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First Annual Dog Swim

The first Annual Dog Swim in Governors Village was held Sunday, September 25, 2016.  Recreation Committee Chair Trent Leonard reported on the event today and sent along some photos.

Thanks to all those who came out with their dogs for the 1st annual Governors Village Dog Swim! We raised $74 for CARE (Chatham Animal Rescue and Education) in Pittsboro, and we had approximately 15 dogs come through the gate. Fourteen of them were reluctant swimmers, but one Hungarian Vizsla (named Teddy I think) was the eager swimmer of the day running and jumping into the pool multiple times.

Until next year, have a good autumn!

The regular 2016 pool season ended Sunday, September 18. Deep thanks to Trent and the rest of the Recreation Committee for a successful swim year from the Governors Village community.

Contact: Trent Leonard, Recreation Chair, jtrentleonard at gmail.com

Dog Swim Scheduled This Sunday, September 25, 2016

A dog swim in Governors Village has been suggested for a few years. Today Recreation Committee Chair Trent Leonard confirmed this year it will happen.

The event takes place Sunday, September 25, 2016, 3:00 – 4:00 pm.

Bring your dog to enjoy a swim this Sunday afternoon at the pool at 3:00 p.m. Bring a ball to throw or whatever toy they want to chase into the water. Feel free to swim with your pooch, should you like to do so. The event will run until 4:00 p.m. or so.

I will be accepting donations to CARE (Chatham Animal Rescue and Education) in Pittsboro at the door.

In response  to a resident’s inquiry about whether this activity will require the pool to be drained and cleaned, Trent replied no additional maintenance will be incurred.

No need to drain the pool. The reason we do this after the season is over is because of the mess. However, no pack of dogs is as messy as winter, so no special cleanup is necessary.

This is the last swimming opportunity until spring. The regular 2016 pool season ended Sunday, September 18.

Contact: Trent Leonard, Recreation Chair, jtrentleonard at gmail.com

Sunny Skies For 2012 Governors Village Annual Egg Hunt

Ted Smith and Dominique Gignac contributed to this article.
Photos credits: Ted Smith, Communication Committee photographer.
There are five sets of images in this article organized by topic. Click on each gallery to view at a larger size.

On Saturday morning, April 7, 2012, residents gathered at Meadow Park under clear blue skies for the annual Governors Village Easter Egg Hunt and Fundraiser for the Chatham County Rescue (CARE). Sponsored by the Social Committee, this is the first of four major community social events each year.

Though the field was thickly covered with brightly colored eggs, the children had no trouble completing the transfer from ground to basket in record time. Cupcakes and candy were delicious rewards.

Covering the day’s events for the Communications committee was photographer Ted Smith, who was surprised at how quickly the egg hunt itself played out. Ted said he suddenly found himself “behind the ‘hunters.’ Next time, I’ll know to get in front.”

Thanks to great planning by the Social Committee members there was plenty to do before the actual egg hunt took place. Of course the Easter Bunny was present. This bunny was very energetic, spending time with all the children, leading them in games and patiently posing for pictures.

And who knew? The Easter Bunny is also a resident of the Park! Dominique Gignac, Social Committee Chair, pointed out the costume is new and was purchased this year, so the community will no longer need to borrow one each year.

Continuing a long-time tradition the Easter Egg Hunt started off Saturday with neighbors and their canine pals participating in a Dog Parade.

The Dog Parade was a fitting activity that matched the day’s theme of bringing attention to the work done by CARE of finding loving owners for pets who need them. Helping to get out the message were Mia, Mollie, Liam and Boomer—four dogs brought over by CARE.

A new segment this year featured stories, songs and games with storyteller and Park resident, Mary Shaver. Everyone agreed Mary came well-prepared and did a fantastic job engaging and entertaining her audience.

Congratulations and thanks to the Social Committee and to all participants for this fun morning in Meadow Park.

Dominique Gignac, Social Committee Co-chair – dgignac at earthlink.net, 968-6933