2016 Senior Trips is a Tenative Schedule. All trips are paid in advance and non-refundable.
Cheese Factory – Rise & Roll – Shipshewana Shopping
April 19, 2016
10:00 AM Senior Center
240 U.S. 20,
Transportation by Donation
Cheese, Sixty Years of Quality and Goodness.
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!
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
Will also shop at the
Davis Mercantile that has 22 shops on 4 floors and it does have an elevator.
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.
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.
May 19, 2016
9:30 AM Senior Center
185 County Road 68, LaOtto
At the Moose Lake Christian
11330 E. 500 S.,
LaOtto, Indiana 260-637-2372
Transportation by Donation
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.
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
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
June 21, 2016
10:30 AM Senior Center
North Webster, Indiana
405 S. Dixie Drive,
North Webster, Indiana
per person for the Paddle Wheeler.
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.
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
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
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”
July 7, 2016
11:00 AM Senior Center
Round Barn – Nappanee, Indiana
Round Barn Restaurant @ 12:30 PM
for Play and lunch. Transportation by
by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley!
Book by Joe Dipietro
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
July 28, 2015
7:05 PM Game Time
PM Senior Center
Fort Wayne, Indiana
At the ballpark with hot dog,
chips & drink
for Game and dinner. Transportation by
There will be fireworks after