Classic 50

Travel with Us! 

BOS customers age 50 or better with a Classic 50 Interest Checking or a Classic 50 Checking Plus account are enrolled in BOS Classic 50. Members enjoy extended trips, day trips and informational seminars. 


Travel Show

June 22, 2023 at 1:00 pm at our BOS Wabash location.

We are excited to be traveling again!  Come to the travel show to learn more about the 2024 Islands of New England and Pacific Northwest & California trips.

(Please call for reservations)


Islands of New England

June 7-14, 2024 | 8 Days | 10 Meals

The Atlantic coast is calling. Explore New England’s majestic seaboards, from Rhode Island to Cape Cod. Visit Providence and the Gilded Age mansions of Newport. Experience the beautiful islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Complete your local experience as you indulge in a traditional seafood and lobster feast. Explore the local charms, walk along historic cobblestone streets, and feel like a true New Englander.

Cultural Experiences:
• See Plymouth Rock and step back in time in the town where the pilgrims landed in 1620
• Explore Rhode Island’s Creative Capital and visit the Rhode Island School of Design
• Cruise Plymouth Harbor and watch your boat’s captain pull lobster traps from the water

Must-See Inclusions:
• Travel Newport’s breathtaking Ocean Drive past the sprawling mansions of Belleview Avenue
• Learn Massachusetts’ history as the former whaling capital of the world at the Nantucket Whaling Museum
• Visit “The Vineyard” and see its famous gingerbread-style houses

Culinary Inclusions:
• Celebrate the taste of Cape Cod with a traditional lobster dinner

Space is limited for this popular tour.

New England Collage

Pacific Northwest & California

August 17-25, 2024 | 9 Days | 12 Meals

From the wilds of Mount St. Helens to the shadow of giants in the Redwoods, fall under the spell of the Pacific Northwest and California. Travel along Oregon’s beautiful coast, making stops at, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Newport, Bandon and Coos Bay. Explore Oregon's wilderness on a Rogue River cruise. Visit Redwood National Park's Avenue of the Giants. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and discover the “City by the Bay,” San Francisco. Explore the natural beauty from Seattle to San Francisco.

Cultural Experiences:
• Visit lively Pike Place Market, Seattle’s famous fish and vegetable market
• Venture to Mount St. Helens Visitor Center to learn about its volcanic activity
• Visit Columbia River Gorge and Multnomah Falls

Must-See Inclusions:
• Embark on a sight-seeing tour of Seattle, the “Emerald City”
• Explore Oregon’s diverse coast featuring sea stacks and rock formations
• Behold the majestic beauty of the Redwood Forest’s “Avenue of the Giants”
• Visit the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass

Culinary Inclusions:
• Savor a wine-tasting while gazing at views of Mount Hood and Mount Adams

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7 Reasons to visit the Pacific NW:
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Space is limited for this popular tour.

Pacific Northwest Collage

Day Trips


Jersey Boys (Wait List)

Little Theatre on the Square  |  Sullivan, IL  |  June 17, 2023

They had a look, an attitude, and a sound like no other – Jersey Boys! With phenomenal music, memorable characters and great storytelling, Jersey Boys follows the fascinating evolution of four blue-collar kids who became one of the greatest successes in pop-music history. Winner of Best Musical at both the Tony Awards and Oliver Awards, Jersey Boys takes you behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to discover the Secret of a 40-year friendship as the foursome work their way from the streets of New Jersey to the heights of stardom. We will enjoy a luncheon buffet in a private room at Yoder’s Kitchen.


