BooFest 2109 Recap

BOOFEST NARRATIVE – 2019

The Governors Village 2018 BooFest was held on October 19, 2019.

DSC_0147The occasional drizzle did not dampen the spirits of all who attended. There were many children and adults who took this opportunity to celebrate Halloween. Lots were in costume; there were Wonder Women, skeletons, princesses, space men, cat people, dinosaurs and other characters. There were plenty of activities. Games, contests and pumpkin decorating were enjoyed. The playground got good usage even by those wearing costumes.

When the food trucks opened there was food and drink to satisfy hunger and thirst.

Near the Haunted Forest could be found the spirit of Hilda van Pelt, the great, great grandmother of Lucy and Linus van Pelt. Long before the development of Governors Village, as a child Hilda played in these very same woods. It was she who started the tale of the Great Pumpkin that Linus waits for every Halloween. You need not fear her unless you intend to harm the Great Pumpkin whenever he arrives.

We must thank Jen Belk, the members of the Social Committee and all other helpers for making this such a successful event. Please consider volunteering to help with future events. You will get a good feeling for contributing your time and talents.

The Communications Committee hopes that you enjoy the pictures of this Halloween BooFest.

 

 

Reminder! Governors Village BOOFEST October 19, 2019!

🎃🎃🎃 Save the date! BooFest is Saturday, October 19th 4pm – after dark 🎃🎃🎃

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There are lots of events planned for everyone to enjoy so spread the word to your neighbors!

🎃 Costume Parade

🐶 Pet Costume Contest

👻 Haunted Forest

🌮🌭🍺🍷 Food Trucks

🍦 Maple View Ice Cream

⛺️ Camp out on the lawn

Hope you can all come!!

 

There is also a food drive at the festival and during the month of October. Bring a non-perishable item the day of, make a small donation, or our Food Lion is being awesome and making us pre set boxes for a $25 donation. All donates benefit our local branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern Carolina.

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee for residents of Governors Village community (Forest, Lake, Park, Townes and Village)

Governors Village BOOFEST October 19, 2019!

🎃🎃🎃 Save the date! BooFest is Saturday, October 19th 4pm – after dark 🎃🎃🎃

DSC_0690

There are lots of events planned for everyone to enjoy so spread the word to your neighbors!

🎃 Costume Parade

🐶 Pet Costume Contest

👻 Haunted Forest

🌮🌭🍺🍷 Food Trucks

🍦 Maple View Ice Cream

⛺️ Camp out on the lawn

Hope you can all come!!

 

There is also a food drive at the festival and during the month of October. Bring a non-perishable item the day of, make a small donation, or our Food Lion is being awesome and making us pre set boxes for a $25 donation. All donates benefit our local branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern Carolina.

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee for residents of Governors Village community (Forest, Lake, Park, Townes and Village)

GOVERNORS VILLAGE ANNUAL POOL PARTY NARRATIVE – 2019

DSC_0132Despite being delayed for two weeks due to ‘technical difficulties’, the Pool Party was celebrated with swimming or floating in the pool, an abundance of good food and a respite from hurricane threats and the normal strains of everyday life. The main menu was catered by Allen & Sons BBQ. As one diner said, “you can never have too much barbecue”. Desserts were supplied by home-owners and there was something for everyone.

The pool was enjoyed by children and adults. Some children displayed their acrobatic abilities while others seemed content to just float in their contemporary inner tubes and relax. The children never seemed to tire of being tossed into the pool while parents obliged them by doing the tossing. Really hard to say who had the better time.

The caterer was very diligent replacing empty or near empty food trays with full ones. Besides barbecue there was fried chicken, baked beans, mac & cheese, hush puppies and everything needed for a well-balanced diet. We’re referring of course to balancing the food on the plate. In addition to drinks supplied by the caterer, Pool Professionals donated drinking water.

A good time was had by all and we must thank Jen Belk and all the volunteers for their good work arranging, preparing and cleaning up after the party ended.