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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)

17th Annual Governors Village Luminary Night December 16, 2017

Updated November 17. We now have a coordinator for Governors Lake.  Cathie Heck (12008 Wicker Drive). Still need volunteer to coordinator the Governors Village Townes.

Tim Watkins recently provided information about the annual Luminary Night.

Hello Neighbors – I am sending this message to provide additional details about the 17th Annual Governors Village Luminary Night to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, December 16th, with a rain date of Sunday, December 17, 2017. For this event to be possible, we need coordinators for each area of our neighborhood. This year, we are in need of a coordinator for Governors Lake. If you are interested in serving as the coordinator for this area of our community, please contact me either via email (thwatkinsnc@gmail.com) or phone (919-969-9840). The coordinators for the Village, Forest, and Park are as follows:

Governors Village – Grace Harris (10044 Fountain)
Governors Forest – Ann White (10026 Hammock Bend)
Governors Park – Tim and Melissa Watkins (30077 Britt)

Our area coordinators will be accepting donations and coordinating the event for their area. In addition to donations for the Ronald McDonald House, there are other ways you can help out with this event, including preparing luminaries, setting them out, lighting them, and/or cleaning up. If you are interested in helping out, please contact your area coordinator (for now, neighbors in Governors Lake can contact me). Be on the look out for a flier in your mail soon after Thanksgiving.

Thanks very much and Happy Thanksgiving!

Tim Watkins

Contact: Tim Watkins, thwatkinsnc at gmail.com

17th Annual Governors Village Luminary Night December 16, 2017

Tim Watkins recently announced Saturday, December 16, 2017 is the date for the 17th Annual Governors Village Luminary Night. The Watkins family organizes this event each year to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill.  More information will be provided in the near future.

Contact: Tim Watkins, thwatkinsnc at gmail.com

16th Annual Governors Village Luminary Night December 10, 2016

Tim Watkins recently announced details for the 16th Annual Governors Village Luminary Night. Volunteers are needed to help make the evening a success.

Hello Neighbors – I am sending this message to provide additional details about the 16th Annual Governors Village Luminary Night to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. For the past 15 years our neighborhood has participated in this event and come together along with other communities across the Chapel Hill area to support the families who rely on the Ronald McDonald House for comfort and compassion during the most difficult times of their lives.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, December 10th, with a rain date of Sunday, December 11th. For this event to be possible, we need coordinators for each area of our neighborhood. We are still in need of coordinators for Governors Lake, Governors Village, and Governors Townes. If you are interested in serving as the coordinator for one of these areas, please contact me either via email or phone. The coordinators for the other areas of our neighborhood are as follows:

Governor’s Forest – Ann White (10026 Hammock Bend)
Governor’s Park – Tim Watkins (30077 Britt)

Our area coordinators will be accepting donations and coordinating the event for their area. In addition to donations for the Ronald McDonald House, there are other ways you can help out with this event, including preparing luminaries, setting them out, lighting them, and/or cleaning up. If you are interested in helping out, please contact your area coordinator (for now, neighbors in the Lake, Village and Townes can contact me). Be on the look out for a flier in your mail in the next week or so with additional information.

Thanks very much and Happy Thanksgiving.

Tim Watkins

Contact: Tim Watkins, thwatkinsnc at gmail.com,  919-969-9840

14th Annual Governors Village Luminary Night 2014

Join the community in lighting more than 2,000 luminaries as we seek
to Light the Night for the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill

When: Saturday, December 13th, 2014
Lighting luminaries starting at 5pm

  • Celebrate the holidays with your neighbors and friends while showing your support for the families of seriously ill and injured children at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill
  • Domicile Realty will be hosting a community event at the Bean and Barrel starting at 6:30pm. This year Domicile will be providing drink coupons for adults and children at the Bean the night of the event
  • Area coordinators will be accepting donations and coordinating the event. In addition to donations for the Ronald McDonald House, there are other ways you can help out with this event, including preparing luminaries, setting them out, lighting them, and/or cleaning up. Helping out in any way is GREATLY appreciated!
  • Make arrangements to participate and help out by contacting your area coordinator (info below)
  • Make a donation by providing it to one of the area coordinators (see list below) or go online to the Ronald McDonald House (http://www.rmh-chapelhill.org/)

