Events Report – Winter 2015

It’s been quite an eventful (pun definitely intended) year for Events here in Blue Ridge.  From having the return of the annual wine dinner to Mother Nature spoiling our Christmas Ship fun, we’ve had many ups (so many!) and downs (very few!).  Since the end of the year is always a time for reflection, I wanted take a few moments to thank ALL of the amazing volunteers that have taken much time out of their day to set up, support, cook, clean, decorate, and drive all of the goings on here in Blue Ridge.  NONE of these events can be done without each and every one of you and I appreciate the hard work and time you have put into making this community and everything we do great.

I would however like to put a special shout out to the fabulous event chairs that owned their programs top to bottom – recruiting their volunteers, building the event plan, and managing each program.  Each were a huge success in no small part to your leadership and I am forever grateful.

Bunco and Poker Nights – Jamie Smith

Movie Nights – Caroline Healey

Easter Egg Hunt – Julie Keegan

Family Work Party – Mike and Linda Brooks

4th of July Picnic and Parade – Brieanne Yuchasz and Holli Harris

Summer Party – Kirsten Duke

New Resident Coffee and Tea – Kelly Carrithers

Oktoberfest – Jen Henninger

Family Halloween Party – Karen Bombino and Jamie Smith

Holiday Lights contest (winners to be announced December 18)  – Sarah Leung

Holiday Decorating and Open House – Cat Burns

Photos for all – Keri Pinney and Cathy Farrar

Here’s to a very fun 2015 and I look forward to seeing all of you in 2016 for another slate of fun programs!  And remember if YOU have an idea for an event you want to do, just let me know! Want to volunteer?  We NEED you!  Don’t hesitate to ping any of these folks above if you want to join in on any of their programs or contact me if you want to volunteer!

Thank you,


P.S. Don’t forget the fun kicks off again Friday, January 8 with our Family Movie Night!  We will be showing this year’s favorite comedy Minions!




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