Category: May Luncheon

May 11, 2022 Luncheon and Hat Parade

Garden Club of Oak Park River Forest

Peaceful Afternoon

Luncheon and Hat Parade

Wednesday May 11, 2022

Oak Park Country Club
2001 North Thatcher Avenue
River Grove, Illinois

11:00 Social Hour

11:45 Lunch

1:00 Presentation

Reservations are $50, due by May 4, 2022

E-Store Luncheon Purchase

Please contact for additional information

The presenter, Sabine Oberberger, is a floral designer and the owner of Blumen Floral Inspirations, Extra ordinary floristry is the final touch to any exquisite celebration. She will create lovely floral arrangements for our program. The floral arrangements will be raffled after the presentation.

Sabine holds workshops where guests create their own arrangements.  She also designs for events, such as weddings, holiday gatherings, and birthdays. Contact by phone or text 708-860-2250; E-mail

Join in the annual hat parade tradition.  Members have been wearing decorated hats to the luncheon for more than fifty years.  

Hat Prize winner
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Hat Parade
Joan Meister bird hat
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Ginger - hat paraden1st Place winner
Delia, 1st place hat
2010 Kentucky Derby or GC Lucheon?
Alice's hat
Cindy Rossi 1st Place Hat
Jinger O'Malley with another great hat
Debbie 2nd Place Hat
Hat Parade


Thyme for Spring,  May 8, 2019

Thyme for Spring, May 8, 2019

“Thyme for Spring” and once again, the Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest is celebrating the new season with our annual luncheon.  Join the fun on May 8th starting at 11 a.m., at the picturesque Oak Park Country Club in River Grove.

Guests are welcome and will enjoy a lovely afternoon.  Herb themed raffles and prizes, the always creative hat parade, as well as delicious food and fabulous floral presentation  by designer Kathi Rose are all on the agenda

Buy online for $50 per person, or return your response card and check to Barb Graham. Pay here: May Luncheon Reservations  Please respond by April 30th.

Be sure to wear your best hat, a Garden Club tradition.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Cindy Rossi 1st Place Hat 2018
Debbie 2nd Place Hat
Hat Prize winner
May 2018 Luncheon pics

May 2018 Luncheon pics

Cindy Rossi 1st Place Hat
Debbie 2nd Place Hat
Hat Prize winner





Hat Parade
Hat Parade
Joan Meister bird hat




Debbie Preiser and Ginny Cassin
Nancy, Ken and Bob sold tickets



Jinger O’Malley with another great hat
Jacky, Linda, Laurelle wore flowerful hats
Debbie, Marilyn and Joan
Mayumi and Tracey





Barb and Jackie






Speaker featured the best plants for 2018







Photos by Elaine Allen

Elaine Allen