The Sunnyvale Garden Club

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SGC Rummage and Bake Sale!

The SGC Rummage and Bake Sale are scheduled on Friday,  Nov. 2nd and Saturday, Nov. 3rd at Daniel Steel Industries, 4640 N. Beltline Road, Mesquite, Texas 75182.   Tell your friends, neighbors, and family to come and enjoy shopping through our large selection of items. They just might find that “treasure” for which they have been looking!  Fresh, homemade baked items will also be available for sale in the “Bake Shoppe”.   Please click here for directions.

Baked items and volunteers are still needed for the “Bake Shoppe”.  For all you non-bakers, cash donations will gladly be accepted.  To volunteer or get more information, please contact Faye Nabors at 972 226 6291.

Donations for the rummage sale will be accepted through Thursday evening.  If you can volunteer to work during the sale or need to schedule a time to drop off your donation, please contact Sallyann at 972 226 1315.

This will be FUN, so let’s all work together and make this fund-raiser a huge success! If you can’t work, come and buy something!

Martha Billman – SGC Communications Committee

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SGC Supports Local Chartiy

Sharing Life Community Outreach is a non-profit organization that serves those in need in the Mesquite and Southeast Dallas County area.   They are located in Mesquite and offer assistance with basic necessities, food, clothing and household items as well as educational programs.  They have also partnered with TXU and Atmos energy to provide limited assistance with electric and gas.  Each year they offer a Back to School Fair,  Thanksgiving Basket Event, and Christmas Fair.

SGC has been providing refreshment’s for Sharing Life’s Christmas Fair since 2001.  Eastridge Park Christian Church has partnered with SLCO to provide the hall for clients to shop for clothes and toys for children  (babies to teenagers).  Clients start lining up as early as 2:00 a.m., and it is very comforting for them to receive a warm drink and cookies while waiting for their turn in line.

SGC also collects donations of non-perishable foods at each meeting to help stock SLCO’s food pantry.  For November,   baking items (flour, sugar, and cake mixes) are needed.

Volunteers are always needed.  If you would like to volunteer, please call  972 285 5819.

Submitted by Bonnie Bannister

Martha Billman – SGC Communications Committee

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Mark Your Calendar!

Click/Print Postcard

SGC member, Kaycey Bruhn, announced that Floral Designs & Gifts by Shamrock will hold an Open House on November 8thfrom 1:00 p.m.  – 7:00 p.m.   They are located at 232 S. Collins Rd., Ste A, Sunnyvale, Tx.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see  wonderful  gift and holiday arrangement ideas.  Door prizes will be be given every hour on the hour.  Also, a drawing for a one-of-a-kind holiday center piece.  Click/Print the postcard and redeem for 40% off any one item.

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Sunnyvale Garden Club Meeting – 10/09/12

FUN Word  – Bromelaid – What is it?

Bromeliads are perennial monocotyledons — plants that have one seed leaf like lilies or corn, rather than two seed leaves like roses or beans. Their seeds have a food reserve, which means bromeliads can be grown like most other plants.The pineapple was the first bromeliad to make an impression in Europe.

Date/Time:         Tuesday, October 9, 2012 – 6PM*

*Contact Rachel Doyle at 972.226.4729 if you need a ride.


  • Home of Janet Nevil
  • 582 N. Collins Road
  • Sunnyvale, Texas 75182
  • 972-203-1552

Dinner will be served prior to the program.

Program:      What is a Bromeliad and how do I take care if it?

Program Speaker:

Betty Patterson, *DFW Bromeliad Society, American Bromeliad Society, Co-author of two books, Bromeliads of Ecuador and Information on acquiring and growing.

Learn about the different kinds of bromeliads and how to grow them.

Second Program:

Mary Ann Moreland, *Dallas County Master Gardener, Nationally Accredited Master Flow Show Judge, Master Texas Design Consultant, Designing with Bromeliads.

*authoritative Speaker

Hostesses:   Mary Ann Moreland-Lead Hostess, Nancy Bassi, Joyce Taylor, D’Ann Robinson, Vicki Slaton, Beverly Williams, Gayle Owen, Doris Padgett.

Business:  Call to Order, President’s Welcome, Inspirational, Pledge of Allegiance, Officer and Committee Reports, Old and New Business, Announcements, Invocation.


  • State Fair Tickets/Car Pass Giveaway – Barbara Dybala will give 2 tickets and car passes to the fair.
  •  Donations for Sharing Life Outreach – please bring a can of food for our collection.
  • Rummage Sale – Nov. 2nd & 3rd – start collecting  items for the fundraiser. SGC will receive items for the  sale on Nov. 1st

Submitted by Martha Billman – SGC Communications Committee

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Rockwall Community Playhouse Presents 9 to 5

Our very own garden club member, Johnette Russell (stage name Johnna Leigh), is starring in a local production of 9 to 5, “a story about three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do — even in a man’s world”.  Johnette plays the part of Roz, Mr. Heart’s love struck employee whose only desire is to please her boss.  Her fans report that the part of Roz is perfect for Johnette and her performance will have you laughing out loud over and over.

There are only a few nights left and seats are limited.   Ticket
information and seating availability can be found on the Rockwall Community
Playhouse Web site.

Submitted by Barbara Dybala