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Save the Date: BooFest Saturday, October 20, 2018

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

The annual Governors Village BooFest will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Festivities will be from 4 to 6 pm with food Trucks, face painting, fairy hairy, bouncy house, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and more! More details to come soon.

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)

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)

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

Photos: BooFest And Family Campout October 29, 2016

Editor’s note: This article contains numerous sets of images from BooFest, roughly organized by category. For best viewing be aware for each category there is a set of small thumbnail images, easily scanned at a glance. To see more detail view each group at full size by clicking on one of the thumbnails to start a slide show.

BooFest 2016

2016 BooFest Governors Village

2016 BooFest Governors Village

With pumpkins, costumes, games and maze, food and shrieks of laughter, joy was in the air on Saturday afternoon as Governors Village celebrated 2016 BooFest, the community’s traditional Halloween festival.

Clear blue skies and unseasonably warm weather formed a gentle backdrop as families and friends arriving at Governors Park were swept up in an atmosphere of color and fun.

Games

Old-fashioned games sparked children’s imagination. Marching to clips of Monster Mash, kids eagerly joined a cakewalk circle for a chances to win goody bag prizes.

Cakewalk leader Marney Whitney kept the kids moving.

Cakewalk leader Marney Whitney kept the kids moving.

Face Painting

As in previous years a professional from Paint Savvy attracted lots of eager faces and onlookers.

Face painting was a highlight for many at 2016 BooFest

Face painting was a highlight for many at 2016 BooFest

Halloween Maze

Before taking their chances navigating the Halloween maze, neighborhood daredevils had to make it past sentry Adam Novak.

2016 BooFest Governors Village

2016 BooFest Governors Village

Pumpkins

Creative entries for the pumpkin decorating contest were on display.

2016 BooFest Governors Village

2016 BooFest Governors Village

2016 BooFest Governors Village

2016 BooFest Governors Village

Food

A winning combination of food truck offerings and resident-contributed desserts ensured plenty of delicious eats were available.

2016 BooFest Governors Village

2016 BooFest Governors Village

Family Campout

Several campers staked out their spots early in Meadow Park for the annual Family Campout that followed BooFest.

Social Committee and Volunteers

Thanks to the many Social Committee members and community volunteers who helped plan and stage this year’s BooFest. Efforts such as this contribute to making Governors Village a special community.

2016 BooFest Movers and Shakers
Adam and Shannon Novak
Bill and Linda Kreiter
Janie Bailey
Laura Garland
Marney Whitney
Chris and Rebecca Draper
Sally Draper
Andrew, Madeline, Caroline Conti
Scott and Shannon Leslie
Debbie Donohue
Mary Roederer
Mary Anne Hutton
Diane Talley
Tim Watkins
John Eberhard
Susie Moffat
Tim Wojoski – Campout night leader

Linda Kreiter found a beautiful gourd that perfect for the ring toss.

Linda Kreiter found a beautiful gourd that was perfect for the ring toss.

Portraits

View some of the many faces of BooFest 2016.

Happy Halloween!

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

Reminder: BooFest And Family Campout October 29, 2016

The weather should be great for Saturday’s BooFest and family campout under the stars.

BooFest is Governors Village’s traditional Halloween celebration. Events take place at Governors Park playground area starting at 4 p.m.

Zeke’s Meats will offer food for purchase. In addition to the regular menu items Zeke will offer 1/4 pound hotdogs and fresh cut french fries and a large assortment of drinks and water. Residents are asked to bring a dessert to share and chairs.

After BooFest the fun shifts to Meadow Park for the Annual Family Campout.

Hope to see everyone Saturday!

BooFest 2016 Schedule

4:00 p.m. – Festivities Begin
4:30 p.m. – Kid’s Games
4:30 – 6:30 pm – Face Painting
4:45 p.m. – Costume Parade
5:00 p.m. – Food Truck – Zeke’s Meats
5:30 p.m. – Pumpkin decorating contest. Bring your pumpkin already decorated!
6:30 p.m. – Haunted Maze

2016 After BooFest – Family Campout at Meadow Park

Tim and Amanda Wojoski are organizing the campout this year. The fire will be started around dusk with plenty of hot chocolate and s’mores available for campers. In the morning doughnuts and coffee will be available for those who make it through the night.

As in the past, campers are encouraged to set up tents in the far end of the Meadow Park past the amphitheater anytime Saturday afternoon. Flashlights/lanterns and chairs for sitting around the fire will come in handy. There will be a porta-potty available onsite.

Contacts
Volunteer to help with BooFest: Adam Novak, Social Committee Chair, anovak91@gmail.com
For Family Campout information: Tim and Amanda Wojoski: thewojoskis@gmail.com

Attachment
2016 Governors Village BooFest Flyer (PDF)

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

2016 Governors Village BooFest October 29, 2016

BooFest, Governors Village’s traditional Halloween celebration, will be held Saturday, October 29, 2016 beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Events take place at Governors Park playground area. After BooFest the fun shifts to Meadow Park for the annual family campout.

Many BooFest volunteers are needed to assist the Social Committee with the festival’s production this year.

BooFest 2016 Schedule

4:00 p.m. – Festivities Begin
4:30 p.m. – Kid’s Games
4:30 – 6:30 pm – Face Painting
4:45 p.m. – Costume Parade
5:00 p.m. – Food Truck – Zekes Meats (rain or shine). BYOB, bring a dessert to share and chairs
5:30 p.m. – Pumpkin decorating contest. Bring your pumpkin already decorated!
6:30 p.m. – Haunted Maze
After BooFest – Family Campout at Meadow Park

Contacts
Volunteer to help with BooFest: Adam Novak, Social Committee Chair, anovak91@gmail.com
For Family Campout information: Tim and Amanda Wojoski: thewojoskis@gmail.com

Attachment
2016 Governors Village BooFest Flyer (PDF)

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee

More Photos From 2015 Governors Village BooFest

These are additional photos from the Governors Village annual autumn BooFest which took place Saturday, October 24, 2015.  Also see BooFest wrap-up for more pictures.

Contacts
BooFest event – Linda Kreiter, fastdogs2 at nc.rr.com, Diane Talley, di at netalley.net
Family campout – Scott Leslie, scottpleslie at gmail.com
Photos – Susie Moffat, susie_moffat at unc.edu

Sponsored by Governors Village Social Committee