Ready for some family fun? The 2014 Norther IL Farm Bureau Bowling Tournament will begin with Registration at 1 p.m. and the tournament will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 18th at the Forest Hills Lanes in Rockford, IL. The tournament will consist of the following men and women divisions: under 12 with bumpers; under 12 without bumpers; Young Adult 12-18; Young Adult 19-35; Adult 36-54; Senior 55-64; and Senior 65+. Awards will be presented for high score individual in each division as well as high score in the Child (under 12) and Adult (12+) divisions.
Reservations are due to our office Wednesday, January 8, 2014. The cost per bowler will be $14.00 (children under twelve will be $12.00) with free shoe rental. (The registration fee will be collected at the bowling alley.)
Coming up in February to beat the winter blues, we have also teamed up with our fellow Farm Bureaus to offer Farm Bureau night at the Rockford Ice Hogs on Saturday, February 8th, 2014,
Join Farm Bureaus from Northern Illinois at the Rockford Ice Hogs game on Saturday, February 8th. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. against Iowa Wild. The cost per ticket is $14.00. Call the Farm Bureau to order your tickets. It is also Bobble Head night with the first 2,500 fans getting a Brandon Saad bobblehead.
The holidays are right around the corner now. Just a reminder our office will close at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 23 and will reopen on Thursday, January 2 at 7:30 a.m. So if you need that last minute gift for the holidays be sure to stop in on the 23rd by 4:30 p.m.
This year we saw our nut and fruit prices rise. Here is an explanation on the pecans. A rare collision of ill-timed rain, marauding animals and a growing love affair between the Chinese middle class and the pecan has resulted in the worst pecan supply in recent memory. As a result, grocery store prices are up by about 30 percent, causing holiday bakers to think twice about their menus.
Voting members, we are hosting our County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 19th. At that time, we will be electing a few new directors along with a new President. The meeting will strictly be a business meeting.
The candles have been flying off the shelves. Hurry in as they are going much faster than we imagined. We are still working on finding a new supplier, but unfortunately we have not had any luck yet. We also have in stock all of our holiday nuts. They don’t seem to last too long around here either!
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.