All 11 wineries of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail have paired up to create three wonderful weekends of savory wine and food pairings. We invite you to join us for a progressive tasting along the trail and enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of our wines paired with delicious samples. Autumn Inspirations – November 4-5, 2017
Celebrate the bountiful fall harvest with seasonally inspired dishes during a progressive tasting along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Our member wineries have created savory autumn inspired dishes and paired them with their award-winning wines to enhance the flavors of both the wine and the food. This is a fun way to showcase how wine plays the perfect supporting role to our everyday meals.
How it Works: Pre-purchase your ticket online and select your starting point. The first winery that you visit will give you a souvenir wine glass and your tasting ticket. Bring your ticket to each location along the trail to enjoy your pairings. Leave your completed/stamped tasting ticket at the last winery visited to be entered for a chance to win a great prize from one of our associate members. Ticket Information: $35.00 per person through October 29, 2017.
The Pumpkin People are coming to visit Clyde L. Choate Mental Health and Development Center in Anna, IL Oct. 13-22, 2017
The trail of pumpkin people will depict various scenes from Dr. Seuss favorite stories. Using approximately 110 pumpkins from St Mary’s Pumpkin Patch, 95 bales of straw donated by Stegle Plumbing and 55 mums from Choate Greenhouse, it seems the Pumpkin People cast a spell and the campus dons a new look. The smiles and laughter of children and adults alike shower the campus with joy as they explore the displays and make pumpkin people friends. A continuous line of cars parade through the grounds, bringing thousands of visitors to witness the creativity and ingenuity of the displays.
You can also park your car, and enjoy a walk around the grounds in the nice fall weather!
Choate Mental Health and Development Center is located at 1000 N. Main St in Anna.