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Cress Creek Garden Club's activities and publications compete for awards in FOUR levels of competition.


  • The publications are the monthly newsletter, annual directory, website, and facebook website.


  • State Garden Clubs of ILLINOIS with 100 to 299 members


  • Central Region with clubs in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin


  • The National Garden Clubs (NGC)


Garden Clubs of Illinois

First Place Awards

  • Garden Club of the Year

  • Mable Fitzsimmons Home Garden

  • Gardening Consultants Community Project - Naper Settlement Paw Paw Garden

  • The Garden Club of Downers Grove Military Memorial Award - Veteran's Parkway

  • Conservation - Recovery Effort due to 2021 tornado

  • Violet M. Dawson Award for Environmental Education - Education of members

  • Preserving a Historic Site - Paw Paw Gardens

  • Planting for Pollinators - Native Plantings at Veterans Parkway

  • Best Club Yearbook

  • Naperville Garden Club Scholarship - Total Scholarship Contributions

  • District and Club Publications - Newsletter

  • District and Club Publications, Other - Fall Fundraiser Handout

Second Place Awards

  • Blue Star/Gold Star Memorial - Naperville VFW

  • Mary Zgonena Memorial Award for Environmental Excellence - Veterans Parkway

  • District and Club Publications, Website - CCGC Website

Third Place

  • Myrtle R. Walgreen Memorial for a Civic Project - Donation to Morton Arboretum for tornado recovery

Individual Awards

  • Presidential Citation - Gail Towle

  • Presidential Citation - Michelle Riddle

  • VIP Recognition - Dottie Farrell, Jane Morrison Patsy Peterson, Mary Shelton

 Cress Creek Garden Club of Naperville, Inc.

National Awards

Certificate of Appreciation

Blue Star/Gold Star Marker
DuPage Childrens Museum
PawPaw Garden at Naper Settlement
CCGC Website
CCGC Newsletter
Plant Sale Handout
"Sharing the Joy" Handout

Central Region Awards

1st Place:    Blue Star Marker for Honoring Veterans


City of Naperville Proclamation

proclamation Naperville
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