This is our last adventure for the year, and you’re invited! This is one you won’t want to miss!
A SLICE OF CLINTONVILLE: Vagabonds Style!
Thursday, June 8, 2023: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Did you know? Clintonville celebrated 175 years last year?!
CWC Vagabonds is joining in the celebration of her milestone with a Vagabonds tailored bus tour we’re calling “A Slice of Clintonville: Vagabonds Style!”
We are delighted that our very own Mary Rodgers has agreed to guide us on this Vagabonds adventure tailored just for us! Having served many years as President of the Clintonville Historical Society, she has accumulated a wealth of knowledge about all things Clintonville! She is generously sharing this wisdom for our final Vagabonds adventure Slice of Clintonville to make it extra special for us! Thank you, Mary!
We will begin our Slice of Clintonville adventure by heading north to the Walnut Grove Cemetery on the Clintonville/Old Worthington border. Founded in 1859, we’re including this hidden cemetery because of its rich history. Its unique location is adjacent to the natural wonder of the 97-mile long Olentangy River, a tributary of The Scioto River and offers an unusual peacefulness right here in the middle of a bustling North High Street! We’ll take a short and easy walk led by a volunteer docent, who will share her wealth of knowledge of the history of this military cemetery including veterans of every war since the War of 1812. From here, we will head south to East North Broadway and disembark at the Gateway History Mural where Mary will walk us through “A Slice of Art” depicting 175 years of Clintonville. Each Vagabonder attending will receive a special photo book produced by the Clintonville Historical Society highlighting parts of the mural.
Next on the agenda is lunch at the new Gatto’s Pizza located on Indianola with your choice of “A Slice of Pizza (or two!)”. This famous pizzeria has been serving Clintonville pizza pies since 1952! Closed for lunch, this is an intimate offering with only our group as guests. Mary Rodgers will continue her Clintonville remarks, answering your questions while sharing a few rarely seen Clintonville artifacts.
Our final Slice of Clintonville will be visiting and learning about Clintonville’s charming Northmoor neighborhood with a lecture of admired Clintonville architecture including the American Four Square and Dutch Colonial. A short walk will be led by Mary to discuss the history of the development of this neighborhood and three unique houses and their history. We’ll be spoiled with an “up close and personal view” of The Canoe Club and the Edgewater House, originally owned by a member of the Zinn Lumber Company. As an extraordinary offering, we’ll be given an exclusive tour of the original Clintonville farmhouse, now the home of our very own, Marilyn Pramschufer.
Our Vagbonds motto is “Life is meant for great adventures and good friends!” With that in mind, and just as the ladies probably did when this neighborhood was built, we’ll enjoy conversation hosted by Shirley Palumbo on her lovely front porch and deck of her red brick American Four Square! For about an hour, we’ll relax and enjoy a June afternoon with a Whit’s custard cup and another signature Vagabonds cocktail designed by our very own, Libby Wetherholt!
This short description of our 4 ½ hour tour will retell facts we might have known, as well as, introduce us to historical details about Clintonville’s very early days including the underground railroad connection and the zoo and amusement park once home to what is now known as Old Beechwold. If you’re one who calls Clintonville home or one that only visits when attending CWC, it’ll remind you of why this is a special neighborhood and its place in Columbus history.
Price: Buffet Pizza Lunch at Gatto’s Pizza: $15.00
Bus Tour and photo booklet 24.00
Total Price per person $39.00
Minimum needed: 20 paid Reservations.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 11 (If the minimum 20 needed is not met by this date, we will need to cancel the tour to minimize our expenses). If the tour is cancelled, you will receive a FULL refund.
Travel awaits and we hope you will join us!
Your Vagabonds Committee:
Kelley Hughes and Shirley Palumbo, Co-Chairs
Vilora Severance, Treasurer
Cindy Williams, Hospitality
Carol Russack, Hospitality
All bus tours are First Come, First Served! Bring your friends, your sister, your daughter, your husband! Your choice! But register and pay by the cancellation deadline to avoid disappointment in either being closed out or cancellation of the trip due to low participation.
If Vagabonds needs to cancel due to low participation, you will receive a FULL refund.
We understand life happens and you may need to cancel for illness, etc. Vagabonds is required to pay nonrefundable deposits in advance for the tours to secure them. For this reason, we regret we cannot offer cash refunds. However, you are welcome to offer your paid reservation to someone else. Just let Kelley know of the change as soon as you can. Kelley’s cell (614)949-4187.
REGISTER with Vilora Severance, Phone: (614) 263-9847 or
Please make checks payable to CWC Vagabonds and mail to Vilora Severance, 140 Glenmont Avenue, Columbus, OH 43214.
Clintonville Trolley Tour:
We regret the Clintonville Trolley Tour scheduled for Monday, September 26 is postponed until April. Despite our best efforts, we were not able to secure adequate transportation at a reasonable cost. We will continue working to bring you the best tour possible in the Spring.
We welcome the Fall and you back for a new year of adventures! We have several planned and will unveil them at our first get together of the year on Thursday, October 13 at 11:30 am in the Ravine Room at the Club. We want your input so please join us and bring your ideas for adventures you want! Everyone is welcome! We will also have a short business meeting and collect dues of $5.00.
THIS MONTH’s THEME: AS AMERICAN AS APPLE PIE!
This month will be Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch!
We’ll bring HOMEMADE Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream and Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream. Yes, we said HOMEMADE! None of this frozen or store-bought stuff! We’ll also have beverages: coffee, iced tea, and water. But, don’t be shy. Bring your favorite beverage if you prefer.
JOIN the FUN!
It wouldn’t be a Vagabonds get together without some game fun! Can you remember anticipating your first day of school with your new lunch box? I can! I remember proudly toting my new Pippi Longstocking one year and Buffy and Jody with Mrs. Beasley (from Family Affair) another. Back then, we called it a lunch box and they were metal!
So, here is the FUN…bring your favorite lunch in your most unusual lunch bag. A plain brown paper bag, just won’t do! Search your attics and basements for that special lunch bag/box/container! We love history so if you dust-off your vintage one, please bring its history too. Or, express your creativity by creating your own, reflecting your personality and current style! There will be a prize(s) for the BEST LUNCH BAG!
Vilora still takes and makes phone calls….614-263-9847. Don’t hesitate to call her; she has an answering machine and promises to return your call!
Looking forward to seeing you proudly toting your lunch container (bag, box or something else) and reminiscing about the first day of school and anticipating another year with Vagabonds adventures!
Travel and fun await,
Kelley Hughes and Shirley Palumbo, Co-chairs