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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Pet Food Safety This Holiday Season

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Your dog or cat could pick up the wrong morsels during the holiday meal.

Keep a watchful eye out for food dangers that can upset a pet’s delicate digestive system or worse. Here's a few tips to consider for pets:

  • Protect your crafty critter from their own curiosity. Keep unattended plates of food out of reach and secu...
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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Battling the Buzz this Summer

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Summer is almost here which means, so is mosquito season. The City of Plano Environmental Health and Sustainability (EHS) team has already begun taking proactive measures to protect Plano residents from mosquitoes.The City sets mosquito traps every week t...

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Additional Info... City of Plano Environmental Health
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

Have you ever wondered what you might be able to make at home and sell? The City of Plano Environmental Health Division has received several inquiries recently and would like to clarify the rules around homemade foods. The Texas Cottage Food Law does allo...

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City of Plano Environmental Health

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Congratulations to the City Level Winners of this Year's Fire Prevention Poster Contest

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Each year Plano ISD and Plano Fire-Rescue team up to sponsor the Fire Prevention Poster Contest. Using the National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Prevention Week theme, students across Plano create a poster and compete at the school and city level.

City level winners are chosen by Plano firefighters.  Here are the City level winners at the Fire Prevention Poster Contest Awards Ceremony held Wednesday evening at Plano’s City Council Chambers.  The City level winning poster...

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City of Plano Fire Department
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Plano Firefighters' MDA Fill the Boot Collection Hits City Record

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Plano firefighters surpassed last year’s record collections by more than $12,000 during their Fill the Boot campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association last month.

At today’s Fill the Boot check presentation, Plano Firefighters Local 2149 Vice President Wesley Holland presented the MDA with a check for $215,000, the amount surpassing last year’s collection of $202,000. Plano firefighters collecte...

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Press Release City of Plano Fire Department

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Ride in a Horse-drawn Wagon and Enjoy the Fun at Dickens

Dickens in Downtown Plano Arts District - Nov. 30, 5-9 p.m.

Stop by for a visit with Santa, enjoy toasted s'mores and take a turn on the snow slide. Live music, great shopping and yummy foods make this a night to share.  

Get more event details. City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Collinwood House Moves to New Site

Collinwood House moves to new site.

In September, the historic Collinwood House successfully relocated from the future site of Windhaven Meadows Park to a nearby farm on Bishop Road.

Originally slated for deconstruction, the Collinwood Committee, made up of Heritage Commission members and ci...

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Watch the move. City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Site Assessments for Heritage Preservation Tax Exemption Program Set for Jan. 3

Site Assessments for the Heritage Preservation Tax Exemption Program are Jan. 3.

If your property is currently in the heritage preservation tax exemption program, heritage staff conducts yearly site assessments on Jan. 3, 2019, weather permitting. Please address any repair items noted in this year's assessment by Dec. 31, 2018 to rema...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Submit Applications for the 2019 Heritage Preservation Tax Exemption Program

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Applications for the 2019 heritage preservation tax exemption program (new participants and new property owners only) are due by Jan. 1, 2019.

Since 1984, Plano has offered tax exemptions to provide tax relief needed to encourage preservation and maintenan...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Congratulations to the FY 2018-19 Grant Recipients

Ammie Wilson Hay Barn Architectural and Engineering Plans - Funded by the Plano Heritage Grant.

Four Plano organizations are approved for $800,000 in heritage preservation grant funds. They are: 

These nonprofits support heritage preservation, heritage education and heritage tourism in the city. Grant funds are used for projects consisting o...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Preservation Plano 150 Heads to City Council

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Preservation Plano 150, the update to the city's preservation plan, is scheduled for approval by the City Council on Nov. 26.
The plan includes a revised list of potential heritage resources, goals and priorities for heritage preservation, a graphic timeli...
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View the plan. City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Certificates of Appropriateness Activity

The effects of the improved workflow for Certificates of Appropriateness (CAs) continue to keep CA activity rolling. Between April and October, staff approved 15 CAs and the Heritage Commission approved seven CAs.

Staff Approved (15): 

  • 8 related to...
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City of Plano Heritage Preservation

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Posted on: November 12, 2018

All Libraries Closed for Thanksgiving

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All libraries and book drops will close at 5:00pm Wednesday, November 21 in observance of Thanksgiving. All libraries will be closed November 22 and 23. Online resources and eLibrary will be available.

