Saturday, October 16th, 9 - 11 AM


The HOA sponsored an on-site shredding truck for HOA Members as a THANK YOU for supporting our HOA!  Members brought papers needing shredding to a Shred-it Stericycle truck in the parking lot at Mathews Elementary, where the documents were destroyed immediately.  This year, Whiffletree HOA participated with us in this event as well.  Thank you to the Board volunteers who made this event possible.





Pavillion at Prairie Meadow Park


Estates of Forest Creek HOA joined with Whiffletree HOA and the Plano Police Department for this year's National Night Out, which was held on October 5TH from  6 - 8 pm at the Prairie Meadow Park Pavillion by Mathews Elementary School.  About 150 residents stopped by to chat with neighbors, meet members of the Plano Police Department, enjoy a beautiful fall evening and eat Handel's Ice Cream. We were honored to have Plano's Mayor John Muns and Police Chief Ed Drain stop by to mingle,  share remarks and answer resident questions.


National Night Out is an annual event established to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement. 


Spread Hope Peanut Butter Drive



Estates of Forest Creek residents participated in the Spread the Hope Peanut Butter Drive supporting the North Texas Food Bank during September's Hunger Action Month.

Vegetable Garden Tour



John Caldwell hosted his 6th annual Garden Tour.  John has been gardening in Plano for over 30 years.  His best harvest was 921 pounds of Roma tomatoes, red bell peppers, melons, cucumbers and eggplant.  John shared simple ideas for having a lot of produce plus information about fig trees, rain barrels, solar power, composting and a solar powered clothes dryer.


Speaker - Turning Tragedy Into Triumph

Held:  TUESDAY, MAY 4TH on Zoom


What do you know about surviving a sudden cardiac arrest?  Estates of Forest Creek resident Julie Coon shared how she survived one and her mission to make it easy to find an AED right from your phone. The HOA May Board Meeting followed Julie Coon's talk and was open to all attendees.




As the new season began, Plano's BEST Neighborhoods Division challenged neighborhoods to Fall Into Fitness - racking up minutes November 1 - November 30 by walking, jogging, dancing or any other movement. Congratulations to Whiffletree V, VI, VII - the overall neighborhood winner.  While Whiffletree won the 2020 Fittest Neighborhood Award, the Estates of Forest Creek was a close second!  The award was based on average time per person registered.  Six neighborhoods participated and logged a total of 95,816 minutes (66 days worth) of physical activity during the month of November.

Congratulations to our EFC residents who were individual winners!!
Marion Goedde-Hackenberg - 1st Place Women
John Caldwell - 3rd Place Men

Annual HOA Meeting and Election of 2021 HOA Board

The Estates of Forest Creek Annual HOA Meeting was held on November 10th via Zoom. During the meeting the following 2021 Board was elected.


President Kathie Kankel                            

Vice President Brian DeLuca

Secretary Kathy Bankhead

Treasurer Osha Porter

Director of Beautification Kristen Kerwin

Director of Hospitality Laketha Floyd

Director of Membership Jessie Zhan


In addition to the elected positions, the following positions were appointed by the Board. Contact Kathie Kankel at if you are interested in joining a committee or serving as Social Chair.


Crime Watch Coordinator Thomas Moden

Government Affairs Sunil Thadani

Beautification Infrastructure John Caldwell

Social Committee Chair open

Thank you to outgoing Board Members, Scarlette Cassedy (President), Jeanne Gary (Hospitality), and Skyler McKinley (Social), David Kankel (Crime Watch) for all they've done during their years on the HOA Board to keep our neighborhood strong. 


  2020 HOA Members
On Site Truck Shredding Just for You

Saturday, October 17th


The Estates of Forest Creek HOA arranged to have a Shred-it® truck on site to help destroy personal documents as a way to say THANK YOU to our residents who have supported the HOA this year by paying their dues.  The use of this truck was free to paid members of the HOA! Our HOA partnered with Whiffletree HOA to host this event.  Due to Covid-19 protocols for PISD and the City of Plano, an RSVP was required to attend. About 80 residents took advantage of this opportunity to securely dispose of papers they no longer need.

 North Texas Food Bank Peanut Butter Drive


The Estates of Forest Creek was one of four neighborhoods in Plano to help raise money during the Collin County's Peanut Butter Drive benefitting the North Texas Food Bank.  We finished in third place with donations of $265. Our neighbors, Whiffletree HOA, finished first raising $3,140!  Congratulations to Whiffletree on once again being named the Nuttiest Neighborhood!


Zoom Webinar on Trails and Property Safety - September 15


Officer Chris Bianez with the Plano Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit gave an informative  presentation on Trails and Property Safety.  Speaking to over 35 attendees via Zoom, Officer Bianez discussed how to increase personal safety while on Plano trails and also how to make your residence more burglar-resistant.  Our Crime Watch Coordinator, David Kankel, assisted Officer Bianez in fielding questions from attendees. 



The Great Tomato & Pepper Plant Giveaway - March 28th


25+ households came to the plant give-away Saturday morning.  The rain and Covid19 didn't deter them.  Using social distancing and one family at a time, families stocked up on tomato and pepper plants.  Over 200 plants were given away by John Caldwell along with his wishes for good luck gardening!


John also has a large compost pile and 2 HOA members already bring him their apple cores, banana peels, etc. (no animal products).  If you can collect your vegetable waste in a bucket, put them in his driveway and he will return your empty bucket.  His email is




February Board Meeting - GUEST SPEAKER


Dick Broussard - Manager of Wells Brothers Pet, Lawn and Garden Supply in Plano

brought to you by New Estates of Forest Creek (EFC) Environmental Program


Fall Festival - October 20th


Over 120 Estates of Forest Creek residents gathered to enjoy dinner from Munchies Food Truck, a DJ, Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating, Cake Walk and a visit from Plano Police Officer, Mark Dawson.  Donations for Plano Police Department's Christmas Cops were taken.

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Fall Festival 2019




Thank You Whiffletree
National Night Out -
 October 1st


Whiffletree HOA invited Estates of Forest Creek HOA members to join them for their National Night Out gathering at Prairie Meadow Park by Mathews Elementary School.  About 50 Estates of Forest Creek HOA members were treated to ice cream sundaes from Henry's ice cream.  Plano Police Officers, Plano Fire Fighters/EMTs were there to meet residents and show children and adults a patrol car and fire engine.





Vegetable Garden Tour - June 22nd

John Caldwell gave a tour of his gardens, fig trees, compost bin, rain barrels, solar powered clothes dryer, and solar panels.  John has been gardening at his home, at 3700 Hearst Castle Way, for 25 years.  His best harvest was 2016, with 920 pounds of Roma tomatoes, red bell peppers, eggplant, melons, grapes, and figs. He saves the seeds from his best plants each year and starts them indoors in December.





International Spring Festival - May 19th

Over 100 Estates of Forest Creek residents gathered on Sagamore Hill Court for the HOA's annual spring event.  There was plenty to eat!! Munchies Food Truck was there plus residents of EFC brought snacks and desserts to share representing their culture.  There was a bounce house for children and face painting for everyone.  Music from our awesome DJ added to the spirit of the gathering!!













Member Thank You Event - April 27th

This year's HOA Member THANK YOU event provided an opportunity for EFC residents who had paid their 2019 HOA dues to get documents shredded in the Mathews Elementary parking lot. HOA members were invited to bring as many documents as they wanted and it was shredded on site by a Shred-It employee.  Members had a chance to visit with HOA Board Members and other HOA members over coffee and refreshments.