Bloomington Area Departures

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 -- BREAKFAST WITH THE CLUB

Going on location to…..The Baby Fold

Join us as we gather at the former Soldiers and Sailors Home in Normal to learn about how The Baby Fold is servicing the area needs in Central Illinois. Since its origins as an orphanage in 1902, this non-for-profit organization has evolved over time to continue filling the gaps for needed services for children from birth through high school. The Baby Fold's impact is growing and we invite you to come hear about continued growth of services and teaching provided and how it is truly making a difference in the community and throughout Central and downstate Illinois.

Morning Activities Include:

 Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.

 Baby Fold Presentation

 Vista Club Updates

 Baby Fold Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Cost: $5

Location - 612 Oglesby Ave., Normal, IL

Registration Deadline: September 2



SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 -- DINNER CRUISE ON SPIRIT OF PEORIA

Join us for a fun night out as we travel to Peoria to enjoy an evening dinner cruise. We will dine onboard the steamboat prior to departure. The musical cruise features Jimmy Buffet style music (and dancing) as we cruise along the river. Sit back and enjoy the music as we travel the Illinois River and view the Peoria skyline. You are welcome to enjoy beverages from the cash bar provided on board.

Cost: $69

Fee includes: Cruise, dinner, transportation, taxes, and tips

Schedule: Depart Bloomington: 6:00 p.m., Depart Steamboat: 10:45 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 19



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12 -- PLACE DE LA MUSIQUE/SANFILIPPO MANSION, Barrington Hills, IL

We are going back to the Sanfilippo Estate, owners of the Fisher Nut Company. This day begins with a wonderful dining experience at The Onion Pub which is layered with interesting nooks and crannies throughout this exciting venue. Sit back and enjoy your dining experience while getting to know other Vista Club members. If you finish early, feel free to stroll around and visit the gift shop.


After lunch we will travel to the world-renowned Sanfillippo Estate featuring a tour wonderfully named, "Place de la Musique." This collection is nothing short of amazing, Gregory Leifel, the Executive Director of the Sanfilippo Foundation, will take us on an magnificent journey throughout the actual residence of Mr. and Mrs. Sanfilippo (and, yes, they actually live here). The tour features some of the most extraordinary collections and restorations in existence today. We begin in the entry way of the home offering a breath-taking view of a fully restored spiral staircase which serves as the backdrop to the musical collection we will hear about. You will be amazed by the beautifully restored music machines featuring a multitude of various instruments, phonographs, Tiffany lamps, arcade and gambling machines, the world's largest restored theater pipe organ (which you will get to hear play), the most spectacular fully restored European salon carousel in existence, street and tower clocks, steam engines, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Hear about the preservation of this collection and the sharing of these marvelous inventions of the Western World. We will explore the items featured in this home and the outer building built specifically to house the European Carousel, fully restored train cars, and sooooo much more. Following this one-of-a-kind tour, we will stop at the Fisher Nut Outlet Store where you are can purchase some wonderful treats for friends, family or just for the ride home!

Cost: $99

Registration Deadline: Monday, September 12

Trip Fee Includes: Lunch, Tour of Sanfilippo Estate, transportation, tips & taxes.

Trip Departs: Bloomington at 8:15 a.m., Pick-Up #2: Rtes. 18 & 251 at 8:55 a.m., Pick-Up #3: Flying J in LaSalle at 9:20 a.m.


NOTE: Due to the late return time, we are offering an optional $7 per person box lunch meal from Avanti's. If you

would like to order a sandwich, chips, and cookie for your ride home, please let us know upon registration.



SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2016 -- ALL VISTA CHRISTMAS PARTY

Stay tuned for more fun and camaraderie with your fellow Vista Club members from ALL branches. Last year was such a fun adventure that we decided to repeat this in 2016. Stay tuned for more details and an exact date!




For more information on the Bloomington departures please contact:


Evon Long: 309.663.6300 ext. 821 or elong@firststatebank.biz