City of Plano Libraries
Posted on: August 15, 2018

2018 Fall Programs and Classes at the Library

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Plano Public Library is your place for #morethanbooks. Visit us, spark your curiosity and plan how you’re going to expand your mind this fall. We have something for everyone.

  • Families can re-create Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion with different activities to develop an understanding of the laws
  • The 18st AIRSpace will host two artists this fall. You can learn trapunto-the art of stuffing, how to make pop up greeting card...
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Engage Fall 2018 City of Plano Libraries
Posted on: September 25, 2018

No More Fines for Overdue Library Materials

No More Fines for Overdue Library Materials

Effective October 1, anyone checking out materials from Plano Public Library will no longer be charged overdue fines on those materials.

Under the revised policy, items will still have due dates and patrons are responsible for managing their accounts and materials borrowed. No fines will be assessed when borrowed materials become overdue. However, accounts will be blocked from using Plano ...

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Additional Info... City of Plano Libraries

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Help Count the Homeless in Plano

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Do you want to be a part of Plano’s annual Point-in-Time Homeless Census? On the evening of January 24, 2019, teams of volunteers and Neighborhood Police Officers will spread out across Plano to survey persons experiencing homelessness and provide care pa...

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Additional Info... City of Plano Neighborhood Services
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Go Ahead, Brag on Your Neighborhood

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Got a great idea to bring neighbors out to the party? Did you recently complete a neighborhood project that you’d like to share? Does your neighborhood have a special initiative that helps neighbors in need? 

If you answered yes to any o...

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Additional Info... City of Plano Neighborhood Services
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Have a Minute? Learn a Property Maintenance Tip

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Neighborhood Services has created a new way to connect with the citizens we serve. Be on the lookout for the Property Maintenance Minute . These short videos highlight ways to check your home on a regular basis for property upkeep. &...

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Property Standards Minute... City of Plano Neighborhood Services
Posted on: November 8, 2018

See the Housing Survey Results

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Over the past six months, the City collected data for the Housing Trends Analysis. This Analysis seeks to identify gaps in housing needs, considering cost, size, and type. This information will help Plano guide future community investment to meet our hous...

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Additional Info... City of Plano Neighborhood Services
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Fight Crime Alongside the Pop-Up Party Trailer

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This year, your neighborhood group has the opportunity to WIN the chance to use the Pop-Up Party Trailer on National Night Out 2019!

Here's how to enter:

Raffle entries are earned by having at least one neighborhood representative attend the following event...

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Additional Info... City of Plano Neighborhood Services

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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Plano City News: Your City Proclaimed a Purple Heart City

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Celebrate Plano as a Purple Heart City, avoid clogged pipes, keep pets away from dangerous foods and try a different recreation center while Liberty Recreation renovates in this edition of Plano City News,

Plano City News is distributed every Tuesday to 40,000 subscribers by the City of Plano Marketing and Community Engagement Department. To receive a copy directly in your inbox, please subscribe. Thank you for your readership!

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Kick off the holiday season with Plano Parks and Recreation

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Fall is in the air, and with the cooler temps come some of Plano Parks and Recreation’s most beloved events.

From Halloween family fun to free and/or affordable holiday events, we have just what you need to be happy, healthy and having fun all the way through New Year’s.Upcoming events:

Boo Bash

Bring the family out for a BOO-tasticly good time at Tom Muehlenbeck ...

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City of Plano News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Tell Us What You Think?

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The City of Plano is conducting a short survey to help with the planning of upcoming public service announcements related to energy and air quality. The survey will take about 5 minutes. Take survey

City of Plano News
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Lead the Pledge at a City Council Meeting

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Scout groups and youth organizations are a big part of each City Council meeting. Would your troop or group like to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and Texas Pledge at an upcoming Plano City Council meeting?

Email Alice Snyder in the City Secretary's Office to secure a place on the schedule.

City of Plano News
Posted on: August 8, 2018

Sign Up for Trash and Recycling Reminders

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If you struggle with remembering when to place your recycling cart out for collection, we've got a new tool for you. Get reminders by text or email to your favorite device (or both).

Alerts are sent the night before your collection between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. (you pick the time). The reminders adjust with the City's holiday collection schedule. A special thanks to our Kings Ridge HOA residents for helping with testing.

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Route Around Road Construction

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Every Friday afternoon we update a list of current construction projects across Plano.

