SOUTHWEST AIRLINES SENDS 25 SENIORS 'HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS'
DETROIT, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Wayne County Executive Edward H. McNamara announced today that 25 of Detroit's senior citizens, age 65 or older, will fly "Home for the Holidays" on complimentary airline tickets provided by Southwest Airlines. The recipients were selected by Southwest Airlines and the Wayne County Executive Office of Nutrition Services based upon economic need and their reasons for travel. The tickets will be presented at noon Wednesday, Dec. 1, by McNamara and Kevin Krone, Southwest Airlines marketing manager, at the Marriott Hotel located at Metro Airport. All seniors will be able to begin their trip on Dec. 6 and have until Jan. 13, 1994, to complete it. Ground transportation and additional travel expenses are not provided. Since the program began in 1979, thousands of seniors have been able to go "Home for the Holidays." In 1986, President Reagan cited the program as an outstanding community service program and awarded it the Presidential Award for Private Sector Initiatives. For those who wish to purchase a ticket, Southwest Airlines also offers discount Senior Fares to those over the age of 65. Some restrictions may apply. -0- 11/30/93 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Members of the media are invited to attend the event./ /CONTACT: Irma Clark of the Wayne County executive's office, 313-224-0831; or Kevin Krone of Southwest Airlines, 313-522-4160/
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