Welcome to Kewanee Dunes/Recent Comments

The Kewanee Dunes Golf Club features an 18 hole beautiful fully matured 85 year old golf course. It is located 4 miles SW of Kewanee and 4 miles NE of Galva, with easy access from any direction.

At the Kewanee Dunes we feel that this 6,832 yard championship course is by far one of the best maintained and most challenging in the area for everyone with many beautiful homes, trees, and ponds throughout the course. We also offer excellent practice facilities such as putting greens, driving range and sand traps for those wishing to improve their game or just get warmed up before the round.  We also have two full sized tennis courts with fence surrounding them.

Our Club also offers outstanding banquet and outing facilities. Whether you are looking for a place to hold a golf outing, wedding, conference or family gathering we hope you will consider us. Our staff will work hard to make sure your day is memorable for everyone with great food and beverages.

Our website will soon be updated with more information about our club, if you need additional details about our facilities or course please contact us at 309-852-4508 ask for Colby, Tyler or Shawn!

Event Comments

Very nice article from one of our members!

Kewanee Dunes Opinion Article-1

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Thank you so much for sending this! I thought the party was the best yet! You could tell John wanted to get the food perfect and we got great comments! The mimosa bar also went over well.

Thanks again for all your help putting the party together!

As always, all of you were great to work with.

Community State Bank December 3rd 2016

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Thanks for everything! It was a terrific event and everyone enjoyed the beautiful decorations (they looked awesome without Paula’s fluffing, you did well! J) and delicious food. Please share our appreciation with your team.

OSF Healthcare December 2 2016

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Thank you all SO much for an excellent Christmas Party last Friday!  Your team worked flawlessly in ensuring the room was festive (thanks, Paula! J), the food was well stocked and everyone had a terrific time.  We appreciate your extra attention to detail.  Thank you all!Please reserve Friday, December 2, 2016 for next year!

OSF Healthcare Dec 4th 2015

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Hi Colby,

I just wanted to compliment your staff on another wonderful Christmas Party. The facility looked beautiful, the food was good, and the staff was beyond friendly! Brooke and Cassidy did a wonderful job bar tending!! I was really impressed when people started leaving, and they made a point to tell everyone to feel free to stay and enjoy their evening. They were friendly, knowledgeable, and fun! Make sure you give them a huge Christmas bonusJ  Happy Holidays!

Community State Bank Dec 5th 2015

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I think everyone had a  great time.  I have not heard any negative feedback so kudos to you and your staff for the hospitality.

Also, please tell Heather, thank you.  She was great to work with.

Community State Bank December 5th 2015

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Congratulations to Burlington and Randy Trine for a Conference Championship and COY and to Jace Mueller for medalist honors…Super Job by the Grayhounds!!

I also want to send out a THANK YOU to Colby and Jon at Kewanee Dunes for hosting the MAC again…the course was in great shape and your staff did another great job this year…Thanks again and we will see you next year!!

Paul Niedermeyer
Clinton HS

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’ll be doing a formal thank you later, but just wanted to send you a quick note and tell you how much I appreciated all that you & your staff did to make your outing such a success yesterday!  Everyone was so awesome to work with & the food, drinks, and your prize donation were wonderful! Abilities Plus August 3rd!

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Everything was incredible on Monday.  Your team was excellent in accommodating our needs.  We had fewer teams than last year, which was a blessing in disguise to be finished earlier.  Everyone had a terrific time and I’m gathering feedback to share.  The food was awesome and it was highly suggested to continue the format we did this year…next year.

Can you reserve June 6, 2016 and a rain date of Monday, June 20 for us? OSF Saint Luke Golf Outing June 1

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Everyone said they had a very nice time.  I’m glad that I decided to try something new this year and have it at your facility.  Thank you very much!  I will get the invoice submitted for payment.

Jessica

Big River Resources 2/7/15

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State Bank of Toulon Christmas Party 1/10/15

Hi Tyler,

Thanks so much….Everyone had great time and the food was awesome!  I will forward this on to payables. Is it ok if you get the check next week? I am pretty sure they have already did them for this week.

