Costa Rica is Feb. 20 destination

Submitted photoTeresa Nickeson of Maquoketa and her son, Colin Nickeson, traveled to Costa Rica, where they explored the beauty of the rain forest as well as the volcanoes, national parks and beaches. Teresa is the presenter for the DeWitt Noon Lions Club travelogue on Feb. 20.

DEWITT — “Colorful Costa Rica” by Teresa Nickeson of Maquoketa is the next program in the DeWitt Noon Lions Club travelogue series on Feb. 20.

This is a change in the original schedule. Amy Muller Boden of Parkville, Missouri, who was to show her program, “Route 66, Part 2,” on this date will, instead, be the presenter on March 6.

Nickeson, a veteran presenter, and her son, Colin Nickeson, spent 10 days last July exploring Costa Rica. Spectacular sights included rain forests, volcanoes, national parks, waterfalls, hot spring pools and beaches. They saw the most beautiful birds and flowers and many colorful and interesting animals, and they went spelunking, hiking, zip lining, and even volunteered at an animal rescue center. The country was easy to navigate, and the people were some of the nicest in the world. Nickeson highly recommends a visit to this country for anyone looking for beautiful nature, adventure, diversity or just a wonderful climate in which to relax.

Shows are at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Operahouse Theatre in downtown DeWitt. A $5 donation is suggested. The Lions return the proceeds from the travelogue series in the form of support for community projects. No seats are reserved.

This year marks the 50th year of Lions’ travelogues in DeWitt, and a lucky travelogue attendee will have a golden opportunity to win a two-night stay at the beautiful Oakwood Inn, a bed and breakfast located in scenic Okoboji, as part of the celebration.

Door prizes are drawn from ticket stubs at each travelogue presentation, and the winning tickets from each show will be placed into a drawing to be held at the May 29 presentation, capping 50 years of holding the unique fundraiser.

Every effort will be made to present a travelogue on the day scheduled. However, if inclement weather forces a cancellation, local television and radio stations will be asked to announce the cancellation, and the information will be posted on the theater door.

Several local restaurants will have special items on their menus for travelogue patrons. The Central Community Historical Society will be open in the early afternoon, and a variety of shopping opportunities in DeWitt make this a great destination for a day trip.

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