Area Coordinators:
Village Homes – Leslie Nelson, lnelson at thenelsongroupnc.com
Village Townes – Stephanie Anderson, sanderson1959 at gmail.com
Forest – Ann White, arhodeswhite at yahoo.com
Lake – Karen Howard, karen@howards-end.net
Park – Tim Watkins, watkinsnc at earthlink.net

For general inquiries or additional info, contact: Tim Watkins, watkinsnc at earthlink.net
Updated: 12/3/14

Santa To Visit Governors Village December 14, 2013

To promote holiday fire safety and to help celebrate the community’s Luminary Night event, Santa will travel through Governors Village neighborhoods atop a Chatham Country Fire Truck  on Saturday, December 14, 2013.

Santa will bring seasonal merriment (and candy) beginning around 2:00 p.m. Families out enjoying Santa are encouraged to assist their neighborhood coordinators in preparing and setting up luminary bags for lighting later that evening. See the attached flyer for details on Santa’s visit.

Now in its 13th year the Annual Governors Village Luminary Night benefits the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. Domicile Realty again will be hosting a community event at the Bean and Barrel as part of Luminary Night.

Sponsored by Governors Village Social Committee and 13th Annual Governors Village Luminary Night

Contacts:
Mary Anne Hutton, Santa Visit Coordinator, Social Committee, MABHutton at nc.rr.com
Tim Watkins, Luminary Night Organizer, watkinsnc at earthlink.net, 919-969-9840

Attachment:
Santa in Governors Village Flyer, November 11, 2013 (PDF)

Related article:
13th Annual Governors Village Luminary Night

13th Annual Governors Village Luminary Night

Luminary NIght in Governors Village (Photo: Richard Bobst)

Luminary NIght in Governors Village (Photo: Richard Bobst)

Tim Watkins announced this week the 13th Annual Governors Village Luminary Night will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013. Volunteers will be needed and event details will be finalized shortly.

Since 2001 Tim and his wife, Melissa, have organized this event. Luminary night transforms the neighborhoods into picturesque streets of candlelight, while benefitting the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill.

12th Annual Luminary Night December 15, 2012

Photo credit: Richard Bobst

The 12th Annual Luminary Night will be held December 15, 2012 for the Governors Village community. There are many ways residents may participate.

Preparing and setting out the luminaries

  • Park: Meet at 2:30 at the Volleyball Court
  • Lake: Meet at 2:30 lakeside on Wicker Drive
  • Village: Meet at 3:00. If you live on the south side of Governor’s Drive meet at 10042 Fountain (the Leonard’s) and if you live on the north side of Governor’s Drive meet at 20078 Long (the Nelsons)
  • Forest: Contact Ann White

Lighting luminaries starting at 5:30 pm Saturday or cleaning up luminaries on Sunday morning.

Gathering at the Bean and Barrel

Pick up drink coupons at Domicile Realty between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Saturday, December 15, 2012. Luminary Night celebration starts at 6:30.

Donating to Ronald McDonald House

If you would like to make a donation, please provide it to one of the area coordinators (see list below) or go online to the Ronald McDonald House (http://www.rmh-chapelhill.org/). If you make a donation online, please indicate that you are donating on behalf of the Governor’s Village Luminary Night. If you have already provided your donation, THANKS VERY MUCH!

Contacts

Organizer
Tim Watkins, 30083 Britt, watkinsnc at earthlink.net, 919-969-9840

Area Coordinators

  • Park: Tim and Melissa Watkins (30083 Britt, 919-969-9840, watkinsnc AT earthlink.net)
  • Lake: Karen Howard (12025 Wicker Drive, 919-636-5799, karen AT howards-end.com)
  • Forest: Ann White (10026 Hammock Bend,932-3088,arhodeswhite ATyahoo.com)
  • Village: Leslie Nelson (20078 Long, 919-969-1433, lnelson AT thenelsongroupnc.com), Tory Apolito (20054 Fountain), Jennifer Leonard (10042 Fountain), and Anne Weaver (20024 Boyd)