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

State Garden Clubs of Ill with 100 to 299 members

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

National Garden Clubs

We are honored to have won the following awards:


Certificate of Merit:  Plant Sale Publication

Certificate of Merit:  Make It Bake It Program

Certificate of Merit:  Club Newsletter


1st Place: Caring Through Garden Therapy for Trinity House, a Community Integrated Living Arrangement for adult                                                                                  men with developmental disabilities

1st Place: Caring Through Garden Therapy for programs at Arista Rehabilitation Center

2nd place:  Planting Community Gardens  for plantings at Paw Paw Garden,Naper Settlement for 39 years.



1st Place: Garden Club of the Year, Civic Concern, Military Award, Club Publication, Club Yearbook, Scholarship

2nd Place: Club Newsletter, 

Honorable Mention: Club Website

Honorable Mention: Myrtle R Walgreen 

Mabel M.A. Fitzsimmons Memorial Award for a Home Garden or Nursing Home

3rd Place: Garden Club of Downers Grove Military Memorial Award

1st Place: Best yearbook  for our membership division

Club Achievement Certificate with purple seal

1st Place: Naperville Garden Club Scholarship

2nd Place: Publications - Website (tie)

1st Place: Publication - MIBI Program Guide

1st Place: Garden Therapy

Club VIP's:  Donna Anilotti, Sam Benes, Paulette Dominak, Barbara Llewellyn, Joanne Sapadin

2nd Place President's Choice Award: Make It Bake It