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2017 Governors Village Annual Pool Party Wrap-up

[Photographs courtesy Jennifer Allen, Communication Committee and Leda Werrell, Social Committee]

The Social Committee hosted a great party Saturday for the Governors Village community. An annual tradition the pool party gives residents an opportunity to mark the end of summer with friends and neighbors.

Residents gather under a magnificent sky

An extensive and delicious build-your-own buffet was catered by Nana Taco. Food leftover from this event was shared with the local fire department by Chris Gamber.

Tasty offerings from NanaTaco

Ice cream cones made a perfect dessert.

Oh yeah, chocolate!

Al fresco dining is fun!

Families and smiles

More smiles all around

After dinner conversation and relaxation

A big thank you goes to this year’s organizers, Allie Vivirito and Leda Werrell and to all the volunteers who helped.

Leda and Allie, Social Committee Chairs. These busy moms organized the Pool Party. Thanks Ladies!

Food Drive

Food and cash donations were accepted at the door to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern Carolina. There still is time to contribute to the food drive. Drop-offs of food or funds may be delivered to Amy and Chris Gamber (12044 Wicker Drive, Governors Lake) any time through this week.

Food Bank Collection

Food Bank collection boxes filled to the brim

Pool Season Extended

The POA Board has decided to extend the pool season for an extra week so residents can enjoy this beautiful weather.   There will not be an attendant on staff during this week.   The pool season will end on Sunday, September 24, 2017.  The pool will close each day at sunset at 7:15 pm.

Splash time

Contacts

Allison Vivirito, co-chair, allieviv at gmail.com
Leda Werrell, co-chair, lkwerrell at gmail.com
Food drive: Christopher Gamber, cgamber at hotmail.com

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee

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).

Desserts

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
Tarantini’s
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.

Contacts
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

Reminder: RSVP for 2016 Annual Pool Party

The Social Committee requests you register right away if you plan to attend this year’s pool party so they can provide an accurate count to caterers NanaTaco.

RSVP by Saturday, August 20, 2016
pool party register
Residents of Governors Village community (Forest, Lake, Park, Townes and Village) are invited to attend the 2016 Annual Governors Village Pool Party Saturday, August 27, 2016, 4:00pm.

Further Details
2016 Governors Village Annual Pool Party, event overview, fundraiser details
2016 Annual Pool Party Flyer, printable flyer

Contacts
Adam or Shannon Novak, Social Committee Chairs, anovak91 at gmail dot com

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee

RSVP for 2016 Annual Pool Party

Registration for this event is closed.

 

Annual Governors Village Pool Party
Saturday, August 27, 2016, 4:00pm
Location: Governors Village pool (map)
Details: 2016 Governors Village Annual Pool Party

RSVP by Saturday, August 20, 2016:
Enter and submit your registration information. See below for Guest Policy information.

Guest Policy

  • All residents of Governors Village are welcome to attend the Pool Party at no charge
  • A resident is someone whose legal address is in the Village, Park, Forest, Lake or Townes
  • Renters who have been granted pool privileges as part of their lease are included
  • If a non-resident property owner has not granted pool privileges to their tenants, then that property owner, and others who share the same legal address, are welcome to attend the Pool Party at no charge
  • All others are guests at the pool party
  • All guests over the age of 3 will pay the guest fee ($10/each, make checks payable to “GVPOA”)

Contacts
Adam or Shannon Novak, Social Committee Chairs, anovak91 at gmail dot com

Sponsored by the 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.

Contacts
Adam or Shannon Novak, anovak91 at gmail dot com

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee

2015 Governors Village Annual Pool Party Wrap-up

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Governors Village Annual Pool Party Saturday, August 22, 2015

[Photographs by Ted Smith, Governors Village Communication Committee Photographer]

Led by Diane Talley and Dominique Gignac, the Social Committee put on a great party Saturday for the Governors Village community. Residents streamed in for this end-of-the-summer tradition and were greeted upon arrival by Mary Shaver and Linda Krieter.

Mary and Linda greeted residents

Mary and Linda greeted residents

2015 Pool Party Check-in

2015 Pool Party Check-in

Food and cash donations were accepted at the door and raffle tickets were sold to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern Carolina. Prizes for the raffle were an assortment of fabulous donated items that had been collected and assembled into luxury gift baskets. The baskets were on display near the entry and residents lined up to dream a little before placing their tickets.

