Prime Timers Return to Farm Bureau!

Farm Bureau welcomes Prime Timers back after over a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic.

The last Prime Timers event was held in March 2020, so returning to Farm Bureau in person is long overdue!

The first returning Prime Timers luncheon and program is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 13 featuring the Truman’s Ridge Band. The first day trip is set for Friday, Oct. 15 to see fall foliage on the Celebration Belle Riverboat.

Truman’s Ridge performs in September for members

Back by popular demand, Truman’s Ridge offers an exciting blend of bluegrass music, a bit of folk, a hint of jazz and a touch of swing music.

The band features Steven Sarver on guitar, Bruce Wallace on banjo, harmonica, and upright bass, Chris Johnson on upright bass and guitar, Charley Smart on dobro, resonator and guitar, and Max Winkels on mandolin and banjo. Their harmonies at times are reminiscent of the early brother bands, and at other times showing a strong rural-gospel influence.

They will be performing at 1 p.m. in the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Theater. Prior to their performance, Prime Timers will enjoy a lunch prepared by 5 B’s Catering at noon.

Prime Timers are urged to register for the Sept. 13 lunch and program at the Farm Bureau office. Lunch fee is $7 and due at the time of registration. Members can register by stopping by the office or sending in their registration with payment. The deadline to register is Sept. 7.

Prime Timers is open to DeKalb County Farm Bureau Members 55+ years. Members are welcome to bring one guest to Farm Bureau sponsored events.

See fall foliage from the Celebration Belle, Oct. 15

Enjoy a four-hour lunch cruise on the Celebration Belle while enjoying fall foliage on Friday, Oct. 15.

Farm Bureau has reserved 50 spaces for members on this riverboat cruise. The cruise departs and returns to Moline on the mighty Mississippi River, providing rich history with narration and scenic views along the way.

The cruise includes their famous sticky rolls with fruit for starters and then a full hot lunch buffet.

Cost of the day trip is $95, and includes the riverboat cruise with lunch, plus motorcoach transportation. The motor coach departs from Farm Bureau at 8 a.m. and returns by 5 p.m.

Registration is now open for this day trip. Stop by the Farm Bureau office to register or call 815-756-6361 and provide credit card payment. Limited spaces available.