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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.

Leda Werrell, Social Committee

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)

Santa Visits Governors Park 2016

Photos and narrative by Ted Smith, Communication Committee

On a chilly December 10, 2016 afternoon Santa visited the Governors Village neighborhoods on his way back to his North Pole workshop. His reindeer were being well cared for by the Chatham County Firefighters as they drove him around giving the reindeer a well deserved rest.

The Governors Village Social Committee arranged for this visit and Santa brought lots of candy canes for everyone. Everyone came out to welcome Santa and the children were able to let him know the gift they really, really wanted this Christmas. The children said they were almost always nice except for that one time they were a little naughty. Santa listened to their wishes and he will do his best to fulfill them.

At each stop parents were able to take family photos before Santa had to leave to head North. His sleigh and reindeer were at the firehouse all ready for the trip back.

Happy Holidays!

The Governors Village Communications Committee

Santa Visit: Mary Anne Hutton – maryannehutton at gmail.com
Photos: Ted Smith – TSmith9856 at aol.com


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