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January 7, 2014

Ding Darling group tour Jan. 25

BRIGHTON — On Jan. 25, a group tour will leave Brighton and Washington for the opening day of Ding Darling's exhibit at the Herbert Hoover Museum. Departure from Brighton will be 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. from Washington.				

See art works of Jay N. "Ding" Darling, master cartoonist and conservationist. Friends of Lake Darling, his namesake, invite you to join them on a bus tour to the Hoover Museum at West Branch to see artifacts new to the public's eye and hear Samuel Koltinsky, Marvo Entertainment Executive Producer bring them to life. Koltinsky produced the documentary "America's Darling, The Story of Jay N. 'Ding' Darling." Koltinsky has some surprises in store. The Friends will have some announcements.

To register, call Dr. Fay Vittetoe at 319-694-2815. There are only 35 seats for this trip, but if more are interested, another trip may be added in February or March.

The cost will be $30 for registrations received by Jan. 20. After Jan. 20, the price will be $35. Registration for children 15 and under is $20.

The group tour includes round-trip transportation from Brighton or Washington, entrance fee and light lunch at the museum.

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