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Governors Village BOOFEST October 19, 2019!

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


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)


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.

Annual Pool Party – Rescheduled for September 7th

Due to the current status of the pool, we will be postponing the annual pool party to the rain date of Saturday, September 7th. The time will remain the same, 2:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (sunset), with food served from Allen & Sons BBQ from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The menu is:
Pulled Pork, fried chicken, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, hush puppies, sweet tea, unsweet tea, water.
For those of you that have already RSVP’d I hope you can still attend on September 7th. If not, please email me directly at and I will remove you from the RSVP list.
If you have not yet RSVP’d, or can now attend due to the date change, please RSVP as soon as possible to so I can get the numbers to the caterer.  I would like to thank Allen & Sons for being flexible with us and allowing us to reschedule. The RSVP link is
Desserts will be potluck style again this year. Thank you to those that have already signed up to bring a dessert to share. If you would like to and have not yet signed up please let me know. A list of desserts already being provided is below. Also, please remember to bring desserts in tupperware or disposable dishesNo glass containers please!
  • Cookies
  • Cheesecake
  • Brownies
  • Chocolate truffles
  • Cake
  • Texas Sheet Cake
  • Lemon Bars
  • Blackberry cheese cake squares.
  • Nut-free cookies
  • Lemons with mint
  • Rice Krispy Treats
  • Oatmeal chocolate chip caramel bars
Also, we need volunteers to help at the following times. If you can help, please email me directly with the time slot you are available. Thank you so much!
Volunteer needs:
Set Up: (bringing down items from the attic, setting up tables, tents, etc.)
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (or when we finish)
*need at least 5 people
Check in table: (30 minute shift. Check in fellow neighbors when they arrive, RSVP list and resident lists will be on hand. Take checks for possible guests that attend the day of.)
2-2:30 pm
2:30-3 pm
3-3:30 pm
3:30-4 pm
4-4:30 pm
4:30-5 pm
5-5:30 pm
Clean up during the event: If you can help keep an eye out during the event for garbage, etc. it is appreciated. Hopefully everyone will help out and we don’t need to have an actual sign up.
Clean up after the event: (Box up any remaining food, take down tables and tents, clean up stranded toys and pool items, close umbrellas and return lounge chairs to original position):
*We need to be out of the pool by sunset, approximately 7:30 p.m. that day. If we get enough volunteers we can wait until 7 pm to start clean up.
Thanks in advance for your help and I look forward to seeing everyone on September 7th!
Jen Belk

Annual neighborhood pool party on Saturday, August 24th from 2-8:30pm

Hello neighbors! Please mark your calendars and join us for our annual neighborhood pool party on Saturday, August 24th from 2-8:30pm. Food will be provided (menu TBD) and desserts will be pot luck style again this year.

To RSVP and sign up to bring a dessert to share, please follow this RSVP link. When RSVPing, please include the total number of adults and children in your family that will be attending, as well as the age of your children. Also, please send any dietary restrictions you may have (vegetarian, gluten free, nut allergy, etc.) and we will do our best to accommodate you.

I hope to see you all in August! A flyer with more information will follow, but if you can RSVP in advance that will help us give a head count to the catering company. Thank you and please help spread the word to any neighbors you know are not on the email group.

Jen Belk
Govenors Park



The Governors Village 14th Annual Firemen’s Fundraiser was held on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

The day was very warm, but families still came out to support our firemen and to enjoy the bounce house, face painting, water activities, food and ice cream.

Several fire trucks were there, and the firemen conducted an activity where children and some adults could mimic putting out a fire in a burning building. Many fires were put out by the Junior Firemen.


Some children had their faces painted and were pleased with the results. The pictures show some of this art.


The Bounce House was a popular activity. Instead of climbing the wall and sliding down, some adventurous children climbed up the slide and either scaled down the wall or dropped onto the inflated floor.


Food was available from the El Molcajete taco truck and ice cream too was on hand to cool people off.

We must all thank the members of the Social Committee and all other volunteers for arranging, planning and leading this event. We must also thank the men and women of the North Chatham Fire Department for all they do including participating in this annual event.

Please enjoy the pictures of this special day and please consider volunteering to help with next year’s fundraiser.



Reminder this Saturday: 14th Annual Governors Village Fireman’s Fundraiser

14th Annual Governors Village Fireman’s Fundraiser
Supporting the North Chatham Fire Department
Saturday, July 13 from 4-7 p.m.
Governors Park Playground

Please join us for food and family fun as we pass the boot to support our local fire department and thank them for all they do. There will be a bounce house, face painting, balloon animals and food for purchase from El Molcajete Taco Truck.

Donations can be made at the event or checks, made payable to the North Chatham Fire Department, can be delivered to Terry Landers at10002 Fountain in the Village (please place in the bag hanging on door) or Jen Belk at 30040 Village Park Drive in the Park.

Governors Village Fire Dept Fundraiser Flyer 2019