The Barn Keepers membership meeting is Thursday, May 10 , beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Evergreen FS Bldg., 402 N. Hershey, Bloomington.
Kathy Clesson and Mary Ann Zook, members of the McLean Co Barn Quilt organization will be presenting the program. The first phase of the Barn Quilter’s project to place the 8×8 quilts on barns has been completed and Kathy and Mary Ann are part of the organization to start a second phase. They will answer questions you might have as to what process must be followed in or order to have a quilt placed on your barn. They will have pictures on display and a few of the smaller quilt boards that they make. This informative meeting is open to the public

The Old Rugged Barn
The Barn Keepers will have an informational table on Saturday May 5 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Jo Morrison’s, 18808 N. 2000 East Rd., Towanda. Jo will be hosting vendors at her residence as part of the Rt. 66 Red Carpet Corridor celebration that is going on that day. This a good chance to see what Jo has done to her barn in order for it to host social events such as wedding receptions, class reunions, etc.

Bus trip
The Barn Keepers organization is hosting a bus trip on Saturday, July 14. To Garfield Farm and Inn Museum which is 5 miles west of Geneva, Il. The farm consists of 366 acres of farmland which has never been plowed, but has been grazed and hay made from it. It is on the National Register of Historic Sites.
We should have the final figures to present at our meeting May 10. An e-mail will be sent to all of those we have e-mails for. Information will also be on our website and Facebook. This trip will be open to the public. If you have your Barn Keeper’s dues paid you will get a reduced price. Cost of the bus, lunch, and entry fee will all be included in the price of the trip.

Thirteenth Annual Barn Tour
Mark your calendars for September 8 for our 13 th Annual Barn Tour. This year’s tour will be in Bellflower Township-the farthest SE Twp. in McLean Co. The tour is held rain or shine and will be from 9 a.m.-4- p.m.
We have a number of barns already promised. As soon as all plans are finalized. We will have information on our website and Facebook as well as news print , etc. If you have questions, you can call 309-475- 6951 or e-mail pphuth@frontier.com.