Super Sponsors Planting

Prior to the building slowdown post-2008, The Crape Myrtle Trails sought to oversee the planting of 5,000 new crape myrtles per year within the city of McKinney. One component of that challenge was seeking 10 Super Sponsors, each of them willing to plant 200 crape myrtles in a publicly visible part of our city, whether public or private.The Super Sponsors for 2006 through 2008 are listed below. We thank them for their support, and we commend them for the progress of their plantings. Our city is a better place because of their efforts.Our Super Sponsor program may resume at some point in the future, but for now it has shifted toward distribution of crape myrtles to McKinney I.S.D. 5th graders on the Friday before Mother’s Day. Our efforts more recently have been in seeking sponsors for that program.
2006 Super Sponsors
The Ballfields at Craig Ranch
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
The Zepp Company
Wellstone at Craig Ranch

2007 Super Sponsors
Crescent Development – Golden Tulip at Craig Ranch
Pogue Construction (2)
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
Cooper Aerobics Center at Craig Ranch
Palladium USA
Cooper Life at Craig Ranch
Cooper Sports Complex – Michael Johnson’s Performance Training Center
DXE – Time Square at Craig Ranch
Wilbow Construction

2008 Super Sponsors
Palladium at Craig Ranch
Chambersville Tree Farm
Tucker Hill
Prairie Flight Aviation
Pogue Construction
Stonebridge United Methodist Church
Eric & Katina Zepp


Neil Sperry and Tom Pearce of The Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney Foundation board announce the challenge to the city to plant 5,000 new crape myrtles per year for the next 10 years.

Mayor Bill Whitfield of McKinney proclaims the city’s desire to participate in the goal of planting its portion of the new crape myrtles over the 2006-2015 decade.

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