Visit plano.gov/roadconstruction for these updates. Keep in mind, weather can always change our schedule.

If you want day-to-day updates on projects or traffic flow, try the Waze app. For the last month or so, our projects automatically upload to the app. I...

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Learn about the Waze app. City of Plano News
Posted on: May 22, 2018

Battling the Buzz

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It's mosquito season! Learn what the City is doing and what you can battle the buzz.

Mosquito season is here and the City of Plano Environmental Health Division has begun taking proactive measures to protect Plano residents from mosquitoes.The City sets mosquito traps every week that are then sent to the Texas Department of State Health S...

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Additional Info... City of Plano News

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Liberty Recreation Center renovations to begin next month

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Liberty Recreation Center (2601 Glencliff Dr.) is preparing for an exciting renovation project, which, when complete, will feature more than just a fresh coat of paint.

The center’s last day of operation before it closes for the project is Friday, Nov. 30 and is expected to reopen in the fall of 2019. Follow Plano Parks and Recreation on Facebook and Twitter or visit Liberty Recreation Center’s web page to stay up-to-dat...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Got a question about trees? Ask the Urban Forester!

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Urban Forester Angela Kralik receives many inquiries from residents who, like her, understand the importance of trees and care about well-being of these living creatures.

Having collected a small cache of questions from local residents, we want to share her useful information with the rest of the community in an effort to help everyone in Plano support the maintenance of our urban forest canopy.

Visit our Urban Forestry pag...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Kick off the holiday season with Plano Parks and Recreation

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Fall is in the air, and with the cooler temps come some of Plano Parks and Recreation’s most beloved events. We have just what you need to be happy, healthy and having fun all the way through New Year’s.

Upcoming events:

Plano Christmas Market

Our 40th annual Plano Christmas Market at Carpenter Park Recreation Center boasts 80-plus North Texas vendors under one roof. This fun and FREE event showcases handmade holiday gift items as well as jewelry, clothing,...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Trail counters reveal usage, trends along Plano’s most popular paths

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It’s no secret that Plano’s recreational trail system is popular among our residents.

With 75 percent of residents living within a 10-minute walk of a park or trail, people of all ages across all demographics are benefitting from these amenities, whether for fitness purposes or as a means to simply enjoy the great outdoors.

Plano’...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 3, 2018

Ask the Urban Forester

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Q. How does the City of Plano manage and preserve its natural resources in unique or sensitive areas (nature preserves, wetlands, riverbanks, etc.)?

A.  The management and preservation of our natural resources starts with the care of our trees. Not many people know this, but the City of Plano is responsible for the management of more than 28,000 public trees. These trees are not only home to ...

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Urban Forestry web page City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Unleash your creative mind through writing

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Cobbler. Umber. Haunt. Grumble. Raincoat. Could you write a thoughtful and descriptive story on the fly that incorporates these words?

That is exactly what Plano Parks & Recreation’s Writer’s Critique and Discussion Group engages in twice a month. The group was formed about a year ago and meets every second and fourth Monday from 1-3 p.m. at the Gladys Harrington ...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: August 30, 2018

Median Improvements Project Update: Trees, Irrigation & Hardscapes

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Earlier this year (in mid-June, to be exact), Plano Parks and Recreation’s Urban Forestry Division began a project to replace median trees in three locations within the city.

The project is expected to take several months to complete, and when it is, motorists will see a noticeable difference in not only the health of the new trees but the islands on which they stand as well.The three locations that this project is taking plac...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Plano Parks and Recreation Marks “50 Years of Fun” With Yearlong Celebration in 2018

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In 1968, Plano’s newly formed Parks and Recreation Department consisted of one director, two part-time employees, and 42 acres of farmland.  Today, this award-winning system boasts thousands of miles of park land, miles of trails, and b...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

LGIP Volunteers: Keeping it Green in Plano

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Each month individuals, clubs, organizations and businesses donate their time and talents to making Plano cleaner, greener and healthier.

While the benefits to the community are valuable, the volunteers also benefit by feeling needed and productive, learning new skills and making new friends, having fun and sometimes earning volunteer hours for school. The Live Green in Plano (LGIP...

