Upcoming Events

2020 Flower Show:  “Kaleidoscope”,
 a Standard Flower Show at The Pavilion, 1602 Sioux Dr., Marion, IL.  Dates to be announced.

District VII Annual Meeting

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Invitation from the Town & Country Gardeners of Benton Your presence is requested at the 2019 Annual Spring Meeting of District VII Garden Clubs of Illinois   When:  Thursday, March 28, 2019 – 9 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. Where:  Emmanuel Baptist Church, 516 N. Main Street, Benton, IL  62812 Theme:  “Nature Reawakens” 


Schedule: 8:45 – Registration begins, set up exhibits, continental breakfast 9:20 – Board of Directors meeting (club presidents or rep, district officers, district committee chairs) 10:00 – Business meeting 11:15 – Program: “Petite Flower Show Designs” presented by Pete Housman, Designer 12 noon – Lunch catered by “Catered Impressions at The Weeping Willow”:  Smoked Chopped BBQ with Choice of Sauces, Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad, Spring Bow Tie Pasta Salad, Grandma Genevieve’s Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Chips, Choice of Italian Cream and Red Velvet Sheet Cake 12:45 – Awards, Installation of Officers, Ways & Means Auction 


Exhibits:  Clubs/District committees are invited to bring an exhibit.  Please notify Vickie Blake at 618927-3278 by March 26 so table space can be reserved for you. 


Registration Deadline:  March 18, 2019.  We MUST receive your registration by the deadline!!! Registration Fee:  $15.  Preferred payment is to send one check from your Club payable to “District VII Garden Clubs” along with the names of those attending to: District Treasurer Lynn Love, 2907 Bost Orchard Rd, Creal Springs, IL  62922-3511.  Contact Lynn by e-mail at evol2449@yahoo.com or call 618-922-3152 if you have questions. 


DIRECTIONS: TRAVELING FROM I-57: Take Benton/Christopher Exit 71 and go east on W. Main St. to downtown Benton.   FROM DOWNTOWN BENTON:  Travel around the town square and go NORTH on N. Main St./IL14/IL-37 for 0.5 miles.  The Church will be on your right.