Model Mothers To Travel in China
Kinmen's model mothers set out for(1) China via the Mini-Three-Links on May 11 to start a 3-day trip to Xiamen and Quanzhou at the expense of(2) the County government. Director of Social Affairs Bureau Hsu Nai-chuan saw them off(3) at the pier on behalf of Magistrate Li and wished them a happy journey. He repeatedly reminded the workers to take good care of those model mothers and make sure everyone could leave home happily and return safely.
In order to thank the model mothers for their hard work and dedication,(4) Magistrate Li publicly cited(5) and awarded them yesterday and arrangements were made for them to go on a 3-day trip to Xiamen and Quanzhou.
The 30-member group going on the journey, including the model mothers, their accompanying children and government workers, was led by the Chairwoman Ni-Zhen Pei-Hui and the Secretary General Tang Li-Hui of Kinmen County Women's Rights Promotion Association. Most of the members were already grandmothers. The 85-year-old Mrs. Zhang Shui was the oldest in the group. She was excited about going to Xiamen and Quanzhou to visit temples. Being seen off by her son-in-law Lin De Gong, the Director of Kinmen Land Administration Bureau, made her even happier.
The itinerary(6) of the model mothers' 3-day travel includes visits to Quanzhou's Kaiyuan Temple, Tongan's Fantian Temple, Xiaman's Putuo Temple and Guanyin Temple, as well as other attractions and historical monuments like Quanzhou Maritime Museum, Laojun Rock, Luoyang Bridge, and China Museum for Fujian-Taiwan Kinship, etc. They were expected to return to Kinmen on the 13th.
■1. set out for-出發前往～。
■2. at the expense of-由～支付費用；以～為代價。
■3. see off-為～送行。