Also, I called this morning and booked the morning of Friday, February 27th for our Ag Outlook meeting.  It will pretty much be the same as last year.  Breakfast, a few speakers and a lot of farmers.  I will figure out the details with you later.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Nichelle

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Thank you all for helping give us a great party. Everyone commented on how great The Dunes looked and many that had not been there since the wall was taken down commented on what a difference that makes. Colby, your Mom did a great job with the trees and wreaths (I know I have said that multiple times now but I thought they were all beautifully done!) You should have her do one for The Dunes at the Avenue of Trees next year!

Boss Manufacturing 12/12/14

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OSF St Luke December 5th 2014

Hi Tyler,

You beat me to the email!  I have received (as well as Lynn Fulton) countless compliments for the service, food, décor from our Christmas party.  We had a record number attend Friday night and everyone had a terrific time.  I’ve submitted the invoice for payment and greatly appreciate your efforts as well as Colby’s in making our event one for the record books.

Please hold Friday, December 4, 2015 for next year!

Thank you,

Carrie

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Community State Bank December 6 2014

Thanks, Tyler.  You were great to work with.  The room was decorated beautifully so it really made our job a lot easier.

We are getting lots of very nice comments about the evening. Everyone especially enjoyed the cheesecake bar.  I am not sure how we are going to top that next year so you be on the lookout for creative ideas!

So, I guess that means you should go ahead and put us down for the first Saturday in December next year as well!

Both of you have a happy holiday if I don’t see you before Christmas!

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IHSA Regional Golf Meet October 7th 2014

Thank you for hosting the event.  The course was fantastic!!  Please let the grounds crew and superintendent know that  I was real impressed and look forward to playing there again.  I think the tournament was ran very smoothly.  Your coach, yourself,  and the staff at Kewanee Dunes did a great job!  It is nice to see community and school work together.

Again, great job!!

-Brett Williams

Sherrard High School Head Golf Coach

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MAC Conference Meet Comments Sept 26 & 27 2014

Colby…glad to hear from you and I just want to say thanks again to you and your staff for the awesome job that you did for the MAC conference again this year. You all are tremendous hosts and the course was in great shape and I thought the tournament ran extremely smooth. We are looking forward to next year.

Paul Niedermeyer
Clinton HS Boys Golf Coach

Great!!  Thanks again for hosting.  You guys are AWESOME and we will for sure be back…not sure who is hosting.
Katie Hansen

Thank you for sending a note to the MAC Coaches – I know they really enjoy the course and the ability to play at a neutral site J

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Thank you- everything was perfect as always.  We appreciate being able to use your facilities for our banquet/dinner and will get you paid ASAP.

Would we be able to reserve Saturday, October 9, 2015 for next year’s dinner?

Thank you,

Shane

WHS Hall of Fame Dinner 9/27/14

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I am telling you people, Dave and I had ravioli with sauce and all the trimmings and it was DELICIOUS!!  Heather, it was wonderful!!Sent from my iPad
On Sep 30, 2014, at 10:38 AM

Guest for lunch

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I want to extend a sincere “Thank you” to all three of you, we had a perfect wedding and you were right, the golfers were not a problem, did not even know they were there.  All of you were very accommodating to all of my concerns and I am very appreciative of that and I will certainly express that to anyone that would ask about our experience at the Dunes.   Please let your chef know that everyone was very please with the food (especially the fish) and also the meal at the rehearsal was delicious and had many compliments. Thank god I only have one daughter, so I am done now, but will keep the Dunes on our list of venues if we have an event in the future.
 Thanks again!
Lorrie Wilson
Wedding Reception September 20th 2014

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Thanks again for all your guys hard work and help.  We are still hearing nothing but great things about our wedding and reception.  It was all just how we imagined and more.

Wedding Sept 6 2014

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THANK YOU for an awesome event.  You guys do a great job and take such good care of us.  We truly appreciate it.

Martins Engineering outing August 2nd 2014

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Thank you & your staff so much for a wonderful time yesterday!  I can’t tell you how many times when I asked golfers if they had fun – that they said “it was a blast!”  Everything – including the weather- turned out perfect!  Although I imagine you couldn’t wait to get some dry clothes on …

Abilities plus outing August 4th 2014

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Thanks so much for everything last night, Colby.  The food, service and facilities were all wonderful!

Truly appreciate how easy you make things for us!

