Bell ringers bus to Boston, invite public along

Mar 13, 2017
The Boston Handbell Festival takes place in Boston’s historic Old South Church.

Camden — The Penobscot Bay Ringers will host a day trip to Boston Tuesday, May 16, that will feature visits to historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Copley Place. The day will culminate at Old South Church, where Penobscot Bay Ringers will be one of five groups performing in the eleventh annual Boston Handbell Festival.

The cost is $50 per person, which includes round trip coach transportation between Camden and Boston. Admission to the Boston Handbell Festival Concert at Old South Church is free of charge, although donations are suggested. Lunch and dinner will be on travelers’ own at Faneuil Hall and Copley Place, where there are plenty of dining, entertainment and shopping options.

The charter bus seating is limited to 45 people, and paid reservations are needed by May 1. Those who would like to join the trip should contact Eve Bell at 315-0378 or Bell.Eve.Me8293@gmail.com to reserve a seat. Checks are payable to Penobscot Bay Ringers and should be mailed to P.O. Box 82, Rockport, ME 04856. Payment is due at time of reservation.

Those going on the May 16 trip will meet in the parking lot of the First Congregational Church at 55 Elm St./Route 1 at 8:30 a.m. The bus will depart promptly at 9 a.m. to arrive at Faneuil Hall by 1 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., the bus will depart for Copley Square. The Boston Handbell Concert begins at 8 p.m. at Old South Church, which is within easy walking distance from Copley Place. The bus will arrive back in Camden at approximately 1 a.m.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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