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Originally delivered on 12/20/2022 7:11 pm

SUBJECT: Happy Holidays from Your HOA Board

December 2022

Season's Best Award - Holiday/Winter

The EFCHOA's Season's Best Committee has awarded Seasons Best for Holiday/Winter to Jason, Beth and Colton Albers at 7400 Breakers Lane.  Board committee members had a fun time going through our beautiful community with hot chocolate on a rainy Saturday night not long ago to be inspired by seasonal lights and decor.  While it was a difficult choice, the Albers home was awarded because of their colorful multi-colored light display and holiday decor coupled with the depiction of holiday whimsey!  It’s just so inviting during this holiday season.  The landscape and decorations are beautiful in their creativity and welcoming appeal.  Thanks to the Albers for such a wonderful Holiday display and for their support of our neighborhood as HOA members.

If you would like to be a part of next year's Season's Best Committee, email

Recycle Your Real Christmas Tree and Holiday Lights

From the City of Plano ... As you take down the holly and pack up the ornaments, prepare your real Christmas tree for life after the holidays. Live trees, garland and wreaths can be recycled into Texas Pure Products mulch and compost. Holiday lights also can be recycled through our electronics recycling program.

Before taking trees and greenery to the drop-off locations or placing them at your collection point, remove all ornaments, lights, decorations, tinsel and the tree stand (no plastics or metals). Flocked trees cannot be recycled.  

Drop-off Sites: Monday, Dec. 26, 2022-Monday, Jan. 2, 2023

  • Jack Carter Park, 2601 Pleasant Valley Dr. (south parking lot off Pleasant Valley)
  • Old Shepard Place Park, 1301 Winding Hollow Lane (northeast corner of the Shepton High School parking lot off Plano Parkway)  
  • Russell Creek Park, 3500 McDermott Road (northeast parking lot off McDermott)  
  • Schell Park, 2305 Laurel Lane (southeast parking lot directly off Laurel)  

Weekly Yard Trimmings: Begin Tuesday, Jan. 3
If you miss the drop-off deadline, just place your tree with weekly yard trimmings. Save space in your recycling cart by adding large cardboard boxes that have been emptied and flattened to your yard trimmings.

Please remember, Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2 are holidays and all collections are one day later with Thursday collections occurring on Friday.

Discover more ways to recycle this holiday season
HOA Secretary Needed!

We are still in NEED of a Secretary for 2023. This position takes the minutes at our Board Meetings and sends some emails to residents.

Click here for more information about Secretary

EFC Places 3rd in Fall Fitness Competition!

Estates of Forest Creek picked up some swag in Plano's 3rd annual Fall Into Fitness Neighborhood Fitness Competition. We placed 3rd in the Fittest Neighborhood Category. Congratulations to the following EFC residents who participated and brought home 3rd Place!

  • John Abernathy
  • Becky Bird
  • John Caldwell
  • Robin Caldwell
  • Kathy Czekaj
  • Jody Fish
  • Marion Geode-Hackenberg
  • Bill Hammack
  • Owen Ryan
  • Carolyn Simons
  • Jerry Vander Voord
  • Stephanie Vaughn

Congratulations also to John Caldwell who took 3rd Place in the Men's Individual category.

168 residents from 28 Plano Neighborhoods submitted activity logs, collectively logging over 3,880 hours, or 23 days, 5 hours, and 45 minutes of activity. This equaled out to about 46 minutes per day per person!

 Fittest Neighborhood 

1.       Whiffletree V, VI, VII

2.       Old Shepard Place

3.       Estates of Forest Creek!

Fittest Residents – highest average participant points 

        West Creek Estates 

Men’s Individual Top 3

1.       Ricardo Alanis

2.       Jack Stevens 

3.       John Caldwell - EFC resident!

 Women’s Individual Top 3 

1.       Mariela Perez Russo

2.       Rachel Aviner

3.       Margaret Mirkowicz

Holiday Safety Tips from Plano Police

Crime Prevention Officer Sheldon Krc provides this checklist of safety tips to consider to help avoid any “un-pleasantries” throughout this season.

Coco Peisner, Crime Watch Coordinator

Take the City of Plano's 55+ Survey

Closes Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023

If you live in Plano and are 55 or older, share your thoughts on city services with the Plano Senior Advisory Board. Tell us about your experiences with activities, services, communications and concerns related to our city. Survey results are provided to City Council to assist them with meeting your expectations and to keep Plano a City of Excellence. 

The anonymous survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Help us identify important areas for improvement.

Take Survey

Noon Year's Eve

Saturday, Dec. 31
11:30 am-Noon 

Davis Library
501-B Independence Pkwy.

Bring the family to celebrate New Year's early with hands-on activities and a countdown to Noon! Come and go as you please.

Free Prep Class for 2023 Aquatic Jobs

Hiring Event
Saturday, Jan. 7

Carpenter Park Recreation Center
6701 Coit Rd.

Become a certified lifeguard, water safety instructor or swim teaching assistant in 2023. Plano Parks & Recreation offers a series of free certification preparatory classes leading up to this hiring event.

Check out the list of prep classes.

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