Thanks again,

Julie

Abilities plus legacy dinner

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A huge S/O to 2 of my former players that manage the @Kewaneedunes Great Mothers Day Brunch! #greatworkethic

Mothers Day Brunch Guest

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Hi Colby,

The brunch was excellent! Great food, great atmosphere and great service!

Thanks,
Mike
Mothers Day Brunch Guest

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Tell Heather, please,  lunch was delicious and I am so glad so glad all of you are back, just a little upset it wasn’t sooner as handicapped as I am!  I tire easily and will see her next time!  Dunes Member 4/8/14

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Hi Colby,

That count sounds about right so let’s just go with it!!  Everything was great and we received many compliments on the location and the service.  You guys did a great job and were so easy to work with, which in turn makes my job soooo much easier.  So thank you!!!  Tell Tyler and Shawn thanks too!

I will turn this invoice into payables this week.  We will definitely be holding next year’s Ag breakfast there again!

Thanks again and I am sure I will talk to you soon.

STB Farmers Breakfast 2/28/14

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Colby, Thanks for a wonderful evening and really great food!!!!  You have made the place very open and inviting….too bad it didn’t stay light so we could watch the snow fall while setting by the fireplace.

Do you have a schedule of when you are open to eat.  My wife and I would like to come back to eat again.

 Again, thanks for a delightful time.  Staff was great!

Kewanee Rotary Event 2/8/14

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Absolutely the best chicken noodle soup I’ve ever had!  Thank you and Heather, Dave and our son Dirk had the roast beef melts yesterday and Dave said his was delicious.  As a matter of fact, he was still talking about it this morning!!

Dunes Member 12/19/13

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Thanks Colby….everything was perfect.  The place looked fabulous! The food was delicious and your staff was very accommodating….I have had many compliments about the entire evening!  I just sent the invoice over to payables to get a check out this week.  Thanks again and Merry Christmas!

Nichelle

STB Christmas Party 12/14/13

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Hi Colby,
On behalf of myself, our reunion committee, and the KHS Class of 83, I want to thank you and your staff for all of your assistance, great food, and great facility, for our recent class reunion.  Everyone involved had a great time and thought the food, facility, and staff was top notch and well suited for our event.

Thanks again to you and your staff,

Sincerely
Jim Kelley
KHS Class of 83 11/30/13

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That was a very good quesadilla today. Dave and I both loved it. The cookies were also delicious.  Thank you guys! You are the BEST!

Mrs. Arends 12/12/13

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Family Reunion 11-10-13

Thanks, Tyler and your staff for a great buffet.  And thank you for the relaxed atmosphere where we cousins (cuz’ns) were able to reminisce and plan for the future.  We will be back next year with hopefully a larger group.  We are expanding to cousins and families next year.  The other option was a picnic.  Too much like a family reunion in the park for most of us.  judyb

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Wedding Reception 10/19/2013

Tyler, Well a week ago today we were all excited
and having a wonderful day.  Sorry I didn’t get this off sooner, just still a busy week. I just wanted to express my appreciation to you and your staff for the Best Reception anybody could of had.  We were so thrilled with everything YOU and your team put into making it so special.  Everybody was so friendly both Fri.eve decorating to Sunday pick-up.  The food was outstanding(especially the chicken).  We received so many compliments from family and friends about your building, food and staff.  We will gladly recommend you to anybody and if need be they can contact us.
You gave us everything you promised and even with the price.  Thank You.  I just hope your people didn’t have any trouble with our friends or family.  As parents you get busy and forget to check with the staff during the evening.  Again My deepest gratitude for all your help and guidance.     June Abbott.

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WHS HOF Dinner  October 12th

Thank you Colby. Everything went fine and we were once again very happy with the set up and service.  Thank you to you and your staff. 

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Wedding Reception 9/28/13

Colby,

We were very happy with the reception – all your staff were very friendly and accomodating – we couldn’t have asked for a better staff-to-customer relationship – thank you so much.

We had so many comments on the venue – how lovely it was out there and how it improved by taking the wall out.

Also – please pass on to Heather how much our guests loved her food – seriously – everyone raved about it!!

