Bloomington Trip

April 22, 2017
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Corporate Leisure
Celebrate Earth Day, April 22, with a trip to the Bloomington, Illinois area. We will depart from Sandburg’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) building at 8am. Our first stop will be a brief visit to the Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center. Afterwards, we will make our way to Twin Grove Wind Farm for a one-hour tour. You will learn about the farm’s energy output and benefits to the community, as well as, the technology behind the robust machines designed to capture the kinetic energy of the wind and convert it into electricity. We will then head to CJ’s Family Restaurant for lunch. CJ’s menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches, pizza and more. Succeeding lunch, we will travel to Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup for a tour and discover how the sirup is processed. Plus, you will learn why the Funk family does not spell ‘sirup’ with a ‘y.’ We will also take a tour of the Funk Prairie Home, built in 1864, featuring magnificent furniture and décor of the 1800’s. On the same site of the Prairie Home is also the Funk Gem & Mineral Museum. LaFayette Funk II’s collection is the largest one-man gem and mineral collection in the world. Please wear comfortable walking shoes with good tread. No open-toed shoes. Cost includes transportation and entrance to attractions. Lunch and shopping expenses are at your own cost. Space is limited, minimum of 10. Registration required by Wednesday, April 12. No cancellation past 04/12/17; however, a substitute can attend. Shuttle bus departs from Carl Sandburg College’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg.
SA, 04/22/17
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$40 CST C01 602