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on what's happening in the City of Plano.
Find the Perfect Personalized Gifts at Plano Christmas Market
Let your holiday gifts be as unique as you are, visit the Plano Christmas Market. More than 80 North Texas vendors showcase hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind items . You’re sure to find something for everyone on your shopping list. Admission is free.

Start your hunt for the best gifts ever at Carpenter Park Recreation Center next weekend:
  • Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 18, noon-4 p.m.

Be one of the first 100 guests and receive a free, reusable Plano Christmas Market shopping bag. Then fill it to the brim with holiday crafts and decor, jewelry, clothing and candles. A selection of salsas, jams, nuts and dips will spice up your holiday gathering.

Stop by Carpenter Park Recreation Center, 6701 Coit Road. Overflow parking is nearby at Robinson Middle School.
Drop a Toy or Coat in the Christmas Cops Box
Make someone’s Christmas special. Donate nonperishable food, unwrapped new toys or new coats. Just place items in a Christmas Cops box. Plano Police employees and officers deliver these items to local families in need.

Other items to give include:
  • Baby Items: diapers, formula (powdered), blankets & infant toys
  • Batteries (all sizes)
  • Teenage boy/girl items
  • Educational toys & games
  • Educational books & videos
  • Bicycles & tricycles
  • CD or MP3 players
  • Portable game systems & games
  • Gift Cards: books, movie theaters, videos, clothing, iTunes, music CDs, movie rentals & video games

Christmas Cops collection boxes are at city fire stations, libraries, recreation centers, Plano Municipal Center and several local businesses. Hurry, Plano Police Association volunteers collect boxes on Friday, Dec. 7.
Congratulations, Fire Prevention Poster Winners
Thousands of student artists competed in the 2018-19 Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest , sponsored by Plano Fire-Rescue and the Plano Independent School District. Their creative posters reflect the National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Prevention Week theme “Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware Fire Can Happen Anywhere.” We’d like to thank all the students who participated.

These city-level poster contest winners move forward to the district competition in March for a chance to compete at state level in July:

Kindergarten Division (Pre-K & Kindergarten)
  • 1st Place - Pranav Balakrishnan, Gulledge Elementary, Kindergarten
  • 2nd Place - Livia Abraham, Hunt Elementary, Kindergarten
  • 3rd Place - Abdullah Mohammad, Haun Elementary, Kindergarten

Primary Division (1st & 2nd Grade)
  • 1st Place - Olivia Weir, Carlisle Elementary, 2nd Grade
  • 2nd Place - Joanna Koduvath, Hightower Elementary, 1st Grade
  • 3rd Place - Akriti Sutrave, McCall Elementary, 2nd Grade

Intermediate Division (3rd & 4th Grade)
  • 1st Place - Annika Wong, Schell Elementary, 3rd Grade
  • 2nd Place - Naisha Shrivastava, Gulledge Elementary, 3rd Grade
  • 3rd Place - Angela Campbell, Miller Elementary, 4th Grade

Middle Division (5th & 6th grade)
  • 1st Place - Isabella Wang, Skaggs Elementary, 5th Grade
  • 2nd Place - Tanish Chauhan, Barksdale Elementary, 5th Grade
  • 3rd Place - Aadhya Gaur, Rose Haggar Elementary, 5th Grade

Junior High Division (7th & 8th Grade)
  • 1st Place – Olivia Embress, Rice Middle, 7th Grade
  • 2nd Place - Ishi Chakravarthy, Schimelpfenig Middle, 7th Grade
  • 3rd Place - Christina Mathew, Murphy Middle, 7th Grade

High School Division (9th, 10th, 11th & 12th Grade)
  • 1st Place - Joshua Wang, Jasper High, 10th Grade
  • 2nd Place – Yu Mei, Plano West Senior High, 12th Grade
  • 3rd Place – Minji Kwon, Jasper High, 9th Grade

A special thank you to the school officials and the Plano firefighters who judged at the city level. We wish our winners the best of luck in the district-level competition.
Leanne Lands the October #LovePlano Prize
Congratulations, Leanne! She's our October #LovePlano winner. Her photo features the public art at Davis Library with her perfectly framed "jumping little one." She wins two tickets to the Nutcracker at Chamberlain Performing Arts just in time for the holidays.

November’s #LovePlano prize is a $100 gift card to Flying Fish and $100 gift card to Rodeo Goat . Submit your photos or videos using the #LovePlano hashtag on Instagram or Twitter . Each week we pick a winner. From four weekly winners, one monthly prize is awarded. Good luck!
November Happenings

Now through
Sunday, Nov. 11

Plano Animal Shelter
4028 W. Plano Pkwy.

Adopt a dog or cat, 4 months or older for $30. VIPs are
just $20.



Thursday, Nov. 8
7-8 p.m.

Plano Municipal Center
1520 K Ave.

Post your questions
on Facebook or Twitter
with #PlanoTownHall,
or call 888-409-5380.


Friday, Nov. 9
5 p.m.

McCall Plaza
Downtown Plano

FREE to watch;
$10 per dancer to compete.



Saturday, Nov. 10
9 a.m.-noon

Chase Oaks Church
281 Legacy Dr.

Local nonprofits receive
your unwanted items.
Free paper shredding
for up to two boxes.


Sunday, Nov. 18
4-7 p.m.

The Shops at Legacy
5741 Legacy Dr.

Enjoy shopping, train rides, balloon artists and live performances. The tree lighting is at 6 p.m.


Plano Municipal Center is closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23

Thursday trash pickup slides to Friday. Sign up for collection reminders .


We are counting on you to enjoy Plano trails. In fact, counters are a tool
we use to learn how and when trails are used.


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