Mill Village Association Newsletter
September 25, 2009
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Please let us know what we should do to make Grogan's
Mill a more vibrant community. Send your comments
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We Need your Help
The GMVA gets a substantial part
of its funding from providing volunteers
to work at community activities.
We need some help at the Fall
Flea Market which will be held on
October 3 at the garage next to
the Pavilion. If you want
to help your community please contact
to get details of what is needed.
in The Woodlands this Weekend
The Woodlands Rotary is sponsoring an
Oktoberfest at Town Green Park, Saturday
from 10 am til 9 pm and Sunday from noon
till 6pm. There will be live entertainment,
beer, sausages and other German foods
that you would expect. Cost is $10
for adults and $5 for children 2 -10.
Prepared for the Next Storm
The Montgomery County Emergency
Communication District (Montgomery
County 911) has recently initiated
a local Emergency Notification System
known as CodeRED to provide telephone
messages to citizens during emergency
The primary use of CodeRED is
to notify village residents of an
immediate emergency. It can be used
to define an area for evacuation
or "shelter in place"
notifications for incidents such
as a hazardous material spill or
a major gas leak. It can also be
used to direct residents to a specific
TV or Radio station for further
important details and instructions.
It may alert residents to shelters
during weather or power emergencies.
CodeRED can also be used to alert
a neighborhood to watch for a lost
child, an impaired individual who
has walked away, or dangerous individuals
that may be in the area.
You can sign up for it at www.mc911.org
There is more information
on what it will and will not do
on linked web pages.
of the Month Winner Announced
and Scott Chickering - Breezin Court
Margaret and Scott Chickering moved to Grogan's
Mill in the summer of 1996. They were happy to
be moving back to Texas, but after having done
gardening in Pennsylvania for the prior six years,
they realized that they needed to plant things
that would not require a lot of attention during
the hottest period of the summer. They also considered
that it would be necessary to deal with shade
as well as sun. They have planted azaleas, pear
and flowering guava for spring blooms. The summer
brings blooms from crape myrtles, lantanas, day
lilies, gardenia, oleanders, little gem magnolias,
hibiscus and knockout roses. These are augmented
with a few perennials, ferns, sago palms and rocks.
With a heavy layer of mulch, very little attention
is required during the hottest months, except
| Are You
Ready for the Fall Farmer's Market Season?
The Grogan's Mill Farmer's
Market has been taking a break during
the height of the summer heat,
but will be returning October 10th.
The Fall Market will be open every
Saturday morning from 8 AM until 12
Noon, rain or shine, until December
12th in our familiar location
at the Grogan's Mill Village Center;
corner of South Millbend and Grogan's
In addition to previous vendors returning,
we expect to have three grass-fed meat
sellers , artisan cheese makers,
olive oil and olive trees and a