Deadline for RLC’s Amish Country Tour moved up

Now is the time to sign up for Rend Lake College’s Amish Country Tour as the registration deadline for this day trip has been moved up a week. Interested parties must pre-register by Tuesday, April 26.

The trip will depart Tuesday, May 10 for a short drive to Arthur, Ill., where participants will have time for some quick sightseeing and shopping in the downtown area before embarking on a guided tour of the countryside to see several Amish homes and businesses.

A home-cooked lunch on an Amish farm – consisting of homemade bread, jam, salad, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, fresh vegetables, noodles, and pie – will be held before taking a tour of the farm itself. During the trip, attendees will also have the chance to stop at Beachy’s Bulk Foods, an Amish-owned and operated store.

Tour fees, lunch, gratuities, and bus transportation are included for the trip cost of $89. The bus will depart from the Historic Schoolhouse on the Ina campus at 7:30 a.m. May 10, and will return at 6 p.m. The same bus will also stop at the RLC MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon at 8 a.m. for pick-up and will return at 5:30 p.m.

To learn more about this trip or to register, contact RLC’s Community and Corporate Education Division at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1714, or at[email protected] .