Vintage Club Valentine Tea with Royalty Tours


Winifred and Clarice Cox enjoyed sweet treats at the Vintage Valentine Tea

Saint Mary’s Regional Health System and luxury travel company Royalty Tours, Inc. hosted a Vintage Club Valentine Tea in February, providing over 50 Vintage Club members and their guests information regarding Royalty travel opportunities in 2009.

Each year, Royalty Tours and Saint Mary’s work in conjunction to provide an array of exciting trips for Vintage members and travel enthusiasts. Before the program, which was held in the Saint Mary’s annex, guests were treated to a variety of treats ranging from fresh fruit and assorted cheeses to platters of rich chocolate and decadent petit fours. Royalty owners Parker and Sandy DeVore were on hand with a plethora of information regarding trip pricing and dates. Tour sign-up sheets were also available for those interested in traveling. After a brief welcome by Vintage Coordinator Stephanie Beerman, the program was turned over to Evonna Surrette, Royalty Director of Tours. Surrette highlighted the extensive travel schedule and provided an in-depth presentation on upcoming one-day and multi-day trips for 2009.

Barbara Parker of Dardanelle and Kay Vandergrift of Russellville
discuss travel plans with Sandey DeVore and Evonna Surrette of Royalty Tours.

Expanding across Arkansas and into neighboring states, one-day trips known as “Let’s Do Lunch” provide a wide variety of destinations to travelers for that quick get-away. Each trip includes motor coach travel, attractions and meals. This year’s “Let’s do Lunch tours include “Paula Deen Style & More” in Tunica, “Antiques America Har-Ber Village” in Grove, OK, “P. Allen Smith Garden Home Retreat” near Little Rock, plus several other interesting and exciting destinations. Multi-day trips include an Alaskan cruise in August, the annual October “Mystery Tour” and a San Antonio Christmas journey.
Dodie McSpadden of Dover is a frequent traveler with Vintage Club and Royalty Tours. “I love to travel with Royalty whenever I can,” she said. “We often travel to unexpected places, but even when we tour familiar places there is always something that makes each trip unique.”
The Royalty Tours office is located in Dover, AR. To inquire about upcoming tours, or to make travel reservations, please call 479-890-6774.


For information regarding Saint Mary’s Vintage Club, call the Vintage Line at 479-964-9355.

From Left: Julia Ann Taylor, Imo Hickman,
Gail Lutrell, Gerry Spradlin, Clarice Cox,
Arvetta Turner, Dodie McSpadden;
Winners of prizes presented at the tea.