Coming up next weekend, December 13 and 14, the Northwestern Illinois Farm Show will be taking place at Westwood Sports Center in Sterling. The show runs on Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday. As always there will be a wide variety of booths for everyone. I will be down there at the show both days with Lee and Whiteside County Farm Bureaus. So be sure to stop on by. Our Young Leaders will also be sponsoring a pedal tractor pull on Saturday at 11 a.m.
We now have in stock our holiday nuts. The cashews, pecans, mixed nuts, bridge mix, and others are all on hand. Quantity is limited and we will not be placing another order so if you have a favorite and you did not preorder, be sure to stop in. Candles have also been flying off of the shelves. So if you plan on giving any of the BeanPod candles as holiday gifts, you better stop by before we are sold out. For those of you who are wondering what we will be offering in the future, we are still waiting to hear from our sales rep as to what is available. We plan to stick with a soy based candle. Hopefully we can find something comparable.
Tis the season of family togetherness. I know that sometimes too much family is not a good thing. If you have plans to travel, be sure to check out the hotel discounts available as a Farm Bureau member. Discounts of 20% are available off Choice Hotels and up to 20% off with Wyndham Hotel Group. Advance reservations are required however they only need to be made before you walk in the door of the hotel! So if family get-togethers get to be too much, you do have an out. Contact our office today for your discount code, or it is on the IFB Value Card that came with your membership dues notice.
We are excited to announce we are adding more businesses to our local discount program. The program year kicks off on January 1 so be sure to keep your eyes open for the new discounts that have been added.
If you missed our announcement of the bus trip to see the Wizard of Oz on Chicago Broadway, here is the information again. We are taking a bus to Chicago to the Cadillac Palace on Saturday, May 10th. It will be a matinee at 2 p.m. However we are also opening up the bus to anyone who would rather just spend the day downtown shopping, taking in museums, or whatever you desire. The cost for those going to the musical is $75 for members and $80 for non-members. For those just riding the bus in to spend the day doing other things, it is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Contact our office today to reserve your spot. Reservation deadline is January 6, 2014 for those wanting to go to the musical. Tickets will make a great Christmas or Mother’s Day gift. Contact us today at 815-244-3001.
Farm Bureau Classifieds
Carroll County Farm Bureau members can place up to two (2) free classified ads per week, with a limit of 250 characters per ad (not including spaces). Ads are limited to personal or farm items for sale/wanted to buy, or farm labor or services available or wanted. No ads for the sale or rental of real estate, garage sales, or commercial businesses will be accepted. To place an ad, call the Farm Bureau office at 815- 244-3001 by 4 p.m. Thursday to get your ad in the following week’s paper.
FS: 6-500lb. Holstein steers. All vaccinated. Call 815-677-5335
FS: 26 gallon Coleman upright air compressor, good condition, $185. 815-291-5743
FS: Exercise bike with arms, $75. 815-225-7510
FS: Small white tv, $5. 815-225-7510
Wanted: Experienced person to install a wood stove. 815-684-5443
FS: 20 strings of large Christmas lights, 100 bulbs, $5, gas weed eater with extra spools of line $25, Remington 14 in electric chain saw $25, Cement bear holding a salmon water pump, 28 in h by 19 in w, $50, 815-493-9981
FS: 8x8 ft playhouse $950. 815-244-9610
FS: Jug Model 202 livestock waterer $350. 815-244-9610
FS: Big round bales 1st, 2nd & 3rd crop. Stored inside, no rain. Feed value reports available. 815-244-9223
FS: Gas stove, $125. Electric dryer, $45. 815-291-5743
FS: One toyo P205/70R15 tire, new, $50 cash, Firm. 815-684-5288
FS: Hospital Bed, $300. 815-259-2315
FS: Snow blower. 12 horse Tecumseh engine, 33 inch cut, self propelled, with lights, 6 forward speeds and 2 reverse. Asking $500. Call 815-244-0819