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POSTED May 4, 2010 2:51 a.m.
Organizers of the one-day trip to New York City along with a five-day stay in Washington, D.C., are still accepting registrations for youngsters interested in this excursion planned for June 2011.

Thus far, those planning to attend are currently sixth-grade students, who will be entering the eighth grade by then.

That’s also when youngsters of Manteca Unified will study American history, according to Michelle Crippen, who is a teacher in the district and one of the organizers for the educational student travel programs of World Strides.

Cost for the trip is $2,000 per person. This includes air fare, hotel accommodations, night security, all meals, chartered buses, and tour guides which are part of the travel package.

Payments will also be accepted in installments.

In addition, a series of fundraisers to help defray expenses includes one scheduled for Wednesday, May 19, at the new Main Street Café location at 1464 W. Yosemite Ave., from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for the meal, and can be purchased by May 14. The fundraising dinner will consist of herb chicken pasta, green salad, focaccia bread and a mini cheesecake.

Fifty percent of the proceeds for the dinner will go directly to the account for the student trip.

The White House, changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, and viewing the Nation’s Capital from atop the Washington Monument are among the points of interest for this group trip.

The itinerary also includes the U.S. Capitol, National Archives, the Vietnam and World War II Memorials, Holocaust Museum, the Smithsonian Museums, Ford’s Theater, Mount Vernon, and the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials.

In New York City, they’ll have a chance to visit Ground Zero, Times Square, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and catch a Broadway Show.

For more information, call Crippen at (209) 825-7849 or e-mail mrcrippen@msn.com.

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