‘Road Scholar’ travel program set for Jan. 15

CRYSTAL FALLS—Dreaming about travel offers a welcome escape during these frigid January days.
    An event at Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp on Monday, Jan. 15, will provide senior adults with a format for such midwinter longings.
    Harry and Wilma Kallies of Crystal Falls will present a program on Road Scholar, the world’s largest education and travel organization dedicated to serving seniors. The Kallies have participated in six Road Scholar domestic excursions, including San Francisco, the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington, the Grand Canyon, New Orleans, Savannah and islands off the coast of Georgia.
    Formerly known as Elderhostel, the Road Scholar organization began in 1975 and has grown to offer nearly 5,500 programs throughout the U.S. and in more than 150 countries around the globe. An estimated 100,000 individuals will join in these educational adventures this year.
    The event will begin with coffee fellowship at 10 a.m. in the camp dining hall. Prior to the Road Scholar presentation, Pastor Tracy Polzin, camp director, will lead a devotion to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A buffet lunch will be served at noon.
    Following a morning of travel trekking, Aspirus physical therapist Nicki Price will offer some practical tips for preventing falls, particularly during the winter season.    A donation of $10 is requested for the event. Call the camp office at 906-214-2267 to make a lunch reservation. he camp is located 3 miles west of Crystal Falls off U.S. 2.