Let's begin our day by exploring an historic landmark located in Mahoning County. LANTERMAN'S MILL was built in 1845-46 and still operates today as it did in the 1800's. Step into the past and view the pioneer ingenuity that went into producing meal and flour. Watch as the massive stones grind the corn and wheat into products that we use today just as our pioneer ancestors did so many years ago. The gift shop at the mill offers charming wares by local artisans as well as stone-ground cornmeal, buckwheat, and whole wheat flour that are all preservative-free.
What a treat we are in for today as we dine in the lovely OVERTURE RESTAURANT, located in the DeYor Performing Arts Center of Youngstown. The glass-enclosed restaurant offers a cosmopolitan atmosphere with an airy feeling of being outdoors. Our menu includes delicate mixed greens tossed with vine ripened tomatoes, cucumbers, and crispy croutons in a balsamic vinaigrette paired with warm artisan breads and sweet cream butter, sautéed boneless breast of chicken topped with a roasted Romano encrusted tomato and melted asiago cheese in a basil wine sauce garnished with roasted potatoes and sautéed green beans, and a light lemon pound cake garnished with fresh seasonal berries. Fresh brewed coffee, ice tea and water accompany the meal.
After lunch we will enjoy a tour of the POWERS AUDITORIUM, which is connected to the restaurant. It was originally built in 1931 as the Warner Theater, but was renovated and opened as the Edward W. Powers Auditorium in 1969. An impressive remnant of the golden age of cinema, the former movie theater is included on the National Register of Historic Places. It is home to the Youngstown Symphony and also offers Broadway productions and locally produced theater.
Our final stop of the day will be at THE WHITE HOUSE FRUIT FARM. They have been growing fruits and vegetables for over 90 years. All their produce is sold out of a renovated 1881 barn farm market. Along with their fine produce, they offer deli cheeses and meats, a fantastic bakery with their special blueberry donuts, homemade fudge, and 3000 specialty foods. Each member of our group today will receive a donut, a glass of cider, and a small bag of apples.
On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, we will depart via deluxe motorcoach from the parking lot behind the Duane Building on Black River Lane, Lorain, at 8:45 AM. At 9:00 AM we will arrive and load at Sheffield Center on Rt. 254 (North Ridge Road), in the parking lot of the Buckeye Community Bank. Please park at the southern-most end of the parking lot as close to North Ridge Road as possible. Please do not park in front of the bank. Our approximate arrival time home will be 4:45 PM at Sheffield Center and 5:00 PM at the parking lot behind the Duane Building on Black River Lane.
The cost, which includes transportation via deluxe motorcoach; lunch at Overture Restaurant; all admissions; and tour escort from Footprint Tours, Inc. is:
Discount price - $80.00 p.p. on or before May 29, 2018
Full price - $85.00 p.p. after May 29, 2018
Make check or money order out to Footprint Tours, Inc. and mail along with reservation form to: Footprint Tours, Inc., 401 Broadway Avenue Suite B, Lorain, Ohio 44052.
DEADLINE DATE: May 29, 2018
CANCELLATION FEE: Before May 29: $10.00 will be retained; After May 29: No Refund