Branch Cookout – September 2010

In September of 2010, in a showing of gratitude for their hard work and dedication, Committee members and Officers of the West Central Illinois Branch were invited to a cookout on the DeCrane Farm, near Galva, IL. Hosts, Al and Shelly, took guests on a hay-rack-ride tour of the property, and everyone enjoyed a delicious, catered meal, as well as, the gorgeous scenery, and fellowship. Kids spent some time fishing in the nearby pond, while everyone relaxed in the shade of some mature oak trees, and took in the beautiful day. The event was so well enjoyed, that it prompted a planning action, set forth by the Committee, to hold a “Branch Cookout”, every year, in September, with a tour of a member’s property, to be included whenever possible. Thank you, to the DeCrane’s, for their hospitality, and for starting what is sure to become a greatly anticipated annual event!