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2016 Governors Village Annual Pool Party

2016 Annual Pool Party

2016 Annual Pool Party

Article and Photos by Ted Smith, Communication Committee Photographer

Last Saturday, a warm August afternoon, the 2016 Governors Village Annual Pool Party was held. The adults and children who attended enjoyed a refreshing dip in the pool and a selection of food catered by NanaTaco, whose vehicle is almost as colorful as their food.

Catering was provided by NanaTaco

Catering was provided by NanaTaco

Neighbors contributed with a variety of delightful desserts sharing their culinary expertise or their prowess in knowing where to shop for tasty treats. Most of these dishes contain very few calories (perhaps a minor stretch of the truth).


Food and cash contributions were brought to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern Carolina. Raffle tickets were sold and prizes were awarded to those lucky folks with winning tickets.

Generous contributions benefit the Food Bank

Generous contributions benefit the Food Bank

Thanks to the raffle donors who contributed to this year’s pool party/food bank fundraiser:

After School Art and More
Blue Bamboo Salon
Blue Heron Jewelry, Chapel Hill, NC
Break Out Mixed Martial Arts, Pittsboro, NC
Carmel Market
Creative Countdown Calendars – Amy Gamber and Joanie Hickey
Fearrington Village
Karen’s Cakes
Liquid Amber Art Gallery and Jewelry, Pittsboro, NC
Maria’s House Cleaning Service
New Horizons Trading Company, Pittsboro, NC
Noel’s Produce, Pittsboro, NC
Pittsboro Toy Store
Rachel Mills
Rialta Designs – Scott Leslie
Root Cellar, Chapel Hill, NC
Stephan Moll
Tooth Fairy Pillows by Beth Matrazzo

Gift baskets were raffled to raise funds for the Food Bank.

Gift baskets were raffled to raise funds for the Food Bank. Decisions, decisions!

Sign-up sheets were available for anyone wishing to find out more about the different community committees or neighborhood grounds committees. If you were not present and wish to receive information please email Susie Moffat at govvillage.webmaster at gmail.com and specify your areas of interest.

Governors Village would like to thank the Social Committee members and their volunteers for the work required to organize, seek donors for the raffle prizes and hold this very enjoyable event. Social Committee chairs Adam and Shannon Novak led the way with help from many, including Linda Kreiter, Diane Talley, Chris Gamber, Rebecca Draper and Mary Anne Hutton.

Residents are encouraged to enjoy using the pool these last few weeks of summer. Since the pool closes at sundown, the gate does not allow entry after 7:45 p.m. The pool season ends September 18, 2016.

To view more pictures from this year’s pool party, click an image to start the slideshow.

Adam and Shannon Novak, Social Committee Chairs, anovak91 at gmail dot com
Susie Moffat, Communication Chair and Webmaster, govvillage.webmaster at gmail dot com

Sponsored by Governors Village Social Committee

Governors Village Annual Pool Party, Saturday, August 27, 2016

2015 Pool Party DSC_0715Yesterday the Social Committee announced they will host the Annual Pool Party on August 27, 2016. They are seeking contributions for a raffle from residents who would like to showcase their talents.

Annual Pool Party

The pool party is a carefree community gathering held in the waning days of summer. Details have not been announced but traditionally it includes a complimentary catered dinner for residents.

It also provides a donation point to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern Carolina, which for many years the community has generously supported through contributions of money and goods. Last year a raffle was added that proved successful and enjoyable.

Benefit Raffle

Checking Out Raffle Baskets

Checking Out Raffle Baskets

The social committee is gathering items for this year’s raffle. This is an opportunity for crafters, woodworkers, sewers, artists, bakers, jewelry makers and other creators within Governors Village to expose their talents by donating a piece of their work to be raffled off at the pool party to benefit the Food Bank.

Not only do raffle donations raise money for a good cause, they provide a chance for residents to win something created by a fellow neighbor and offer artists a chance to exhibit their work.