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Volunteer Opportunities City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services
Posted on: January 24, 2018

DFW Clean Cities Recognizes Plano in Fuel Efficiency

DFW Clean Cities Recognizes Leaders in Fuel Efficiency

The City of Plano has been recognized as a leader in fuel efficiency and awarded a bronze rating by the DFW Clean Cities Coalition for its work in embracing alternatives to traditional gasoline.

The gold, silver and bronze winners contributed to a combined reduction of more than 25 million gallons of gasoline in 2016, which represented the largest savings on record.Plano operates a large fleet of vehicles for a wide variety of purposes. Residents...

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City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

VIP Connection - Spring 2018

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This spring brought many milestones to the VIP program. Read more.

Additional Info... City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: April 5, 2018

VPay Employees Volunteer at Plano Animal Shelter

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Employees from Plano-based VPay spent two Fridays in March volunteering at Plano Animal Services. Volunteering as a group with Plano Animal Services provides valuable resources for our community and helps those precious pets get one step closer to home. V...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Volunteers Wanted for Plano CARES

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Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Plano Code Abatement by Residents Engaged in Service (CARES) connects local volunteers to residents in need of assistance with common property code violations. Project work days are scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of ev...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Toyota Teams with VIP for National Public Lands Day

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Volunteers in Plano brought Toyota USA and National Environmental Education Foundation to celebrate National Public Lands Day in Plano, Texas! These partnerships are paramount in impacting our community. Thank you to Kym Hughes and the staff of Oak Point ...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: September 18, 2017

ESL Teachers Needed

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Harrington Library is looking for volunteer ESL teachers. Training is free and materials are provided. For more information, contact Julie Brown, ESL Program Director at juliebrown@lift-texas.org or call 214-824-2000 ext. 3218

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: June 29, 2017

In Memory of Russ Kissick

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We are saddened by the passing of Russ Kissick. Russ was one of three Co-Founders and ongoing Co-Director of The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc., the non-profit organization that has served as manager of the Interurban Railway Museum sin...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: March 3, 2017

Bank of America Volunteers Become Super Sorters

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Thank you to the team of 14 Bank of America employees for giving an afternoon of service to Haggard Library. Employees from India and several different states joined together to help sort donations and package items for the annual fundraising books sale. ...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: February 22, 2017

United Healthcare Employees Volunteer at Parr Library

United Healthcare volunteers at Plano's Parr Library.

Thank you to United Healthcare employees for lending a hand at Parr Library. Staff enjoyed a morning of service by cleaning and organizing children’s books for the library. Children’s book are frequently checked out and at the end of e...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: October 4, 2016

Bank of America Rolls Up Their Sleeves

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On Friday, September 30 six employees from one of Plano's Bank of America locations chose the Plano Animal Shelter for their volunteer day. Employees were excited to lend a hand in the kennels, help with laundry, wash many dog bowls and spend time togethe...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: October 4, 2016

Hyundai Capital Lends A Hand

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On Saturday, September 24th seven employees from Plano's Hyundai Capital office spent their morning volunteering at the Animal Shelter. Creating a team building event around service to the community is a great way to build comradery and motivate staff to ...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: September 26, 2016

Capgemini Serve Plano

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On Friday, September 23 staff from Capgemini selected the Plano Community Garden and the Animal Shelter for their service day. Staff members rolled up their sleeves helped provide maintenance of the garden, weeding, turning compost piles, laying mulch and...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: September 26, 2016

Capital One, A Dog's Best Friend

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On Friday, August 19 employees from Capital One spent the day volunteering at the Plano Animal Shelter. Corporate volunteers play a vital role in helping advocate for the shelter after they spend a day in the life of shelter staff. Groups are all smiles a...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: September 23, 2016

Cambria Hotel & Suites Supports Animal Shelter

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On Friday, September 9th staff from Cambria Hotel & Suites Plano rolled up their sleeves and spent the day volunteering at the Plano Animal Shelter. 9 Cambria employees enjoyed a day of service helping the shelter maintain a clean facility, provide se...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: August 22, 2016

Frisco Roughriders lend a hand at Animal Shelter

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On Sunday, August 21 staff from the Frisco Roughriders donated a morning of service to the Plano Animal Shelter. They spent time helping with cleaning and maintenance of the facility which improves the customer experience and provides a safe environment f...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: December 14, 2015

Bank of America Volunteers Plant Seedlings for Parks Department

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A big thank you goes out to the 10 Bank of America volunteers who planted 100 trees in the Russell Creek greenbelt for the Plano Parks Department.

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