The LiNK Events

The LiNK Open House
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The time for celebrating your club is here again! As always, you can anticipate yummy homemade sweetbreads and freshly brewed flavored coffee. A display of LiNK events for the year will be in the lobby at our Eldora location. This is the perfect time to ask questions, make reservations or express any suggestions you may have for your club.
When you come in don’t forget to drop your name in the drawing for door prizes! You may be the lucky winner. If you live a distance away or are vacationing, send us your name and phone number before that day to to be entered to win!
We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact Natasha. 641-939-3407

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Hardin County Performance Series presents
Jim McDonough
Saturday, April 23, 2016 7:00 p.m.

$25 all seats

South Hardin High School Auditorium

An Iowa boy, born in Monticello, Jim graduated from Wartburg College with a degree in music education. After stints as a high school band director, cruise ship entertainer and air-traffic controller, Jim McDonough began selling his distinctive brand of soothing piano music in gift shops in eastern Iowa. Today, Jim’s independent record label, Jim McDonough Productions, Inc., has sold a quarter million of his albums. He was recently honored by the legendary piano maker, Steinway & Sons when they named him to its worldwide artist roster. In this honor, he joins the most accomplished pianists of all genres including Harry Connick Jr., Billy Joel, Diana Krall, Lang Lang, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. Known for his Holiday Grande tours, Jim will bring his 14 piece professional orchestra to this first time ever SPRING TOUR.

Contact Natasha. 641-939-3407

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A Magical Day Trip
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
This Magical Day trip will leave you spellbound! Limited seating!

• THE ILLUSIONISTS performance at the Gallagher-Bluedorn
• Brunch at Barn Happy
• Barn Quilts Tour with step on tour guide
• John Deere Tractor Assembly Tour
• John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum
• Gourmet dinner at Galleria de Paco
• Motor coach Transportation

ONLY $195!
Reservations due now with $25 deposit.
Final Payment due Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

Begin the day greeting fellow travelers with Love a Latte’s freshly brewed coffee and morning treat. We will board the motor coach and set off to discover the enchanting creativity that thrives at Barn Happy in Cedar Falls. It’s where locals display their one-of-a-kind crafts, lotions, candles, and soaps. Enjoy a lovely brunch made from scratch then complete the nostalgic Iowa experience by browsing through the hay loft at the primitive antiques that will take you back to the magical years of yesterday.

We will then take a leisure ride through the country with a step-on guide and learn about how quilts came to be, as if by magic, on the sides of barns throughout Waterloo and Cedar Falls – known as the Barn Quilts.

After our tour of the green country side, we will see some green machines that have raked in the green. At the John Deere Tractor Assembly the tour guide will take us through each stage of the manufacturing process, explaining how all the pieces magically come together to create the world’s finest tractors. Come behind the scenes and see how John Deere’s biggest machines are brought to life in some of the most modern and efficient factories in the world.

When the tour is complete and you are left mesmerized, you will be given freedom to explore the John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum FULL throttle! This museum is the newest addition to John Deere attractions, including highlights of the nearly 100-year history in Waterloo. Once we have had our fill of learning how we get our food, we will appreciate the fruits of that labor at Galleria de Paco. A destination all its own, the Galleria de Paco is Iowa’s own slice of Rome. Artist Paco Rosic spent four months painting a magical display of the Sistine Chapel ceiling using Krylon spray paint onto the ceiling of the restaurant. This upscale eatery offers lavish décor with an exceptional menu and world class wines.

To top off the night we will experience, directly from Broadway, the world’s best-selling magic show at Gallagher Bluedorn. This spectacular performance showcases mind-blowing talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTSTM – Live from BroadwayTM has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

Make your reservations now! or via phone (641) 939-3407.

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CELEBRATING INDIANA (and a little bit of Illinois!) *Shared Tour
5 Days June 26 – 30, 2016

Day # 1 – June 26 South Bend
Depart Eldora and travel across parts of Iowa and Illinois on the way to your overnight accommodations in South Bend, Indiana. After checking into the hotel, dinner is served at the Tippecanoe Restaurant, located in the former home of the inventor of the Studebaker automobile. (D)

