Wichita Section

Drive and Dine: The Franklin Creek Grist Mill

Sunday, August 23, 2020 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Franklin Creek Grist Mill
1893 Twist Rd. (between Rochelle and Dixon, Illinois, just north of IL Rt 38)
Franklin Creek
Matt McFadden

Not to be deterred by the cancellation of this year’s Geneva Concours d'Elegance, we are planning a nice drive and dine (picnic style) to the Franklin Creek Grist Mill (franklincreekconservation.org), 1893 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031 on Sunday, August 23, 2020. Franklin Creek State Natural Area is located between Rochelle and Dixon, Illinois, just north of IL Rt 38.

Plan on arriving at 11:00 a.m. and join us for lunch at noon. Enjoy grilled homemade Bratwurst and/or Portobello mushrooms as a meatless choice.  We’ll have some other great summer foods and beverages for consumption.  After lunch, enjoy the area – you can take a tour of the Grist Mill if you desire. You can leave when you like, and the event will officially end at 4:00 p.m.

It will be great to see other members at a beautiful venue after months of restrictions.  This is an outdoor event, and if it rains there are covered areas.  To keep everyone safe, we will be socially distancing -- be sure to bring your masks, and bring your own beverages. Please RSVP to [email protected] no later than Wednesday, August 19 so we can obtain a count for the necessary food quantities.  The drive out and back should be beautiful!