Raffle Baskets

Raffle Baskets

Checking Out Raffle Baskets

Checking Out Raffle Baskets

Spending the Raffle Tickets

Spending the Raffle Tickets

Next it was time to grab a table and get some swim time in before dinner.

2015 Pool Party

2015 Pool Party

2015 Pool Party

2015 Pool Party

2015 Pool Party

2015 Pool Party

DJ Jeff Taylor entertained during the event with a variety of fun music, inspiring some to get up and dance and others to imagine themselves at the controls in a few years.

Event DJ Jeff Taylor with Andrew Dummer

Event DJ Jeff Taylor with Andrew Dummer

Future DJs

Future DJs

When it was time to eat the Nana Taco “make your own taco” buffet drew large crowds and garnered many rave reviews.

Shannon and Helpers setting up the Beverage Station

Shannon Leslie and helpers setting up the Beverage Station

Dinner time

Dinner time

Our young volunteers worked hard helping with setup and serving dinner. Thanks to Andrew and Caroline Conte, Isabel Dummer, Noah Talley, and Emma Taylor. Additional thanks to Ethan Taylor for sharing his talents in designing our pool party flyer.

Young neighborhood residents volunteers

Young neighborhood residents volunteers get a first taste

Neighbors filled the desserts table with yummy temptations.

Tempting sweets

Tempting sweets

After dinner it was time for the raffle. First there were several announcements. Arnie “Tokyo” Rosenthal reminded residents of the upcoming Music Festival September 20, 2015 in Meadow Park.

Arnie Rosenthal announces Music Fest.

Arnie Rosenthal announces Music Fest.

Dressed in chain mail Andrew Dummer gave a glimpse of Boo Fest, scheduled for Saturday, October 24, 2015.

Andrew Dummer previews Boo Fest.

Andrew Dummer previews Boo Fest.

Before moving on to the raffle, Amy Gamber reported excellent news for Governors Village’s support of the Food Bank. Residents donated an estimated 1,000 pounds of food and contributed $1163. A match by an anonymous donor of an additional $1163 raised the donation total to $2326. This is double our previous best year!

Amy Gamber announces 2015 is best year ever for our community's support of Food Bank.

Amy Gamber announces 2015 is best year ever for our community’s support of Food Bank.

Many of our residents donated items to the raffle, which helped us generate money for the food bank. Thanks Scott Leslie, Stephan Mole, Amy Gamber, Joanie Hicks, and Debbi Nichols.

Diane Talley and Amy Gamber conduct raffle.

Diane Talley and Amy Gamber conduct raffle.

And the winners are…

Lucky winner

Lucky winner

Lucky winner

Lucky winner

Lucky winner

Lucky winner

Lucky winner

Lucky winner

Sam Shaver, Andrew Dummer, Chris Gamber, and Trent Leonard provided much help with set up and cleanup.

Social Committee member Diane Talley was tireless in organizing this event and these members made valuable contributions: Dominique Gignac coordinated the dinner and helped collect items for the raffle; Linda Kreiter enthusiastically ran errands to make sure we had everything we needed for the event; Shannon Leslie helped collect items for the raffle; Mary Roederer, Mary Shaver, Lisa Marie Taylor and Angela Romatzick were also involved in planning and execution.

Diane stressed it is not just hard work that made this event a success, it is the love of community that each volunteer shares in giving time to this committee.

More pictures… [Click on one to begin a full-size slideshow.]

Contacts
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

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.

Contacts
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

Reminder: Raffle Donations And RSVPs Needed For Pool Party

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Did you put it off to think about later?

Now is the time to firm up your plans to attend the Governors Village Annual Pool Party Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm.

  1. RSVP by August 14. Register now for complimentary dinner for residents catered by  Nana Taco.
  2. Suggest and donate items to be raffled by August 15. Contributions will support the Food Bank of Central and Eastern Carolina. See Request For Raffle Donations (PDF).

Complete details may be found in this 2015 Pool Party Announcement.

Contacts
Questions: Dominique Gignac, dgignac at earthlink.net
Raffle Ideas or Donations: Diane Talley, di at netalley.net

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee