Fox Valley Area Departures

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015 -- "GUYS ON ICE" -- Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson, WI

You've seen them. Little wooden shanties sitting on lake ice. Puffs of smoke rising from chimney pipes. On a quiet day, maybe the static of a tinny radio filters through plywood walls, across the frozen tundra, back to shore. In a cold world, on a cold day, on a frozen lake, these little signs of life are all most people know of a secret culture that thrives right here amongst us. Well ... wonder no more as we bring you Fred Alley's wildly popular tale of the secret world of ice fishermen. GUYS ON ICE spends a day in the life of Marvin and Lloyd - fishing buddies and home grown philosophers. And now this Wisconsin favorite gets the full Fireside treatment that will keep you laughing from start to finish. Don't miss this side-splitting musical comedy, guaranteed to thaw out your funny bone with songs like "The Wishing Hole," "Ode to the Snowmobile Suit," "Fish is a Miracle Food," and "The One That Got Away."

Of course, we will also enjoy the wonderful matinee lunch provided at the Fireside prior to the show. Today's menu includes: Boneless short rib of beef, Chicken Waterford, whipped baked acorn squash, fresh green string beans, Marvin & Lloyd salad, and topped off with traditional strawberry shortcake! Coffee, tea and milk included. Plus there will be ample time to browse through the spectacular gift shops, purchase bakery items, or relax in the lounge.

* Sign-Up Time: 8:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

* Cost: $99

Fee Includes: Transportation, lunch, musical performance, taxes and tips

Departs: Rochelle Petro at 8:30 A.M.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015 -- DIVE RIGHT IN! Rochelle & Sycamore, IL

Is skydiving on your bucket list? Have you thought about it but decided it was too risky? This is the next best way to have the experience without the fear! "Dive" right in with First State Bank Vista Club when we travel to the Flight Deck Bar & Grill located next to the Chicago Skydiving Center in Rochelle, IL. Sit down and enjoy a leisurely lunch on your own and try some of their signature dishes like "Fly-By Spinach Salad," Filet Sliders, or any of their mouth-watering sandwiches, accompanied by their signature chips! While we eat, we will be scanning the sky for the skydivers. You will be able to see them as they emerge as tiny dots in the blue sky and parachute down … sometimes landing on their feet or landing on their bottoms! There will also be an opportunity to tour the facility and watch as they fold up the parachutes, train the jumpers, tune the planes, and much more.

NOTE: Skydiving observation is dependent on weather and wind conditions.

Next on the agenda we will "descend" on the Roberts Armory, also in Rochelle. This is a museum that holds a personal collection of memorabilia from World War II. It has it all--tanks, jeeps, landing craft, uniforms, authentic family photographs from Germany--really, just bursting at the seams with items all related to the war that just marked it's 70th anniversary. Finally, we will "land" at Prairie State Winery in downtown Sycamore for a bit of wine tasting. We will have a chance to taste 7 of their award winning wines, shop for some unique gifts, and be able to relax after an exhilarating day of diving, descending and landing! Bottoms up!

* R.S.V.P. by July 15, 2015

* Cost: $30 per person

DEPART FROM: First State Bank, 2601 Oak St., St. Charles at 10:00 a.m. and arrive back at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Price includes transportation, viewing and tour at Chicago Skydiving Center, Armory tour, wine tasting, taxes and tip. Lunch is on your own.

AUGUST 25 & 26, 2015 -- SENIOR EXPO, Drury Lane Theatre/Convention Center, Oak Brook, IL

Stop at the Vista Club Booth and catch up on the latest that First State Bank and Vista Club can offer!

Times: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day

Address: 100 Drury Lane, Oak Brook, IL


Visit our booth and obtain the most up-to-date information on Vista Club ... benefits, trips, ideas, and much more!

Times: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Address: 150 S. Gary Ave., Carol Stream, Il


We are treating members from all (4) Vista areas with a unique visit to Barnacopia where you will be amazed as you wander through the museum and view the collections that will awaken some of your fondest childhood memories, all while being entertained with music and food, compliments of Vista Club. Next we venture over to White Pines Theatre for a delicious buffet dinner and a hilarious rendition of Scrooge – the Comedy. More details and cost to follow.

* R.S.V.P. by

* Cost: To be determined

* Fee Includes: Transportation, museum entrance, food, beverages, entertainment, dinner, musical performance, taxes and tips

For more information on the Fox Valley Departures contact:

Shelly Crowley, 630.584.7100 ext. 51338 or