Charleston’s Unitarian Universalist Congregation checked the calendar and scheduled The Spirit of West Virginia for a fall foliage fundraiser.
UUC organizers located the “official” West Virginia State Government leaf department (http://www.wvcommerce.org/travel/thingstodo/by_season/fall/default.aspx), burned incense, and consulted the memories of old timers before settling on what they believe will be the optimum October date for viewing the changing leaves.
Mid-afternoon on October 23th, Captain Dick Daughtery will nose the “Spirit” up to Magic Island, lower the ramp and board participants for a “peak week” cruise up the Kanawha River. The trip will feature an expert botanical discussion of the different colors generated by the different trees. On the return trip, the crowd will be treated to a gourmet meal and quiet jazz.
“It’s a UUC event,” said one member, “but anyone is welcome to join us. If you’re interested, you can call the UUC office and check on ticket availability.”
The office number is 304-345-5042.