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2016 Senior Trips is a Tenative Schedule.  All trips are paid in advance and non-refundable.

Guggisburg Cheese Factory – Rise & Roll – Shipshewana Shopping

Date:                  April 19, 2016

Time:                  10:30 AM

Leave:                10:00 AM Senior Center

Place:                  Shipshewana, Indiana

Lunch:                Essenhaus  574-825-9471

                             240 U.S. 20, Middlebury, Indiana      

Cost:                   Transportation by Donation


Guggisberg Cheese, Sixty Years of Quality and Goodness.

Treat yourself to a trip back in time as you drive on State Route 557, winding through lush green pastures of the Doughty Valley. These are the pastures that produce the sweet, fresh milk that gives the Original Baby Swiss Cheese it’s unique creamy flavor. The Amish farmers have been bringing their milk to the Guggisberg Cheese Factory for over 60 years!

Sample our cheeses and see for yourself why people visit here from all over the world. In addition to Award Winning Cheese, our gift shop also features local and European Style Meats, Authentic Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks, and all the necessary cheese accessories.

Will also shop at the Davis Mercantile that has 22 shops on 4 floors and it does have an elevator.

The beginnings of the Davis Mercantile complex date back to 1891 when Hezekiah Davis saw a need in Shipshewana to accommodate those traveling through town. Building a hotel close to the train depot was a good idea. His family built several buildings in and around Shipshewana and is remembered today for pioneering the trade that took place over one hundred years ago. In the late 1960's it was decided to move the Old Davis Hotel from its location at the corner of Main and Morton Streets to a block West on Main Street. This was no small task and was something the entire town came to see.

Year's later, in the 1980's the Miller family purchased the Hotel and began refurbishing the hotel that had been used for other things in the past century, including a chicken hatchery! Soon the hotel was simply not big enough to hold all the ideas the Millers had for retail. The Davis Mercantile was built and soon became a destination and people came from far and near to visit.

County Heritage Winery Tour


Date:                  May 19, 2016

Time:                  9:00 AM

Leave:                9:30 AM Senior Center

Place:                  185 County Road 68, LaOtto

Lunch:                At the Moose Lake Christian Craft Village

                             11330 E. 500 S., LaOtto, Indiana 260-637-2372

Cost:                   Transportation by Donation

Constructed on their family owned farm, Country Heritage Winery & Vineyard gives true meaning to its name. The farm has over 100 years of family heritage. The proprietors, Jeremy & Jennifer Lutter, continued the Country Heritage tradition by opening the winery on April 29, 2011. 

Together our winemaker Kevin Geeting and the Lutters developed our Wine Philosophy.  “Ultimately, we wish to give you the same thing we would want in a wine. It is our belief that great wine starts in the vineyard or field with quality grapes and fruit.” Jeremy & Jennifer Lutter.

All of our fruits come from the family owned farm, Blueberry Acres, or from other reputable fruit farms in Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, Washington, or California. We will continue to do this in the future to supplement our 24 acres of grapevines planted in spring of 2011. These include Cayuga White, Traminette, Vignoles, LaCrescent, Marechal Foch, Marquette, Norton, and Concord. With meticulous care and attention to detail, we will strive to nurture the best grapes from these varietals for our wines. After all, if the fruit is great the winemaking part is easy.

Country Heritage has created more than two dozen award winning wines since opening their doors, including 2012 Indiana’s Traminette of The Year. Open seven days a week the winery is a great place to relax, whether on the spacious wrap around porch or in the gazebo, where you’ll be surrounded by eight acres of gorgeous vineyard. 

Dixie Paddle Wheeler


Date:                  June 21, 2016

Time:                  10:00 AM

Leave:                10:30 AM Senior Center

Place:                  North Webster, Indiana

Lunch:                Pizza King

                             405 S. Dixie Drive, North Webster, Indiana

Cost:                   $7.00 per person for the Paddle Wheeler.

                             Transportation by Donation.

The first Dixie operated from 1914 to 1928. Like the City of Webster, it was a wooden-hulled vessel. The wooden hulls required significant maintenance. The boats had to be winched onto dry land and caulked each spring.

The first Dixie was approximately 65 feet long. It was constructed using the "swayback" design of traditional wooden-hulled riverboats. The swayback design employed a series of hogchains and hog trusses to give the vessel structural support. The two "main" hogchains extended from the stem to stern; passing up through the top deck and back down to the paddlewheel spars.

1981 brought dramatic changes to Dixie Camp. Walter Nellessen, owner of a successful construction firm in Vaparaiso, Indiana, bought and took possession of Dixie Camp on January 1st, 1981. For the most part, Walter remained in Valparaiso until 1983 in order to oversee his business there. Managers were hired to run Dixie Camp, which was soon renamed "Dixie Haven". Due to the various logistics of this arrangement, the new management sought little instruction from the previous owner. This was unlike all past sales of the Dixie, and it proved to reduce the quantity and quality of boat history and piloting skills that had usually been passed on to new owners.

