The Bavarian Grill celebrated its 25thanniversary on Sunday, November 4th this year!
When we brainstormed with my team what to do to celebrate, we benchmarked something:
- that benefits the citizens of Plano to show our appreciation for our home town,
- that shows our commitment as a Green Certified Business, the first Green Restaurant in Plano,
- that can happen on that Sunday,
- that enables our team members to feel good about our restaurant,
- that is a fun and memorable team event, like a Texas BBQ picnic in a park gazebo nearby for the team members
- Our plan:
At the Environmental Star of Excellence Awards Luncheon that Plano Commercial Recycling invited us to attend as previous winners, the keynote speaker inspired us to think about planting 25 trees in a Plano Park. I am walking the Chisholm Trail South of Parker Road for the last 29 years almost daily. We have noticed many trees have had to be cut due to illness and have not been replaced. And more trees would be welcome by me and our neighbors from the Copper Creek Playground to the bridge crossing the Copper Creek.
City of Plano Management introduced me to the Urban Forester, who put me in contact with Matt, Director of Operations and Forestry, with the Texas Tree Foundation. They are planting trees all over North Texas to reduce the summer heat and improve our air quality. We walked that specific area in the Park and he is supporting our vision. The major cost is the irrigation; he estimated $ 720 per tree. We are looking to plant Bur Oak, Monterrey Oak, Bald Cypress, Mexican Sycamore and Chinquapin Oak the week prior to our anniversary and celebrate with our team that Sunday. The Bavarian Grill will fund the first half or $ 360 and we are looking for individuals or companies to support the second half.
We plan to have a plaque made that states:
“This grove of trees was planted in November 2018
to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Bavarian Grill
and was supported by
HIRSCH’S MEATS Forstmeister
SECURE WIRELESS FRISCO Oberforstrat
GERMAN EUROPEAN IMPORTS Oberforstrat
THE SNOOK’S Oberforstrat
THE RUSSELL’S Oberforstrat
THE LYTLE’S Oberforstrat
KATHRYN HARRIS Oberforstrat
GARY COATS Forstmeister
PHILLIP & JULIA WALDEN Forstmeister
RICH CHRONISTER Oberforstrat
TOM R. WILLIAMS Oberforstrat
MICHAEL & ANGELA HARPER Oberforstrat
DAUNTLESS INDUSTRIES Oberforstrat
COPPER CREEK HOMEOWNERS ASSOC. Oberforstrat
JOHN A. KOEPKE Forstmeister
FRED DAVID Oberforstrat
BEN E. KEITH FOOD Forstmeister
BEN E. KEITH BEVERAGE Forstmeister
JAMES & JOE KLINGELE Oberforstrat
BAYERN BIER CLUB Oberforstrat
FLOYD WOOD Oberforstrat
JOHN “JOHANN” KAUFMANN Oberforstrat
DAVID KRYSIAK Oberforstrat
AFPAAA – DFW CHAPTER Oberforstrat
BRAD & ANNETTE COUCH Oberforstrat
CRS SOLUTIONS INTERMEDIATE Oberforstrat
TYLER, NICK & CHRISTIAN Oberforstrat
THE ROMMELS Forstmeister
KEN SWEAZEY Forstmeister
OUR GUESTS AND FRIENDS:
Terry Ruddick, Steve and Gail Gumm, Andrea Zittel
Stephen Strecker, Cody Bane, Larry Dickinson, Steve, Doug & Theadis, Ryan & Jenn,
Phillip, Chad, Bill & Linda, Karen, David, Tom, Bob, Randall & Carollyn
|Förster = Forest Ranger|
|Oberförster = Head Forest Ranger|
|Forstrat = Forestry Commissioner|
|Oberforstrat = Senior Forestry Commissioner|
|Forstmeister = Master Forestry Commissioner|
|Oberforstmeister = Senior Master Forestrry Commissioner|
|Forst Director = Leading Forestry Commissioner|
Please make your checks out to the TEXAS TREE FOUNDATION, 2906 Swiss Ave., Dallas, TX 75204 with “Happy 25th Bavarian Grill” in the Subject Line, bring it to the Bavarian Grill for us to match your donation prior to Halloween and the Texas Tree Foundation will send you a Thank You Letter stating that you made a donation for your use during tax time as a proof for the IRS.
Please click on logo for more info about the TEXAS TREE FOUNDATION.
Here are some pictures:
Before, you don’t have any shade here
The green flags showing the chosen locations for each tree, planned planting will start on Friday, November 2nd – please click for a larger picture.
We gave Matt with the Texas Trees Foundation all your checks we have received as of Oktober 31, with a total value of $ 20,635.00. Angie, Plano’s Urban Forester, joined us for this great gift to our community.
And this is the morning of Texas Arbor Day in Plano’s Chisholm Trail Park
Texas Tree Foundation Team Members hard at work planting our trees.
Angie, Plano’s Urban Forester just send us these pictures titled “Happy Texas Arbor Day and Happy 25th Anniversary Bavarian Grill!”
Thank you for your support!
Jürgen and your Bavarian Grill Team Forst Director