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SGC Gala Survey

Give Us Your FeedbackPlease take a few minutes to give us your feedback about the gala that was held on January 26th.  Your input will help us improve our processes and enable us to better serve the needs of our members in the future.    Just “click” on the following link to take the survey:  Deadline for completing the survey is February 8th.

Note: All responses are anonymous.

Submitted by: Martha Billman – Communications Committee

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Local Charity in the News

Charity2The SGC supports a local charity, Sharing Life Community Outreach, in their efforts to provide a variety of services to needy families and individuals in the Mesquite and southeast Dallas area. In December, SGC members (organized by Bonnie Bannister) provided fresh baked cookies to clients as they waited their turn in line at SLCO’s annual Christmas Fair. According to Bonnie, SLCO provided toys and clothes to 1,000 families. SGC also collects donations of non-perishable foods at each meeting to help stock SLCO’s food pantry. More information about this charity and the services they provide can be found in a recent article featured in The Dallas Morning News:


Vases for Gala Centerpieces Needed

Sample Vases

Sample Vases

If you have a clear glass vase or vases that you are willing to donate for the gala centerpieces, please call or email Martha Billman 972 979 4321, or Georgeann Moss 214 533 3457,  We need vases that are around 12″ tall  and any shape.   (see sample picture).

Your help will be so appreciated!

Submitted by:  Martha Billman – Communications Committee

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Valentine Baskets Reminder


Each year, the SGC makes goodie baskets and delivers them to community shut-ins on Valentine’s Day.  Please start collecting items for the baskets and bring them  to the next meeting scheduled on February 15th.  The following is a list of suggested items:  stamps, Post-it-notes, notepads, pens, pencils, crossword puzzles, sugar-free cookies and candy, crackers, lotion, shampoo, soap, anti-bacterial soap, wipes, toothpaste, Kleenex, Chapstick, envelopes, magnifying class, small address book – or – any other item you feel is appropriate.

Submitted by: Jan Strickland

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Love Inspired Body Care Recipe

Lavender Bath Salts

Lavender Bath Salts

Valentine’s Day is just a few short weeks away. What better way to celebrate than by pampering yourself or a loved one with a handmade body care product?   I recently made the following sweet lavender bath salts recipe with a group of my friends.  Lavender smells divine and is oh-so-good for relaxing the body and mind…which we need after the holidays.  It is simple to make and can help create an unforgettable experience!


Sweet Lavender Bath Salts

Floral and relaxing, these salts are a perfect addition to any bath.


– 1 cup Salt (Epsom, Sea Salt, Dead Sea Salt, or a mixture)
– 1/4 cup Baking Soda
– 20 drops organic Lavender essential oil
– 1 TBSP organic Lavender flowers


Mix salt and baking soda together in a large bowl. Add essential oil and Lavender flowers, blend well. Package in a jar, or use right away.

Note: For a slightly warming, detoxifying effect, steep a piece of ginger root and add the tea to your bath.

Happy Pampering!

Submitted by:  Martha Billman – Communications Committee

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A Gala Evening With Our Friends!

Come join the Sunnyvale Garden Club for a fantastic concert, live/silent auctions, and great food on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at the Sunnyvale Middle School.  Music will be provided by Sherrill Douglas, the world’s #1 impersonator for Patsy Cline and Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac).  She will be providing performances for both of these music legends. For more information, please see the promotional flyer.

Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased at the Sunnyvale Public Library or from  any Sunnyvale Garden Club Member. For more information please call 972 203 8428 or email D’Ann Robinson at

Submitted by Martha Billman – Communications Committee

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Sunnyvale Garden Club Meeting – 01/08/13

“Fun and Friendship in the Garden”

Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 8, 2013 – 10AM


  • Sunnyvale Town Hall
  • 127 N. Collins Road
  • Sunnyvale, Texas 75182
  • 972-226-7177

Program:     “Making friends over a drip line.”

Program Speaker:

Barbara Gollman* Dallas county Master Gardner, Lecturer

The principles of Water Wise gardening.

*authoritative Speaker

Hostesses:   Tanya Bramlett (lead hostess), Jo Ann Burroughs, Dorothy Bolton, Mary Baughman, Wenanah Anderson, Bobbie Collins, Diane Turner, Michelle Cole.

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


  • Donations for Sharing Life Outreach – please bring any non-perishable food items.
  • A Gala Evening With Our Friends – Buy your tickets for the Patsy Cline/Stevie Nicks concert and silent auction scheduled on January 26th, 6:30 p.m. at the Sunnyvale Middle School. (more details to follow)
  • Valentine Gift Bag Items – start collecting  your Valentine items and take them to the next meeting.
  • Plant Exchange  – start your seeds now for the plant exchange in April.

Submitted by Martha Billman – SGC Communications Committee