18th Annual Governors Village Luminary Night on Saturday, December 15th

Hello Neighbors –

We are sending this email as a reminder of the 18th Annual Governors Village Luminary Night on Saturday, December 15th and to provide you with additional details on how you can help out and support this event.

If you are interested in helping, there are several ways to do so (helping out in any way is GREATLY appreciated).

(1) Folding luminary bags – This is an important job and saves much time. Contact your area coordinator (see below) if you can help out with the task in advance of December 15th.
(2) Preparing the luminaries – Each area will meet at their designated meeting place (see below) at 2:00PM on Saturday, December 15th. This is a fun event for the whole family. If you have a truck, bring it to your meeting place.
(3) Lighting luminaries – Start lighting at 5:00PM on Saturday, Dec 15th.  This is also an important job and goes quickly with more neighbors helping.
(4) Picking up luminary bags – On Sunday, December 16th please help with picking up the luminary bags in your area.

If you would like to make a donation, please provide it to one of the area coordinators listed below or go online to the Ronald McDonald House Luminary Night Event website (https://rmh-chapelhill.org/luminaries18/).  If you make a donation online, please indicate that you are donating on behalf of the Governors Village Luminary Night. Also, if you have already provided your donation, THANKS VERY MUCH!

Below is information on Area Coordinators and Meeting Places for preparing luminaries on December 15th.

Area Coordinators:

Park – Tim and Melissa Watkins (30077 Britt and thwatkinsnc@gmail.com)

Lake – We are still in need of a coordinator (contract Tim Watkins – thwatkinsnc@gmail.com – if interested)

Forest – Ann White (10026 Hammock Bend and arhodeswhite@yahoo.com)

Village – Grace Harris (10044 Fountain and gharris86@nc.rr.com)

Meeting Places:

Park – Volleyball Court

Lake – TBD

Forest – 10005 Hammock Bend

Village – Playground


Thank you very much and Happy Holidays!

Tim and Melissa Watkins



Santa Flyer 2018 PDF

Saturday December 15th, 2018
Rain date December 16th

Santa will be escorted by the Chatham County Fire
Department to visit! Here is his schedule:

Starting at 2:30, he will visit in the following order:
#1 – Forest, corner of Raintree Bend & Forest entrance
#2 – Village, corner of Fountain Park & Long
#3 – Townes, corner of David Stone & Loop Park
#4 – Lake, corner of Wicker & access road to Townes
#5 – Park, Pool Parking Lot

PLEASE do not allow children to approach the fire
trucks until they have made a complete stop and the
crew has gotten out of the apparatus! All children
must be accompanied by an adult.

*If the fire department receives a call, they must respond. Therefore, this
event time may change or be canceled. We will do our best to notify everyone
through the GV Facebook page and listserve.

Events Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee for residents of
Governors Village community (Forest, Lake, Park, Townes and Village)
For more information: http://www.governorsvillage.org
Questions? Contact Leda @ lkwerrell@gmail.com

Turkey Trot

Hi Neighbors‼️ Who is ready to run/walk in our annual neighborhood Turkey Day 5k⁉️🍗💪🏻 Thanksgiving Morning 8am…stadium steps…we will be using the old fireman’s 5k route‼️ We are asking all of those who participate to bring a $5 donation that will go to TABLE, inc!

If you can’t make it and still would like to donate or have any additional questions/concerns contact Jennifer McDonald Brondon (jennifer.brondon@gmail.com) or Martha Ebert (martha_ebert@yahoo.com)‼️ We will be re-marking the course the night before so the run/walk will be easy to navigate‼️ Here is last years pic…lets get twice as many people out there this year so spread the word‼️

GV TT 5k

POA Annual Meeting Monday, November 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM

On Monday, November 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM the Governors Village Property Owners Association (POA) will hold its Annual Meeting at Mount Carmel Baptist Church located at 2016 Mt. Carmel Church Road Chapel Hill, NC 27517. Please mark your calendar, so you will be able to attend this important meeting in order to exercise your rights and responsibilities as a property owner. Sign-in will begin at 6:30 PM.

Please review the attachment for POA positions, proxy voting, the 2019 budget and other important information about the meeting: 2018_11_26_GV_Annual_Meeting_MAILING.

BOOFEST – 2018

The Governors Village 2018 BooFest was held on Sunday, October 21, 2018.

It was a great day to be outdoors. The event was very well attended and everyone, especially the children had great fun. The bouncy house was very popular. The boys and girls could not seem to tire of climbing up, sliding down and going around to do it all over again.

The face painting was also very popular with people waiting on line to be treated to the artistic talents of the painter. An imaginative game of tic-tac-toe was played using small pumpkins and apples instead of X’s and O’s. The new playground equipment was put to good use as was the basketball court and the tennis courts.

A parade of children and adults went around by the playground area to the enjoyment of both those parading and those looking on.

The two food trucks arrived and after they were setup, people enjoyed the delights of A Merry Frankster and El Molcajete Tacos. Ice cream dessert was provided by Ben and Jerry’s. The two attendants were kept busy dishing out ice cream treats.

A table was set up on the basketball court for donations to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.


We must thank the members of the Social Committee and all other volunteers for making this such a successful event. Please consider volunteering to help with future events. Remember: Many hands make light work. Plus, you will feel good for contributing your time and talents.

The Communications Committee hopes that you enjoy the pictures of this special day. (All pictures taken by Ted Smith)