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Annual Garage Sale Recap

After too long an absence, we celebrated the return of the Governors Village Annual Garage Sale.

On a chilly November 6, 2021, Saturday, people came to the pool parking lot to look over and purchase some of the various items for sale. Many nice things at bargain prices.

People selected from a large variety of items, including clothes, toys, gadgets, books, dishes, and even a red wagon. Visitors bought things that they were attracted to.

There was really something for just about everyone. In addition, neighbors took this opportunity to chat with friends and enjoy the day. Good to be outdoors!

Girl Scout Troop 1402 was represented providing refreshments to raise donations for the troop programs. They had coffee, tea, water, and some low-calorie donuts. OK, maybe a few calories.

Please enjoy the pictures to see your neighbors, the people that visited, and some of the items that were on display.

At the end of the sale, buyers left with their can’t-do-without items, and sellers were happy not having to bring things back home while pocketing a few extra dollars.

We owe a great deal of gratitude to Abbie Fenneran, Mark and Brooke (Crouter), and Marsha Warren for making this event happen. It was good news that this will (hopefully) become a semi-annual event so we can look forward to it in the spring. Perhaps, if we are fortunate, the Girl Scouts could be persuaded to return and neighbors could come out to support their good efforts, even if they don’t participate in selling or buying.

Governors Village 7th Annual Turkey Trot Details

Hello Neighbors!
Happy (almost) Thanksgiving. Here are the details for the neighborhood’s 7th annual 5K Turkey Trot!
We will START promptly Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 25th at 9 am at the GV Park field steps. 
The Hill Nutrition (located in our very own village) has been nice enough to open the morning of the race and the Governors Village Social Committee will be paying the Hill Nutrition for 1 shake to anyone participating in the race. Additional drinks can always be purchased from their store (50221 Governors Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27517) during the event or any other day they are open, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Please note in order to get a shake you MUST be at the starting line (the GV Park Field Steps) by 8:45 am to put in your order. The Hill Nutrition will have the pre-ordered shakes at the finish line for those participating. I have attached the special menu they have put together for us. 

The map is below so even if you aren’t participating be sure to cheer on your neighbors as they run past your house!
As a reminder ALL ARE WELCOME!!  Runners, walkers, strollers, wagons, bikes, and scooters! There will be prizes for the 3 fastest finishers! We will also be collecting money for TABLE to help local families over the holidays. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. 

SAVE THE DATE: Santa, House Decorating and Luminary Night is December 18th

It’s almost the most wonderful time of year. While we still have Turkey Day to look forward to I wanted to send out a quick SAVE THE DATE to let everyone that Saturday, December 18th will be a big day in the village with Santa coming through the neighborhood (thanks to the help of our friends at North Chatham Fire Department) as well as the House Decorating Contest and Luminary Night. 
More details to come. 


Governors Village 7th Annual Turkey Trot

Hello Neighbors and Happy November!
It is officially TURKEY MONTH! So while you are getting all your plans and details figured out for Thanksgiving I wanted to send out a SAVE THE DATE reminder for the 7th annual 5K Turkey Trot!
We will start Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, Nov 25th) at 9:00 am SHARP at the GV Park field steps. 
ALL ARE WELCOME: Runners, walkers, strollers, wagons, bikes, and scooters! 

Hope to see you there. 

Annual Meeting of the Governors Village POA Nov 29, 2021, 6:30 pm, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church

The Annual Meeting of the Governors Village Property Owners Association will be held Nov 29, 2021, 6:30 pm, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Elections for the Board of Directors will occur prior to this meeting and will be announced at that time. Owners will be receiving full details shortly from Towne Properties.

The Nominating Committee has selected four existing board members to stand for election, retaining their existing seats. Three of these individuals were recently elected, and one appointed to fill vacancies on the board, and the Committee wanted to give these devoted volunteers an opportunity to build on the great progress that they have already made in these roles.

Dan Chegash, 3-year term, At-Large Seat
Doug Fein, 3-year term, Forest Seat
Dan Hirschman, 1-year term, Lake Seat
Gerrit Vogel, 3-year term, Townes Seat

The Nominating Committee invites additional nominations. These nominations must be received by Towne Properties at least 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting.

Thanks for all the effort for our community,


Neighborhood dog swim this Tuesday

Hello neighbors! We will be having our neighborhood dog swim this Tuesday, September 28th. Feel free to bring your well-behaved dog anytime from 5pm until sunset. Dogs must be supervised by owners at all time and have up to date rabies tags. Only fur friends are allowed in the pool, no humans! :)