Day # 2 – June 27 South Bend, Middlebury
A tour of the South Bend Chocolate Factory starts our day on a sweet note. Next is the Studebaker National Museum featuring both horse drawn and motorized Studebaker vehicles. Lunch is included in the Trolley Café in Goshen, Indiana. There will be time to explore the Old Bag Factory, home to artists and craftsmen of all types. A local Master Gardner joins us this afternoon for a tour of the unique Quilt Gardens which features more than 110,000 blooms in 19 eye-popping flower gardens laid out in quilt patterns. Check into the Essenhaus Hotel for a two-night stay, and then enjoy dinner at the hotel, followed by a Broadway style show. (B,L,D)

Day # 3 – June 28 Amish Country
A local Amish guide will join us for a full-day of touring in Indiana’s Amish Country. Included will be a woodworking shop where you can design your own birdhouse and see some wonderful furniture items. There will also be a shop that builds those unique buggies they drive and a farm that raises camels. Lunch will be a chuck-wagon style bar-b-que at Cook’s Buffalo Ranch followed by a wagon ride into the pasture to hand feed the Great American Bison. The final stop today will be in Elkhart for a guided tour of the Jayco Manufacturing Company, makers of some of the most well-known trailers and mobile homes. To conclude the day, we invite you to come inside an Amish home for a delicious dinner and a ride in an Amish buggy. (B,L,D)

Day # 4 – June 29 Fair Oaks, Starved Rock
We’ll travel to Fair Oaks, Indiana for a tour and lunch at the Fair Oaks Dairy, home to more than 36,000 cows! Your riding tour will take you through some of the barns and stop to view one of the 72-cow milking parlors located on 19,000 acres. Lunch is included in the Farmhouse Restaurant with time to browse the shops on the grounds or visit the birthing barn. You now travel into Illinois where you will be taken on a mule-drawn boat ride on the I & M Canal before checking into the Lodge at Starved Rock State Park/ near Utica, Illinois. Dinner will be included this evening followed by a Storyteller to conclude the day. (B,L,D)

Day # 5 – June 30 Travel Home
After breakfast you’ll enjoy a one-hour cruise on the Illinois River aboard the Belle of the Rock. After a lunch stop in Galena, we’re homeward bound for Iowa. (B)

B, L, D = Breakfast, Lunch Dinner *This is a shared tour with First State Bank in Webster City

The Tour Includes: Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation, Four Nights’ Lodging, Luggage Handling for One Piece Per Person, Full-Time Tour Director, 11 Meals, All Attractions and Activities per the Itinerary and All Taxes and Gratuities for Included Meals, Lodging and Attractions, Gratuities for Driver and Tour Manager.

Your Tour Price:
$1,276.00 per person – 4 to a room
$1,350.00 per person – 3 to a room
$1,450.00 per person – 2 to a room
$1,760.00 per person – single

* $100.00 per person deposit due with reservation by March 16, 2016

Full tour itinerary flyer, registration form and travel protection plan available. Tri State Travel is the tour provider. More information at the Travel Show on February 23.

Make your reservations now! or via phone (641) 939-3407.

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The LiNK Travel Disclosure


The following travel policy has been adopted by The LiNK club of Hardin County Savings Bank. Group travel with friends and neighbors is a benefit to our members. All details and reservations have been made for you, so you may enjoy a well- planned, worry free tour. We work to secure the best seats and travel comfort for you.
RESERVATIONS: To make a reservation, you may contact Natasha Phillips at (641)939-3407, or email Checks should be made payable to Hardin County Savings Bank. We can debit payments from your account upon request. Down payment is due upon reservation when required.
WAITING LIST: Once a trip has been filled, a waiting list is started. Please do not hesitate to put your name on the list. Cancellations are common right up to the day of the trip, and we always want to fill every seat.
PRICING: Based on the projected number of travelers and on a break even basis. We aim to provide you a first class trip for the best price. First preference will go to our club members. Guests or nonmembers are welcome at an additional cost of $10 per person for day trips. Keep in mind, anyone who meets The LiNK qualifications may join the LiNK Club see the club director for details!!
PAYMENT: Booking far in advance ensures the best price, seats and rooms will be reserved for our group. Full payment or down payments will hold your seat. All payments are due by the deadline listed.
CANCELLATIONS: Please notify the club director as soon as possible if you have to cancel. This ensures those on the waiting list the opportunity to go. Being that each tour is planned with a target number of travelers, it is essential to keep us informed.
TRANSPORTATION: In the event transportation is not included in an event package, you may communicate your interest to the director. Opportunity for transportation will be provided if the required number of those interested in transportation is met. The additional cost of the transportation be divided among the travelers. (Day trips and extended trips always have transportation provided)