must be paid one full month in advance so payment can be made to the bus company.
All trip prices include gratuities to the bus driver and tour guides.
Watch for further information on future trips
Times for trip sign-ups are on the following days and times only:
Mondays from 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Wednesdays from 9 a.m. -12 Noon
Fridays from 9 a.m. - 12 Noon
Trip sign-up dates will be strictly adhered to. Checks should be made payable to "Whip City Travelers". Credit cards and post-dated checks are not accepted.
Please consider calling the Senior Center at (413) 562-6435 before dropping off a Whip City Travelers payment to be certain that a volunteer is not out due to illness or volunteering as a group leader on a trip the day you intend to visit to make your payment.
Monthly Mohegan & Foxwoods Trips
All monthly casino trips cost $23.
January's monthly trip is to Mohegan on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Sign up is on Friday, December 2nd.
February's monthly trip is to Foxwoods on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Sign up is on Friday, January 6th.
March's monthly trip is to Mohegan on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Sign up is on Friday, February 3rd.
The monthly casino trips depart at 8:00 am and return approximately 5:45 p.m.
February 15-17, 2017
Resorts Hotel Casino Atlantic City
March 7, 2017
Celtic Crossings with Andy Cooney at Chez Josef *SELF DRIVE
April 18, 2017
Songs of the Grand Ole Opry at the Log Cabin *SELF DRIVE
May 15, 2017
Mystery Mother's Day at the Log Cabin with Brunch *SELF DRIVE
May 25, 2017
Gatlin Brothers at Indian Ranch with Lunch at Wrights Farm
June 20, 2017
Tall Ships in Boston with Lunch at Lantana's
July 18, 2017
Sail the Indian Princess on Lake Chargog with Lunch at Point Breeze
Temporary Whip City Travelers Parking - St. John’s Lutheran Church
Due to the limited parking at City Hall, all trips through the Whip City Travelers are now parking at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 60 Broad Street. Church officials ask that you park as far to the left as possible so not to disturb other activities going on at the church.
Open & Closed for Business - Reminder
The Whip City Travelers volunteers are available to collect trip money and distribute tickets on scheduled days only.
Should these days and times change, it will be published in the newsletter, online and posted at the Senior Center.
Please consider calling the Senior Center at (413) 562-6435 before dropping off a travel club payment to be certain that a volunteer is available. The Whip City Travelers are a separate entity from the Council on Aging / Senior Center.
The staff does not have access to the travel club books and records and therefore cannot assist with transactions when the travel club is not in the office.
City of Westfield, MA
59 Court Street
Westfield, MA 01085
Ph: (413) 572-6200
Fx: (413) 572-6274