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Buy Your Tickets Today for the Christmas Tour of Homes!

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Sunnyvale Garden Club
Christmas Tour of Homes
Saturday, December 6, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Purchase Tickets**
From any Garden Club member,
at the Sunnyvale Public Library, or
Call 972.203.9175

Ticket Price: $10 before Nov. 1, $15 after Nov. 1
Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the tour at Bake & Gift Shop

Park in Student Parking Lot at
Sunnyvale High School
222 Collins Rd., Sunnyvale, TX
Get map to homes in
Bake & Gift Shop in High School Cafetorium
Ride Shuttle Bus to Homes

(No parking at cul-de-sac at Tanner Creek)

**Ticket required for admission to homes on tour.

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Great Snack Ideas for Thanksgiving!

Would you like to make a fun and easy snack  for Thanksgiving?  Check out Rachel’s Turkey Cheeseball  recipe!  Kids are sure to love helping out with  this one!

Or, you could opt for the Turkey Veggie Tray!  Delicious and healthy! No recipe, just look at the photo to see what veggies were used…or use your imagination to create a bird of a different feather!

Thanks, Rachel for sending along these wonderful snack ideas to compliment our Thanksgiving meal!

Turkey Veggie Tray

Turkey Cheesball






Submitted by:  Martha Billman – Communications Committee


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Meeting Reminder – Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – 6PM

drought tolerantThe next meeting of the Sunnyvale Garden Club is scheduled on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 6PM at the Sunnyvale Community Center, 417 E. Tripp Road. If anyone needs a ride, please contact Jean Holt at 972-226-1758 or 214-577-7438.

Important Note: Sunnyvale School District will be hosting a parent meeting at the Administrative Building from 6:30 to 8:30 on the same night. We meet at 6, but have been advised that parking might be tight.  Carpooling may be a good idea.

SGC hostesses will provide a meal before the program/meeting starts.


“Landscaping Design” presented by Judy Fender, Dallas County Master Gardener. Judy’s drought-tolerant landscaping includes over 100 roses, various herbs, perennials, native plants, and water garden and bog plants.


  • Call to Order, President’s Welcome
  • Inspirational, Pledge of Allegiance
  • Officer and Committee Reports
  • Old and New Business
  • Announcements
  • National Gardener and Lone Start Gardener Report


  • Sharing Life Community Outreach and Christian Care – please bring donations
  • Christmas Luncheon – buy your tickets for Christmas Luncheon (deadline Dec. 1)
  • Christmas Tour of Homes – tickets will be distributed

Submitted by:  Martha Billman – Communications Committee


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Coming Soon – 2014 State Fair of Texas

TState fair 2014he 2014 State Fair of Texas dates are September 26-October 19. This year’s theme is “Deep in the Heart of Texans!”

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Fall Garden Show , which includes beautiful  landscaping beds designed  by more than 40 landscaping firms from across the state along with an outdoor sculpture exhibit.

Visit the Fair’s website at for more information.

Check out the Texas State Fair Promotions for daily specials and reduced pricing.


Submitted by:  Martha Billman – Communications Committee

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Sunnyvale Garden Club Meeting – 9/9/14 – 10AM

Come join us as we kick-off the new year of garden club meetings and events. Enjoy reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones. Yearbooks for 2014/2015 will be distributed.

Date/Time:         Tuesday, September 9, 2014 – 10AM

Location:              Sunnyvale Community Center

417 E. Tripp Road

Sunnyvale, Texas 75182


Program:       “Designing Ikebana” –   Learn the creative techniques of designing Sogetsu, a school of Ikebana, or Japanese floral art.

Program Speaker: 

Mary Ann Moreland*, Dallas County Master Gardener, Sogetsu Grade 4 Instructor. Master Flower Show Judge, Master TX Design Consultant

*Authoritative Speaker


Sallyann Nevins (Lead), Cookie White, Deborah Stafford, Emile Metzger, Faye Nabors, Kara Ranta, Sylvia Vaughn


Call to Order, President’s Welcome, Inspirational
Dedication of Yearbook
Pledge of Allegiance
Officer/Committee Reports
Old and New Business
National Gardner & Lone Star Gardener Reports

 Activity:    Collect money and food for Sharing Life and Christian Care


NGC Member Service Items,  Sale of Vision of Beauty Calendar, Sign up for Flower Show School in Dallas Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Submitted by: Martha Billman – Communications Committee



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Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

by Ginny Hale

1 cup of sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup dark syrup


In a large pan, cook on medium heat until sugar is dissolved.


2 cups of crunchy peanut butter

4 cups of rice krispies


Make into balls. Cool in the refrigerator.

Melt 4 squares of dark chocolate bark dipping chocolate and two  tablespoons of cooking oil.

Dip balls and cover with chocolate. Cool on parchment paper or foil. Store in the refrigerator until chocolate is cool and set. Place in mini muffin papers. Store in air tight container.

Makes 60 peanut butter balls

Helpful hints

This krispie mixture will be hot.

You may want to grease your hands.

Work quickly.

You can use an ice cream scoop to make uniform balls.

I used 10 bars of chocolate bark.



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