Immediately after purchasing Dixie Camp, Nellessen made several structural changes to the Dixie itself. Beginning in March 1981, a carpenter was hired to enclose the engine room area, add fake smokestacks and construct two "eyebrows" at the front of the boat. The eyebrows were added to permit easier passage to the lower deck.

Although the new engine room did provided extra sound proofing, most of the changes did not fit the original design intent of the vessel, which by this time had historical value. The Dixie had been built in 1929 as the successor to the original 1914 Dixie and was modeled after the earlier vessel. A significant amount of its original design features had remained unaltered through the years. The total amount of changes made to the vessel through 1980 were negligable compared to the changes made afterwards.

The Round Barn Presents:  “All Shook Up”


Date:                  July 7, 2016

Time:                  2:00 PM

Leave:                11:00 AM Senior Center

Place:                  Round Barn – Nappanee, Indiana

Lunch:                Round Barn Restaurant @ 12:30 PM

Cost:                   $27.00 for Play and lunch.  Transportation by Donation



All Shook Up




Inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley!  Book by Joe Dipietro

"Teaming up Will Shakespeare and Elvis is like...well no other duo." It’s 1955, and into a square little town, in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”  The musical premiered on Broadway in 2005, where it ran for 200 performances before making its way around America at regional theatres.

Tin Caps **Evening Game**


Date:                  July 28, 2015

Time:                  7:05 PM Game Time

Leave:                 4:55 PM Senior Center

Place:                  Fort Wayne, Indiana

Dinner:              At the ballpark with hot dog, chips & drink

Cost:                   $9.00 for Game and dinner.  Transportation by Donation.


There will be fireworks after the game.

Sechler’s Pickle Factory Tour


Date:                  September 13, 2016

Time:                  10:30 AM

Leave:                9:30 AM Senior Center

Place:                  5686 IN-1, St. Joe, Indiana 260-337-5461

Lunch:                Italian Grill

                             227 N. Duesenburg Dr.  260-925-9400

Cost:                   Transportation by Donation.   Please no Flip

                             Flops, Open Toed Shoes or any Loose Jewelry



How We Make Pickles:  We could make them faster, but that wouldn’t make them better

We've been perfecting the art and science of making pickles for almost a century. For all the technical advances in food processing in recent years, many of our processes have changed little or not at all. We avoid any shortcuts that might detract from the quality of our pickles. Roll over the diagram below to see the steps taken in producing our pickles.

The Round Barn Theatre Presents:  Fiddler on the Roof

Date:                  October 13, 2016

Time:                  2:00 PM

Leave:                11:00 AM Senior Center

Place:                  Round Barn – Nappanee, Indiana

Lunch:                Round Barn Restaurant @ 12:30 PM

Cost:                   $27.00 for Play and lunch.  Transportation by Donation


 Fiddler on the Roof





Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Based on Sholem Aleichem’s “Tevye, the Dairyman” by special permission of Arnold Perl.

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
Amish Acres

Back by Popular Demand, The Musical Theatre “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof returns to the Joseph Stein Stage!

Winner of 9 Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and of course, Joseph Stein.  Touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty, this universal show is a staple of the musical theatre canon, and features such iconic and beloved songs as “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker”  The 2016 production will mark the fourth time the Round Barn Theatre has visited this story with past productions featuring Jerry O’Boyle, Robert Geils and Jeremy Littlejohn in the archetypal role of Tevye.

Directed and Choreographed by Jeremy Littlejohn.

The Round Barn Presents:  A Christmas Story


Date:                  November 17, 2016

Time:                  2:00 PM

Leave:                11:00 AM Senior Center

Place:                  Round Barn –Nappanee, Indiana

Lunch:                Round Barn Restaurant @ 12:30 PM

Cost:                   $27.00 for Play and Lunch.  Transportation by Donation


A Christmas Story






Book by Joseph Robinette
Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Based on the Motion Picture A Christmas Story distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and upon In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash, written by Jean Shepherd.  Produced with permission of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Dalfie Entertainment.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing.

A Sparkling Gift of an Adaptation, With a Surefire Charmer of a Score!

This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas.  Set in the 1940s in the fictional town Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker, and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts – an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle.  All the iconic scenes from the film are here, and the delightfully versatile score ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping ensemble numbers such as “Ralphie to the Rescue,” “A Major Award,” “Sticky Situation,” and the inevitable “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!” A Christmas Story, The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven’t.

Directed by Amber Burgess
Choreographed by Sarah Philabaum

Christmas Decoration Tour


Date:                  December 8, 2016

Time:                  6:00 PM Dinner

Leave:                5:00 PM Senior Center

Place:                  Franke Park Christmas Tour, Fort Wayne

Dinner:              Golden Corral          260-480-0193

                             4747 Lima Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Cost:                   Transportation by Donation. 


After dinner the vans will head out toward Franke Park to tour around to see the Christmas decorations.  You will not need to get out of the vans, just stay in your seats, relax and enjoy the tour.