Ladies Luncheon - Christmas in June Featuring:

Barbara Buck and her Heirloom Quality Santas

Springfield, IL  |  June 20, 2023

Each Barbara Buck Santa is a One-Of-A-Kind with each piece taking weeks from inception to completion. The wood and wire bodies, wooden bases and certain props are expertly crafted by the best wood worker around. Sizes range from 28” to 42” tall. She personally selects all the fabrics and fibers. She tries to use mostly natural fabrics and fibers for the outfits and real leather for the boots. Each Santa requires at least two pounds of expensive polymer clay to sculpt a full head, neck, and hands versus just sculpting a face mask. The eyes are either acrylic or glass. She will customize a Santa when a customer furnishes sentimental props, photos and especially input. She will sell her Santas at this luncheon. (Please call for reservations as soon as possible)


Driving Miss Daisy

Little Theatre on the Square  |  Sullivan, IL  |  July 15, 2023

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Driving Miss Daisy is set in Atlanta and spans twenty-five years from 1948 to 1973. When Daisy Werthham, a stubborn elderly Southern widow, crashes her new car into the neighbor’s garage, her son, Boolie, forces her to take on a chauffer, an African-American driver named Hoke Colburn. Daisy and Hoke’s relationship gets off to a rocky start, but they gradually form a close friendship over the years, one that transcends racial prejudices and social conventions. We will enjoy a luncheon buffet in a private room at Yoder’s Kitchen.


Unnecessary Farce

Barn III Theatre  |  Goodfield, IL  |  August 12, 2023

Two Cops, Three crooks, Eight doors, Go! In a cheap motel room an embezzling Mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant. While in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on tape, but there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being taped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hitman, and why the accountant keeps taking her clothes off! We will enjoy a wonderful plated lunch before the show and dessert at intermission.


Escape to Margaritaville (Wait List)

Little Theatre on the Square  |  Sullivan, IL  |  August 12, 2023

A part-time bartender, part-time singer and full -time charmer thinks he’s got life all figured out until a beautiful career-minded Tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything. Escape to Margaritaville is a musical comedy featuring the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics including Cheeseburger in Paradise, It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, Fins, Volcano plus many more! We will enjoy a luncheon buffet in a private room at Yoder’s Kitchen.

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Church Basement Ladies 2:  A Second Helping

Little Theatre on the Square  |  Sullivan, IL  |  August 26, 2023

The Church Basement Ladies are back with their heartwarming humor and down to earth charm, and they will have you “Laughing until your side dish hurts’’ in Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping! This time around, the year is 1969 and the world is a changing. As folks protest the Vietnam War and women are demanding equal pay for equal work, in their small rural Minnesota community, the ladies of the Lutheran church basement kitchen are dealing with changes of their own. From the elderly matriarch of the kitchen to the young mom-to-be, these women find strength in each other as they deal with the joys and upheavals from below the “House of God”! We will enjoy a luncheon buffet in a private room at Yoder’s Kitchen.


Winston Churchill and Auto World

Fulton, MO  |  September 22, 2023

This trip includes several stops. A visit to the Auto World Museum in Fulton, MO, will definitely spark your curiosity. From an 1800’s doctor’s buggy to Ford Model A’s and T’s, to pierce Arrows, this collection of 87 vintage and modern automobiles will fascinate you for sure. We will enjoy a generous and delicious lunch buffet at Westminster College, in Fulton, MO.

Next, we will visit the 12th Century church, redesigned by Christopher Wren in 1677, and left in ruins by a German bomb during WWII. Rebuilt on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, MO., it serves as a reminder of Winston Churchill’s visit to the college and his prophetic “Iron Curtain” speech there. Under the church, we will visit the museum, which today is filled with a priceless treasury of artifacts and information relating to the life and times of Sir Winston Churchill. Also, we will view the sculpture celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall. We will visit Crane’s Country Store to treat yourself to ice cream and cobbler, an amazing museum, and an iconic Mid-Missouri stop.

St Genevieve Home

Historic St. Genevieve and Route D’Vin Wineries

St. Genevieve, MO  |  October 13, 2023

On this trip we will tour the Philipson/Valle House. Built in 1818, the building features an authentically restocked mercantile store of a historic trading firm. The family’s living quarters display early empire furnishings, with original mantels and trim. We will enjoy a delicious family-style lunch at the St. Genevieve Cafe and it will consist of fried chicken, pork loin, salad, potatoes and gravy, vegetable, roll, beverage and apple crisp.

After lunch, we’ll visit the beautiful and historic Church of St. Genevieve, and drive down St. Mary’s Road to view rare vertical-timber French dwellings. After a gorgeous drive through the rolling countryside, you can enjoy a wine tasting on your own at Chaumette Winery. The views cannot be topped. Next, we will enjoy an included official wine tasting at the Cave Winery. You will be able to enjoy the patio and visit to the amazing cave on the property.

