Planting at McKinney High School

Let’s hear it, fellow CMT board members, for Matt and his employee. Two-handedly, they planted all 15 Twilight crape myrtles at McKinney High School this afternoon. Not many boards have members who get this down-and-dirt
THANKS, MATT!

These are the crape myrtles that we have “owed” MHS for a couple of years. We chose the same variety that we originally planted as the very first plantings anywhere of the Crape Myrtle Trails – even before Eldorado Parkway. They were planted in honor of MHS Valedictorian Danny Lowe in 1999. Unfortunately, 12 of the original 15 were mowed down and the remaining 3 were plowed under when the construction began at MHS several years ago. So we’re starting over.

That’s the way life works sometimes.
It’s my hope that soon after the New Year we will be able to get the Student Council (who paid for the plants), their sponsor Jeff, principal, Rick, Danny and his mom and dad for a photo op with the new plants.

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Premium Sponsors for 2013-2014

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in Blog, Current Sponsors | Comments Off on Premium Sponsors for 2013-2014

Premium Sponsors for 2013-2014

Thanks you to our premium sponsors or the Fun Run this year. 2014 Premium Sponsors...

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Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in Blog, Events | 2 comments

The 2014 Fun Run Registration is OPEN

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LINKS Sponsor

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

LINKS Sponsor

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Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Blog, Crape Myrtle Trails, Events, Featured | Comments Off on Events

Events

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Super Sponsors

Posted by on May 29, 2006 in Blog, Sponsors | Comments Off on Super Sponsors

Super Sponsors Each year at our Founders’ Club Gala we introduce the following year’s Super Sponsors. Each of these individuals and companies agrees to plant 200 crape myrtles in a publicly visible area of McKinney within the following calendar year. We are indebted to the support of these community-spirited leaders. 2006 SuperSponsors The Ballfields at Craig Craig  Ranch Wal-Mart of McKinney Pogue Construction Encore Wire Simpson Strongtie Pat Lobb Toyota Medical Center of McKinney Sharla’s Cosmetics & Bath Horizon Development Group Eric...

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