Grogan's Mill Village Association Newsletter 
October 23, 2013

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Children's Day at the Farmer's Market
Early Voting is Open
3R Bazaar on Nov. 9
GMVA to Host National Night Out Party
TWT Seeking Veteran's
TWT Hosts DEA Drug Take-back
Specials at N-Style Salon
Specials at Taco USA
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Grogan's Mill Farmer's Market Celebrates Children's Day, Oct. 26   
The Grogan's Mill Farmer's Market is celebrating another major Children's Day on Saturday, October 26th.  There will be plenty of fun activities for the kids: inflatable bouncy house, face painter, balloon artist, live entertainment, and trick or treating for the kids at the vendors' booths. PLUS, their first ever Halloween Costume Contest....with a twist. Vendors will dress up as their favorite character, ghost, ghoul, celebrity or hero and customers will be selecting the winning vendors.
Mark your calendar for live bluegrass music from Grifters & Shills on November 23rd at the market.
Early Voting is Open
The Woodlands Township Board Election is November 5, 2013, but early voting is available now at South County Community Building, 2235 Lake Robbins Drive for Montgomery County residents.

Three at-large positions on The Woodlands Township Board of Directors will be elected in the November 2013 election, designated as positions 5, 6, 7. Ballot positions for candidates who have filed are as follows:

 Position 5: John P. McMullan, Jason Rocha
 Position 6: Peggy S. Hausman
 Position 7: Bruce Tough

Each office carries a two-year term and all three positions are elected at large by voters in The Woodlands Township in both Montgomery County and Harris County.  

For complete information, see the Woodlands Township Website.


3R Bazaar on November 9th       
Celebrate America Recycles day at the 3R Bazaar.  If you have turned in your caps and corks at the Grogan's Mill Farmer's Market, this is where they are going.  The GMVA will deliver all the caps and corks that have been saved over the past year and try to win the "How Green is your Village" event.
Saturday, November 9, 2013 * 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.at the Township Parks, Recreation 
and Environmental Services Facility 
8203 Millennium Forest Drive 
(next to The Woodlands High School
There are so many items that you can recycle on this day only.  Click here for a complete list.
GMVA Hosts National Night Out
2013 National Night Out

Over 150 Grogan's Mill residents attended the second annual National Night Out party, hosted by Grogan's Mill Village Association Board,Tuesday October 2, at Sawmill Park.  A bounce house, slide and foam pool from Lone Star Parties, LLC, as well as the splash feature at Sawmill Park provided great fun for the children attending.


The GMVA provided free tacos, pizza, ice cream and drinks, catered by two Grogan's Mill Shopping Center restaurants: Taco USA and Brothers Pizza.  Party goers said the food was delicious!


A Montgomery County Sherriff's deputy attended, along with The Woodlands Fire Department firefighters, who allowed the children to explore their fire engine.  


Thank you for coming out and meeting your neighbors and your Board members. 

Veteran's Day Tribute

The Woodlands Township seeks veterans who have returned home from tours of duty within the last year to participate in a welcome home ceremony during the Township's inaugural Veterans Day Tribute event.


Veterans who have returned home to The Woodlands since November 11, 2012, and reside or have family members that reside in The Woodlands are invited to participate in the ceremony at Town Green Park on Monday, November 11, 2013, at 1:30 p.m.


If you are interested in participating in the welcome home ceremony during the Veterans Day Tribute event, or would like to nominate a recently-returned home veteran, please contact Amber Parsley at 281-210-3893 or Email Amber or complete the Online Nomination Form.

Township Hosts DEA Prescription Drug Take-back Event

On Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its seventh opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to The Woodlands Township Town Hall front parking lot at 2801 Technology Forest Boulevard, The Woodlands, Texas 77381. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.


This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines-flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash-both pose potential safety and health hazards. 


Specials at N-Style Salon
October Specials:


$65 Ear Candling (reg $80) removes excess ear wax, helps with allergies 
$10 off Formal Updo Styles ( Homecoming, Prom, Weddings, Special Evenings, etc...) 
$10 off Color & Cut Combo (includes blow dry)


25% off REDKEN Hair Products 
25% off Hairbrushes 
REDKEN Travel Sz - Buy 2, get a FREE Argan - 6 Oil sample 
$5.00 SHIVA Color Care Shampoo & Conditioner Duo Travel Sz (reg. $12) 

Summer Clearance: Ladies Flip Flops $25, Ladies Sunglasses $5

Taco USA Specials
Did you know that Taco USA is open for breakfast and has daily specials?  They are located next to Woodforest Bank on the South End of the Grogan's Mill Shopping Center.

Monday - Fish Tacos $2.25
Taco Tuesday - beef or turkey tacos $1.12
Wednesday - Kids Night - kids meals $1 off
Thursday - Burger/Fry/Drink Combo $6.99
Fajita Friday - Chicken Fajita taco - $2, Beef Fajita taco - $2.50


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