To donate raffle items email Adam or Shannon Novak.

Adam or Shannon Novak, anovak91 at gmail dot com

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee

Raffle Prizes And Food Drive At Upcoming Pool Party

The Governors Village Annual Pool Party for residents is fast approaching. It will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015 beginning at 4:00 pm.

Food Bank Donations

Bring your Food Bank donations

In connection with the pool party, Governors Village community is holding its annual collection of food and monetary donations to support the Food Bank of Central and Eastern Carolina.

This year the Social Committee is also holding a raffle to help raise money for the Food Bank. One free ticket has been distributed to each home’s mailbox along with the event flyer. Additional tickets may be purchased: 1 ticket for $1.00 or 6 tickets for $5.00.

Raffle organizer Diane Talley shared this list of donated prizes to be raffled on Saturday. Many thanks to the generous contributors.

Noel’s Produce – jams, honey, bottles of juice
Pittsboro Toy Store – Friendship themed package – tea set, Eric Carle book, wooden heart
Fearrington Village – Brunch for 2 at the Granery
Liquid Amber Art Gallery and Jewelery – $25 Gift Certificate
Betsy Spaulding – Pool Float
New Horizons Trading Company – $25 gift certificate
Flyleaf – $25 gift certificate
Tokyo Rosenthal – Set of cds and one free guitar lesson
Maria’s House Cleaning – Certificate for a free cleaning
Break Out Mixed Martial Arts – Free month of martial arts classes, two private lessons and one t-shirt
After School Art and More – Free Birthday Party – $75 value
Blue Heron Jewelry – Hand crafted bracelet
Rialta Designs – Hand-crafted wood bowl
Stephan Moll – Hand crafted turned wood bowl made from local wood
Rachel Mills – Hand painted note cards
Debbie Nichols – 4 rounds of golf (18holes) and 2 large buckets of balls for driving range at Knights Play Golf Center in Apex
Kitchen – $30 Gift Certificate
Root Cellar – coupon for 5 diners (entree, side, salad and desert) for 2 people: a $100 value
Starbucks – $15 Gift certificate
Salon Breeze – Free cut and style
Creative Calendars by Amy Gamber – Free Calendar

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern Carolina serves Chatham County and our neighboring counties as well. As in the past one of our residents has come forward to offer to match the donated funds collected through this event up to $600.00.

Questions: Dominique Gignac, dgignac at earthlink.net
Raffle Ideas or Donations: Diane Talley, di at netalley.net
Food Bank or the food drive: Amy Gamber, momenttospare at yahoo.com

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee

Scenes From 2012 Annual Pool Party

On Saturday, August 23, 2013, Governors Village held the Annual Pool Party. After many rainy weeks the weekend weather turned out to be ideal for celebrating the waning days of summer with neighbors.

Residents began assembling early to swim and visit with each other.

2013 Annual Pool Party - 20

2013 Annual Pool Party - 05The event, sponsored by the Social and Recreation Committees, was catered by the local eatery, Bean & Barrel.

The menu included fresh grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, veggie burgers, chili and veggie chili, vegetarian baked beans and an assortment of salads. Tea, lemonade and water were provided.

2013 Annual Pool Party - 13

Neighbors provided a vast array of desserts, including cookies, cakes and delicious red, ripe watermelon.2013 Annual Pool Party - 23 2013 Annual Pool Party - 14

Again this year the community donated food and money for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC.

2013 Annual Pool Party - 33

Amy Gamber on Sunday thanked everyone for their generous donations.  She will be dropping the donations off at the Durham Branch, which provides food to dozens of food pantries, soup kitchens and after school programs across Chatham and Orange Counties.  Amy will report the poundage and total dollars within the week.

Communications Committee Photographer Ted Smith captured some highlights from Saturday’s good fun at the Governors Village Annual Pool Party. Click on any image to expand into a larger format.