The Bowling Green Senior Citizens Club club took their annual Fall Foliage Trip on Oct. 22.
Joining in the all-day outing were Margaret Davis, Marcelle Hahn, Donna Hiser, Linda Miller, Elinore
Sheperd, Fern Sipe, Jean Van Streader and June Van Vorhis, plus their regular van driver, Dan Rodesky.
Seniors were picked up at Cedar Park, Stadium View and at St. Mark’s parking lot. They head north toward
Waterville, south on Ohio 65 to Napoleon, then took Route 424 to Defiance. It was sunny with colors at
the peak. Defiance College campus was in full color.
The route continued on Ohio 24 West to U.S. 127 toward Paulding, south on 127 to Van Wert where the
seniors had lunch at the famous Balyeats Coffee Shop. The chef-owner took time to converse with the
The tour continued south to Celina and Grand Lake St. Marys, where they viewed the lighthouse on the
western edge of the lake, the boat launch park and beautiful homes along the shoreline. It is the
largest man-made lake in the U.S. – 10 miles long and five miles wide, and was a part of the Erie-Ana
Canal System from Toledo to Dayton.
The bus headed north from Wapakoneta, and made a stop for ice cream at Dietsch’s in Findlay enroute home.
The seniors welcome anyone to join the club. Their monthly meeting is the first Thursday of the month at
1 p.m. in the basement of the Wood County Senior Center, north of the county library.