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Clue on Stage

Barn III Theatre  |  Goodfield, IL  |  October 15, 2023

Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where sixmysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth – the butler, Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit and will leave both cult-fans and newcomers, in stitches as they try to figure out … WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT. We will enjoy a wonderful plated lunch before the show and dessert at intermission.

Fox Theatre

Come From Away

Fox Theatre  |  St. Louis  |  November 5, 2023

This is a remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. It takes you to a place you never want to leave.

On 9/11, the world stopped.

On 9/12, Their stories moved us all.

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Dueling Pianos

Beef House Dinner Theatre  |  Covington, IN  |  November 19, 2023

Chrissy Sparks and Tim Atwood are back by popular demand to bring you their hilarious show that they perform each year on the Country Music Cruise. Don’t worry if you’ve seen them before because each show is original, and you will never see the same show twice. With a combination of popular music including oldies, classic rock and country, there is music for everyone.

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How the Barn Stole Christmas

Barn III Theatre  |  Goodfield, IL  |  November 26, 2023

The Barn III is diving into all your favorite Christmas movies in this hilarious spoof on one classic tale involving a big, green grump and his dislike of the holidays! Join The Conklin Players and this “chartreuse curmudgeon” as he attempts to thwart the plots of your favorite Christmas films. Will he succeed? Or will these loveable characters show him the true meaning of Christmas before it’s too late? Come celebrate the holidays with us in classic Barn III style! The perfect show to enjoy with family and friends this Christmas season. We will enjoy a wonderful plated lunch before the show and dessert at intermission.

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Tree-Mendous Holly-Day Trip

St. Louis, MO  |  December 6, 2023

We will tour the fabulous 30-room, 12,000 square foot stockstrum “Magic Chef” Mansion in Compton Heights. It will be all gussied-up for the holidays, this “wow” 1908 house featured a central vacuum system, eight gas-powered fireplaces, and a 70-ft. long bowling alley.

Lunch will be at Favazza’s on the famous St. Louis “Hill”. Our delicious lunch will consist of house salad, cannelloni, bread, and beverage.

If we have time, we can stop to purchase marvelous Italian baked goods at the Missouri Baking Company and Vitale’s Bakery.

Our next stop, will be the Walter Knoll Wholesale Florist on Floral Row to view the greenhouses full of beautiful poinsettias, cyclamen, Christmas Cactus and many other holiday plants. Talk with the floral designers as they make arrangements. Purchase holiday decorations, ornaments and holiday plants at half-price.

We will shop along two blocks of Route 66 in Maplewood. Visit Penzey’s Spices, Vom Fass Vinegars and liquors, Kakao Chocolates, Great Harvest Bread Company, and more.


The Beef House Dinner Theatre - Christmas Show

Covington, IN  |  December 17, 2023

The 2023 Beef House Christmas Show is paying tribute to those /ICONIC CHRISTMAS MOMENTS/ we have celebrated for years. From Gene Autry’s number one recording ofRudolph the Rednose Reindeer” to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You”. The Beef House will take you down memory lane as we celebrate the season. Who can forget Andy Williams crooning the”Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, Nat King Cole singing “The Christmas Song” or Brenda Lee ”Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree”? Celebrate with the Beef House Dinner Theatre as we perform holiday tunes with a blend of secular and sacred hits you love. With live music provided by the spectacular Beef House Band and Cast members and a bountiful buffet, this event has something for everyone.

Our Classic 50 Team



Joan Kellermann

Joan Kellermann has joined BOS as a Vice President and as our Classic 50 Coordinator.

Joan is an experienced traveler and has lots of plans for our members. Stop by to see her at our Wabash branch in Springfield. 

Phone: 217-241-7206

Email Joan 


Glenn Haynes

Glenn Haynes is a personal banker at the Chatham location and is also a Classic 50 Coordinator.  Glenn will be able to answer questions related to Classic 50 as well as BOS accounts and services. 

Phone: 217-483-6523

Email Glenn