100th Anniversary Celebrations of the Kent Garden Club

The Kent Garden Club (KGC) will celebrate its centennial celebration at the Women’s City Club (WCC) at the corner of Lafayette and Fulton on May 15, 2013. A play “Thanks for the Memories” commemorating many of the ground-breaking, community minded activities of these women will be performed by members in period appropriate clothing.

The Kent Garden Club will also celebrate its centennial year with a standard flower show at Meijer Gardens June 28th – 30th. Critiquing will be done by National Garden Club accredited judges. The public may view the show as part of the admission cost to the gardens. They also may vote for the People Choice Award Winners; one is awarded for both horticulture and floral design. The show will showcase horticulture exhibits of plants grown in Michigan, floral designs which were popular during the various decades of the past 100 years, educational exhibits, a youth division, artistic crafts and a new photography category. There will be special children’s activities daily.

Kent Garden Club Members will gather at the museum to dedicate the Anniversary Garden, a Knockout rose and Green Velvet boxwood garden, on the banks of the Grand River. Dedication will be held July 10th at 10:30 am. There will be a short ceremony to unveil the marker that signifies Kent Garden Club’s commitment to the past and future. We hope that people will stay to see the Kent Garden Club exhibit on the second floor of the museum that Donna Koledo and her committee designed for our 100th Anniversary.

For more information about centennial events, contact Karin Maupin, amistrees@aol.com or 616-682-1434.

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