Botanical Center bus trip to Geneva April 17

Posted Online: Feb. 26, 2014, 10:05 am
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Press release submitted by the Quad City Botanical Center.

Quad City Botanical Center is sponsoring a bus trip Thursday, April 17, to Geneva, Ill, Steel Heart LTD & The Baker House, Lake Geneva, Wis.
Cost for this day trip is $119. Members of the Quad City Botanical Center will receive a $20 discount on the trip as part of their benefits.
The day will start with breakfast snacks and coffee at the Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, before departing to shop in the town of Geneva. Geneva offers affordable and upscale clothing, home decor, jewelry, antiques and more. Lunch will be on your own in Geneva.
Next stop will be the Steel Heart Ltd. in Harvard, Ill. Steel Heart is a wholesaler/retailer of garden decor and antiques. Steel Heart's unique showroom and warehouse covers 50,000 square feet inside the historical Starline building. The outside of the building is encased with climbing ivy; while inside huge skylights and old wooden beams and floors.
Dinner will be at The Baker House mansion in Lake Geneva, WI. Step back in time in the Baker House, built in 1885, the huse is a 17,000 square foot, 30-room, Queen Anne mansion located on the banks of Geneva Lake. After dinner the Baker House butler will invite guests to sit back and listen to the history of the house and take a tour. Dinner is included in the price of the trip.
Call 309-794-0991 x 203 for reservations. All proceeds support the Quad City Botanical Center.


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