The NICE Life at First Federal savings Bank offers a variety of banking and travel benefits for our customers !

July is finally here and we are so excited for our 130th Anniversary! Check out the calendar below to see whats going on this month!
Also check out our newly added trips for the fall!

Call us today to make your reservations!

Thank You!
Kristy Heider
Odyssey Chicago River Cruise
Thursday, July 18, 2019
The brand new Odyssey Chicago River ship has a European-inspired feel and is fully enclosed by glass to show you the city in a whole new perspective. We will depart near the NBC tower and enjoy a 2 hour tour of the Chicago River along with a delicious three-course plated lunch. You will not want to miss out on this amazing experience.

$115.00 per person
Includes: Transportation, lunch and river cruise
Stroll Downtown Galena
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Downtown Galena, IL, offers an incredible array of dining, shopping and things that you will love. With more than 125 shops and restaurants, historic sites, impressive 1800's architecture and fun annual events, you will find more than enough to keep you busy. We will enjoy lunch at Fried Green Tomatoes before having time to stroll the beautiful downtown. From shopping to wine tasting and even some sweet treats, there is a little something for everyone!

$65.00 per person
Includes: Transportation and Lunch
Lunch on the Lake
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Lake Geneva in the fall is known for having the most dramatic, and longest lasting autumn display. We will be taking a 2 hour narrated tour of the entire lake, while enjoying a sit-down plated meal. After our boat tour we will even have a little time to browse downtown before heading home. This trip will fill up fast, call today to make your reservations!

$92.00 per person
Includes: Transportation, Boat Tour and Lunch
Call today for details or to make your reservations!
August 2019
Canada's Golden Triangle

September 2019
From Blue Ridges to Blue Grass

October 2019
Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel

November 2019
Hawaii Cruising in Paradise

December 2019
Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg
Tournament of Roses Parade

** Coming in 2020
Oberammergau Passion Play

* Most tours offer multiple departure dates *
Call 1-800-343-2491 for details and to book your trip!
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Customer Corner
Susan Drew is a customer with First Federal Savings Bank that joins us on many one day trips and is well known as one of our models each year at our Ladies Luncheon and Style Show. Susan spends a lot of time in Costa Rica teaching and helping many of the women there learn new skills to help them support their family. We love Susan's drive and inspiration to help others. Here is what she had to say about her experience.

This is my fourth year as a missionary in Chilimate, Costa Rica. It is located in the north west of San José. The temperature ranges from 85-95 and rain 3-4 times a day in the dry season. I live with the same family every year. 
They care for me and are very protective. It is a simple life, cold showers, poor lighting, muddy paths, and a host of insects give me the desire to return, but most of all it is the Costa Rica people.
I teach several classes in the Rain forest during my six month stay. In the outdoor kitchen I instruct classes on baking cookies, cakes, frostings and pastries. The greatest challenge continues to be the use of the measuring cups. There is always a waiting list for the sewing and embroidery classes. I keep the class size small 5-6 students,so I can give individual help. I write the curriculum for the classes with the student request in mind.
Their desire to learn is overwhelming. I instruct with my limited Spanish. My students tell me I am improving with their language. We laugh together when I teach them English and they teach me Spanish.
There are very few job opportunities in this village. It is a very poor area. The people take care of each other. When they have beans and rice on 
their table, they feel blessed and very thankful.
My mission is to teach cottage industries. This will allow the women to earn money for their families. 
I never considered being a missionary for my retirement years however, God had a bigger and better plan for me.
This is a challenge of a life time and I am blessed for being the chosen one.
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