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Special Holiday Recycling Information

I know a number of folks will be having ‘fried turkey’ for the holidays instead of the traditional baked.  That leaves us wondering – What do I do with all the used oil/grease now?  The city of Dallas has a special ‘Cease the Grease’ program and Mesquite has one of the drop off points located at Eastfield College .  It is located in the SE corner of the W2 parking lot which is between building G and L (follow the signs).  Put the oil/grease back into the plastic bottle you purchased it in and place it in the ‘Cease the Grease’ cabinet.

Submitted by: Martha Billman – SGC Communications Committee

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JFK Activities Nov. 23th – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Sunnyvale Garden Club will participate in JFK Day activities at the Sunnyvale Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.    SGC will be selling 6 ½ in. Poinsettias and baked goods.

Sallyann Nevins, SGC President, needs volunteers to help with the table and to bake homemade  cookies, pies, cakes …anything appropriate for a bake sale.

In the event of inclement weather,  activities will be moved indoors.

If you can provide baked goods or time, please contact Sallyann at 972 226 1315 or

Submitted by:  Martha Billman –  Communications Committee

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Sunnyvale Garden Club Meeting – 11/12/13

Date/Time:  Tuesday, November 12, 2013 – 6PM


  • Sunnyvale Community Center (formerly the old Sunnyvale Elementary School)
  • Board Room
  • 417 E. Tripp Road
  • Sunnyvale, Texas 75182

Our  “Home of Sunnyvale Garden Club” sign  will be erected by the sidewalk at the entrance.  As you come through the entrance, the “Board Room” is immediately to your right.

christmas arrangement3Program:     “Holiday Designs for Friends “

Program Speaker:

McShan Florist* Professional Florist creates the newest designs for the holidays.  Focus on design mechanics and selection of materials.

*authoritative Speaker

Hostesses:  Co Hostesses:  Sylvia Vaughn and Sue Bennett, Madalyn Hernandez, Merry Ziegenfuss, Janet Nevil, Mary Ann Moreland, Marilyn Fitzner

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


  • Purchase your ticket (s)  for our Christmas Luncheon scheduled on December 10th.  The price of the tickets is $30.  Deadline for purchasing tickets is December 1st.
  • Start seeds for plant exchange in April.
  • Donate money for Sharing Life.
  • Bring items for Terrell State Hospital
  • November 14 – District X Fall Meeting – Oak Cliff Women’s Club

Submitted by Martha Billman – SGC Communications Committee

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Recycling Opportunities in November

  • Mesquite Recycles Day is Nov. 9 from 8 – 12 noon at Poteet High School  (Mesquite)
  • Electronic Waste Collection and Paper Shredding on Nov. 9 from 9 – 12 noon at Rockwall-Heath High School  (Heath)
  • Electronic Waste Collection and Paper Shredding on Nov. 16 from 9 – 12 noon at 132 W. High Street (Wills Point)

recycledaysMesquite Recycles Day is Saturday – November 9 

Keep Mesquite Beautiful (KMB) and the City of Mesquite host their semi-annual Recycles Day event on Saturday, November 9th  from 8 a.m. – noon at Poteet High School, 3300 Poteet Drive in Mesquite. For more information contact KMB at 972-329-8331 or

The following list of items will be accepted:

  • E-waste(computers, monitors, television, printers, any electronic device)
  • Used cellular phones, cellular phone batteries and accessories, used laser and      ink jet printer cartridges, and used rechargeable batteries
  • Gently used eye glasses
  • Gently used books, magazines, videos, DVDs, CDs, and Books on Tape
  • Gently used clothing, handbags, linens, and towels
  • Gently used toys and children’s items
  • Tires and used appliances

A document destruction truck will also be available on site. Shredding will be done off-site through Greenstar Security Destruction, a NAID (National Association of Information Destruction) certified company.

Commercial office waste and household hazardous waste will NOT be accepted at this event. All household hazardous waste (i.e. paint cans, pesticides, and motor oil) must be taken to the Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center located at 11234 Plano Road, Dallas, Texas 75243.

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PTA Fall Carnival and Silent Auction – Nov. 9th

Fall Carnival 1 Join the SISD PTA for an afternoon of traditional fall carnival fun!

When: Saturday, Nov. 9th, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where: The former elementary campus and gym (Sunnyvale School Building and Administrative Offices – 417 E. Tripp Road)

The PTA needs  volunteers to work at the carnival.  Please contact Sallyann at or 972 226 1315 if you are interested in volunteering.

Submitted by:  Martha Billman – Communications Committee