DECEMBER 8, 2016

A traditional Christmas luncheon was held at the Kankakee Country Club.  Poinsettias decorated each table, and a delicious lunch was enjoyed by members and many guests.

The state president of Garden Clubs of Illinois, Laurel DeBoer, installed the new officers for 2017. President Lois Ware introduced special guest gardeners who will open their landscapes for the Kultivators 2017 Garden Tour & Faire, to be held on June 22, 2017.

Dennis Kovar was the guest designer for the day. The theme “Decorating for the Holidays” was beautifully crafted out of many natural items, arranged in unusual settings, all naturally inspired, with a flair for expressing Nature’s beauty and variety.

Darlene Brandt served as a humorous auctioneer for the traditional auction of the designer creations of the day. Many members took part in the auction.


2017 Officers

 The 2017 Officers are: President Linda Krause, co-vice presidents Linda Ravens
and Connie Licon, Co-secretaries Carol Bowman and Karen James
and Co-treasurers Karen Bailey and Diane Gonczy. 


Former President Josey Barnett; State President of the Garden Clubs of Illinois,
Laurel DeBoer, and immediate Past President Lois Ware


 In the Spring 2016 The Garden Clubs of Illinois presented the
Kankakee Kultivators with the following:

Club Achievement Award
First Place - Civic Beautification Award
Club Horticulture Award
Third Place - Club Program Award
Third Place - Ann Cass Garden Walk Award
Third Place - Gardening Consultants Community Project Award