Again – thank you for helping us with all our wants and needs – it was exactly how Hannah invisioned.  You truly helped it to be a night that Nick and Hannah will never forget!! ___________________________________________________________

Wedding Reception 9/28/13

Hi guys –
Just wanted to say thank you again for all your help.  We feel the reception for Nick and Hannah went very well.  Our guests loved the venue and raved about the food.

Again – thank you again for helping us pull off such a memorable event.
Annette DeMay

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MAC CONFERENCE

*Colby:
I would like to say thank you again to you and your staff for doing a
excellent job hosting and making us feel very comfortable and welcome.
Tom Randleman
Muscatine

*Colby…I would like to thank you and your staff at Kewanee Dunes for all of your hospitality that you offer to the MAC Conference in hosting our tournament. I’m not sure any of our own “host” courses would shut down on a Friday / Saturday and let us shotgun start at 9:00 in the morning the way you all do…it is awesome and I believe we all appreciate it very much. I know the kids love the buffet meals after Friday’s round and it certainly make it convenient to get home earlier without having to stop and eat somewhere. I think the course was in great shape considering the lack of the rains recently and you and your staff are great. Thanks again!!

*Good morning Colby.   On Behalf of the MAC Conference I would like to thank you for your hospitality and allowing our conference to come to Kewanee Dunes to have our two day tourney.   We greatly appreciate it.

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Thanks so much for everything, yesterday.  I heard lots of positive comments from the golfers & so appreciated everything you all did to make the tournament run really smoothly!  I heard lots of compliments about the food too – so please thank Heather!   I’ll be getting a formal thank you for the passes too – which we truly appreciated & made a great hole prize! 2013 Abilities Plus Golf Outing!!

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Kristin wrote: “We have wrapped up the final details of Kewanee Hospital’s 11th annual golf outing & this year’s event raised just under $30,000! Not too shabby for just one beautiful, sunny day at the Kewanee Dunes! Thank you to all of my friends, family, and colleagues for your support, donations and/or participation! It makes all the preparation & organization well worth it to know we are raising money for our local Hospital

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Colby, thank you so much for your assistance and flexibility with regard to the League’s annual dinner.  Everything was great – very good food & very good service.  We all enjoyed the event.

League of Womens Voters Dinner June 18 2013!

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Awesome Job Colby… The food was great and the course looked great especially with all of the rain we have had!

Great Job Everyone!!!

2013 Kewanee Hospital Golf Outing

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I am mailing you a check today.  Thank you for a wonderful dinner.  You made us look good. WHS Unit Dinner (April 14)

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Hello,
I hope you are the person I need to contact. My family met with Tyler today to see your facility to book our reception and I wanted to let you know how pleased we were with him. He was so imformative, very personable and very professional. He answered all questions we had and never rushed us or made us feel rushed.
The facility itself sold us, but he did a great job as well! I just wanted to make sure someone was aware of his job well done today. I think he sold a new membership to my father too for golfing.
Once again, please give him a pat on the back for a job well done. We are so excited to have our reception at your facility. 3/16/13

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Colby,

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you, Sean, Tyler, and the other young man who I did not catch his name, (dark hair, striped shirt) and your kitchen staff.  I have had nothing but compliments this morning on the food (everyone raved that it was all excellent), the service (what nice young men you are), the decorations (amazing that 3 guys did such a wonderful job making everything so festive). Bottom line “you did good”!  I appreciate it and thank you so much. See you next year! CSB Christmas Party December 2nd 2012

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I wish to thank you and your staff once again for helping us put on a very successful Hall of Fame Induction.  Our committee met last night and all were also very complimentary.

If the date is available we would like to reserve The Dunes for Saturday, October 12, 2013 for next year‘s induction ceremony.  It would once again start at 6:00pm and finish up around 9pm.  Please let me know if this date is available.

Thank you, Wethersfield HOF Dinner

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Thanks Colby.  I was out yesterday.  You guys were very smart to keep the carts off of the fairways this summer.  I always suggest the Dunes to anyone I talk to about golf.  Will be over to join soon.  Thanks  Jane Local Golfer!!

