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Governors Village Holiday Activities 2017

The Governors Village Social Committee has planned two holiday events for 2017.  Santa is coming and so are sky-gazing guides from the Morehead Planetarium. See the attached flyer for more details.

Santa Visit

On Saturday, December 16, 2017 Santa will make his annual visit to our neighborhoods riding atop a Chatham County Fire Department fire truck.  Starting at 2:30pm, 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 Lots

Sky Watching—Laser Guided Sky Tour

The Social Committee also has arranged an exciting new activity this holiday season. On Friday, December 22, 2017, sky watching experts from Morehead Planetarium will join us to provide a laser guided sky tour with star charts. They will also bring two telescopes so we can view far off stars and planets.

Learn about the night sky while sipping hot cocoa with neighbors. This family event takes place at the stadium steps in Governors Park 6-7pm (weather permitting).

Luminary Reminder

Another holiday event to keep in mind is the 17th Annual Governors Village Luminary Night December 16, 2017, sponsored by the Watkins Family.

Contact:
Leda Werrell, Social Committee

Attachment:
Santa and Cosmo, 2017 Holiday Events(PDF)

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

Photo: 2017 Governors Village Turkey Day 5K Gallup

Leda Werrell of the Social Committee shared a photograph from this year’s 3rd Annual Official/Unofficial Governors Village Turkey Day 5K Gallup.

Governors Village Turkey Day 5K Gallup

Participants met at the stadium steps in Governors Park at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning for a fun run/walk using the Firemen’s 5K route.

Thanks to Martha Ebert other Social Committee members for organizing this event.

Contact:
Martha Ebert, martha_ebert at yahoo.com

Attachment:
Map of Firemen’s 5K Route (PDF)

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

Governors Village Turkey Day 5K Gallup November 23, 2017

Hey Neighbors!

Who wants to participate in our 3rd Annual Official/Unofficial Governors Village Turkey Day 5K Gallup?

Meet at the stadium steps in Governors Park at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2017, ready to run, walk, gallup or stroll. We will use the Firemen’s 5K route.

See ya’ll out there! 🍗🤠👍🏻
Martha Ebert & The Social Committee

Contact:
Martha Ebert, martha_ebert at yahoo.com

Attachment:
Map of Firemen’s 5K Route (PDF)

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

Photos: 2017 BooFest

 

2017 BooFest Costume Parade

The 2017 Governors Village BooFest was held on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  The weather was picture perfect as families gathered at the Governors Park playground for Halloween festivities. The event featured face painting, games, pumpkin decorating and a costume parade, followed by an overnight Family Camp-out in Meadow Park.

Thanks to Heather Schultz, Kelly Venditti, Jennifer Brondon, John Eberhard and the many other volunteers who participated in making this year’s BooFest successful. Photos are courtesy Jennifer Allen, Communication committee. [Click on an image to view the photo gallery.]

Contact
Social Committee: Heather Schultz, schultz.heather at gmail.com

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

TGIS October 28, 2017

Please join your Governors Village neighbors as we kick off this year’s TGIS at the home of Linda and Dan Chegash (30182 Ruffins in the Park) on Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 from 7-9 pm.

The Blue Popcorn Band will be providing free, live entertainment to go along with corn hole games and a fire pit will be burning. You are encouraged to “dress up” in your costume as Halloween is just around the corner. This will be a great time to relax and catch up with new and old friends Hope to see you there!

Please bring your beverage of choice and a dish to share. This is an adult event.

TGIS hosting opportunities are still available, please contact Robin Heesacker.

Contact:
Robin Heesacker, 2017-2018 TGIS Coordinator, heesacker.robin at yahoo.com

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

RSVP Now For BooFest Saturday, October 21, 2017

It is time to RSVP for the annual Governors Village BooFest to be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  Please respond by October 14.

REGISTER Now (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0848a9af2ea7f94-rsvp)

2017 Governors Village BooFest Halloween Festival

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 4 – 6pm
Governors Park Playground

4:00 pm – Festivities begin! Face painting, Fairy hair, Kids’ games, Pumpkin decorating
4:45 pm – Costume Parade
5:00 pm – Food Trucks – Merry Franksters & Latin Grill

After BooFest – Family Camp-out in Meadow Park

Volunteer Or More Information

BooFest:  Kelly Venditti, kellyvenditti at gmail.com

Family Camp-out:  John Eberhard, j.eberhard at icloud.com

Contact
Social Committee: Heather Schultz, schultz.heather at gmail.com

Attachment
2017 BooFest Flyer

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

Now Scheduling: TGIS 2017-2018 Season

It is time to plan the Governors Village TGIS calendar for the 2017-2018 season and the social committee is accepting volunteers to host one of the events.

Governors Park neighbor Robin Heesacker is the TGIS coordinator this year, taking over from Kim Summerville. Many thanks to Kim for guiding the TGIS program the past several years.

A tradition since this community began, TGIS is a great opportunity for everyone to get to know our neighbors and have some fun. We hope you can join us!

TGIS events are informal monthly socials held in a resident’s home. Host responsibilities include providing name tags and paper products; guests provide appetizers or desserts and a beverage to share. Events take place 7:00-9:00 pm and are adults-only unless otherwise specified by the host.

Tentative dates for each month have been identified, but can be shifted a week or two either way. All dates listed are Saturdays.
Oct 28
Nov 18
Dec 9
Jan 6
Feb 17
March 3
April 14
May 12
June 9

Please contact Robin to volunteer to host TGIS during one of the open dates. She will be happy to help with any questions or suggestions.

Contact:
Robin Heesacker, 2017-2018 TGIS Coordinator, heesacker.robin at yahoo dot com
Kim Summerville, Past Coordinator, kimberly244 at yahoo dot com

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

Save the Date: BooFest Saturday, October 21, 2017

Pumpkin decorating, 2016 BooFest Governors Village

The spooky time of year is near and Halloween will soon be here! Heather Schultz of the social committee is calling all ghosts and ghouls to save the date.

The annual Governors Village BooFest will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Festivities will begin at 4pm with games, face painting and more.
Two food trucks have been reserved for BooFest, Merry Franksters and Latin Grill.
More details will follow closer to the event.

If anyone is interested in volunteering to organize and lead the campout, please contact Heather.

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

Contact
Heather Schultz, schultz.heather at gmail.com