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Trip to Rusyn Coal Country: Lansford, Pa.

Saturday July 11, 2009

The New York Chapter invites all to join and visit Rusyn Coal Country of Lansford Pa. The trip begins with a tour by parish members of St John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church in Lansford Pa. This is one of the oldest Byzantine Catholic parishes started in 1892. The present church was dedicated in 1911.

Next, the tour continues across town to No.9 Coal Mine. It is the world's oldest continuously operated anthracite coal mine.  Closed in 1972, it now operates tours of the facilities. Learn of its operations and life of the miners by exploring its Museum.  Then take a memorable tour of the mine by riding a coal cart and learning about the miners life below ground. Don't forget to bring a sweater or jacket since the mine is a constant cool 55 degrees.

To refresh and discuss what everyone has seen, the trip stops at the local Palace Restaurant to enjoy the local ethnic foods for lunch before returning home. Join us for a most enjoyable Rusyn summer Saturday.

A van will be available for those who wish not to drive. The price to reserve a seat on the van is $30 ($25 for NJ members). Children reserve seats on the van for half price, $15 ($12 for children of NJ members).  Reservations are based on a first come, first serve basis in view of the limited seating. Please make out your check to 'Carpatho-Rusyn Society NY Chapter'  and send to:

Barbara Dzubak, 16-20 160th Street, Whitestone, NY 11357.  Please include your email address or phone number and which location (below) you wish to obtain the van.  Deadline for seat reservations is Wednesday, July 8, 2009.


 08:45am Departure       St. John Chrysostom Church
                                         70-29   45th Avenue
                                         Woodside, Queens, NY  11377
                                         (Parking is available)

 09:15am  Departure     New York Public Library
                                        Mulberry Street Branch
                                        10 Jersey Street
                                        Manhattan, NY  10012
                                        (One block south of Lafayette
                                        and Houston)
                                       (No parking is available)

09:45am Departure       Wayne Public Library
                                        461 Valley Road
                                        Wayne, NJ  07470
                                        (Parking is available)

 11:45am Arrival             St John the Baptist Byzantine
                                        Catholic Church
                                        116 East Bertsch Street
                                         Lansford, Pa. 18232

12:45pm Arrival             No 9 Coal Mine
                                        9 Dock Street
                                        Lansford Pa 18232

                                        Museum Fee: $3
                                        Museum and Coal Mine Tour: $7

02:45pm Arrival             Palace Restaurant
                                       101 West Bertsch Street
                                        Lansford, Pa   18232

06:00pm Return            Wayne Public Library, Wayne NJ

06:45pm Return            Mulberry Branch Library, Manhattan

07:15pm Return            St John Chrysostom Church,
                                        Woodside,   NY  

For additional information please email or 609-882-4872