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We welcome our newest Council Club: Hessie Morrah Garden Club!  We honor Hessie Morrah in our headquarters library and she was a National President of Garden Clubs.
A message from your Council President….Joan Wilson

Happy New Year to all of our Council members.  The busy, festive holidays are behind us and now we can start focusing on 2018.  I am so looking forward to Spring time and watching our beautiful gardens come to life again.

With warmer weather, we can also start work on a few much needed projects.  As soon as weather permits, our circle drive and parking lot will be repaired and paved.  On the second floor, the damage done by our sweet little friendly squirrels will be repaired and our handicap walk way flooring will be replaced.

We will have a lot going on with our house and grounds this Spring.  We must also keep in mind our Garden Tour which is our biggest annual fund raiser.  It takes all of us to make the tour a success. Please keep May 11th and 12th free on your calendars; so, you can participate in the tour as docents or in any way you are needed.

I would like to “Thank” each and everyone of you for your time, monetary donations and dedication in helping to keep our beautiful Kilgore-Lewis House and Gardens a place that we can share and be very proud to be a part of.   May God bless each and everyone of you in 2018.

Share a Smile today,  Joan Wilson

Spotlight on….Christine Barnett, Grounds Chairperson
After I retired 6 years ago, I was looking for a volunteer activity. I joined a couple of garden clubs and through them was introduced to the Kilgore-Lewis House.  KLH was looking for a new grounds chairperson and I was asked to take the job.  Little did I know I would still be doing it five years later!
The grounds are wonderful to work on as many people before me have set a standard of excellence and creativity that we try to maintain.  I meet many interesting people from all over the world who are visiting our city, and we share the wonderful history of the council, historic house, and grounds with them. We get to enjoy the varied species of nature that are drawn the grounds surrounded by city scape including blue heron, hawks, owls, snakes, turtles, and of course squirrels and chipmunks.  It is a wonderful area of peace in our growing city.
There is much work to be done year round and we have a loyal group of helpers without whom it would be impossible to care for 5 acres of gardens….. Christine Barnett
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Elegance and spaciousness make the Kilgore-Lewis property a favorite spot for weddings and other events. This lovely house and the spring in its gardens are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Kilgore-Lewis House serves as the headquarters of the Greenville Council of Garden Clubs.
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Expecting THE ring soon? Kilgore-Lewis, a truly historic house with 3.5 acres of gardens on a small lake, is the ideal place for a wedding day that will be more beautiful than you can dream in a location that is close to downtown but feels like a secret romantic hideaway! Come see for yourself!

E-mail council@kilgore-lewis.org, call us at 864-232-3020 or drop by on Wednesdays through Fridays during the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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