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Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and help.Your staff was great and the entire weekend was very enjoyable. Coach Gary Laake!! MAC

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Thanks much for your hard work…we hope to continue our MAC tournament at your site.  I have also heard talk of trying to host the Girls MAC in the spring there as well. Thanks again and we look forward to next year. MAC

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-I want to thank you and your staff for everything you did.  For my part, I couldn’t be happier with the condition of the course, the staff, and the treatment we received.  With the improvements that I’ve seen since we started coming three years ago, it seems that Kewanee Dunes is becoming a first-class facility, and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to play our conference tournaments there.  MAC Conference Tour

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-Colby…thanks for your comments about our players in the MAC…that is always good to hear. I would also like to take this chance to thank you and your staff for all of your hard work and hospitality this past weekend…you guys did an awesome job on the course and in the clubhouse and as far as I’m concerned we can keep coming to Kewanee for many years to come. We certainly look forward to coming back next year!! MAC Conference Tournament

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Thank-you for everything.  Kids would not stop talking about how great the 2 days were!!! MAC Conf Tour

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I was just sitting down to write you which affirms great minds think alike.  You all did a spectacular job.  You are on the right path to success.  You all work people well and itneract.  The presence of the chef so people get to know him is great.  I did not give due compliments to your waitng staff.  I did not talk to a person who was not pleased (of course, they also know better than confront me!!!).  Seriously a deep appreciation and we will try to spread the word every chance we get.(Retired Teachers Lunch)

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Had a really great time at the outing. Was glad the weather held out and made for a beautiful day. I hope the outing was a big success for all. Your course was in great shape and I know in a few weeks it will be nothing short of stellar. It’s a diamond in the rough.I fell in love with it at first sight. I truly does remind me of a private course I play on occasion called Deer Park in Oglesby, IL. I hope to bring a group down and play again soon… the drive is the only catch. It is a good hour and twenty minutes, but maybe I can talk the guys into driving down and pulling an over night where we play a round or two on a Friday, grab a room somewhere in Kewanee if it is cheap enough and play again Saturday morning then head home to the families. Please keep me posted on future outings. I may be able to get a few guys to play in those as well.(Gentlemen that played in an outing with us)

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I just wanted to thank Tom and Colby once again for the great job at our wine tasting party.  Everything went very smoothly!!!!  The food, service and everything was great.  I heard many compliments on the light appetizers.  They went over extremely well!  People commented they didn’t get filled up before the meal was served!

Excellent job.  My compliments and thanks to everyone involved.  Keep up the great work!(Wine Tasting)

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Great job Tom and Colby at our wine tasting party tonight. The party was a huge success and we can’t thank you enough for all you did! Thanks again. Keep up the good work!!!(Wine Tasting)

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Guys- the course looks great and you will be glad to know I lefta bunch of great shots out on the course. Didn’t use up very many! See you saturday! Golf in the morning and wine tasting at night.(Guest)

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Colby –

Indeed, everything went better than I could have hoped.  People really enjoyed themselves, and stuck around until 11:00 (a few stayed in the bar after that!).  Your staff were marvelous, and seemed to always be right there taking care of details and answering any questions.

As we selected the next group of coordinators, they were asking me how far in advance they could book with Kewanee Dunes.  I told them I doubted you booked five years out, but if that is the case, let me know and I’ll pass that along with my writeup and books.

I also know there were several people from other Galva classes (spouses and significant others) who were very impressed with the food, surroundings and the simplicity of our approach to the reunion.  You guys have a great thing going, and I hope you are successful in keeping it so as there are fewer places like Kewanee Dunes in the area all the time.

Thanks again for your assitance, and that of your staff.
Best Regards

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Class Reunion 1976

Colby, I want to say thank you on how wonderful everything was at The Dunes. Some of our guests said that was the best food they had at a wedding reception. Wedding Reception

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Thanks for all you did to make the reunion a success. The food was very good and I think everyone enjoyed themselves. Thanks again for all your help.

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Reunion 1966

We had a great time!  I pulled it off without them knowing about it, they were extremely surprised.  You attendant/bartender was so very helpful and attentive!  I appreciated her help and time greatly.  We had a huge turn-out, more than I had anticipated.  Thank you for everything, it was a pleasure to work with you.

Anniversary Party

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Golf Outing 9-17-12

I want to thank you all for treating my group as we were something special. We had a good time thanks to you.