March 2, 2017 // 12:44 PM
March 2017 | Endeavor: Highlighting the Happenings at Garden Spot Village
Written by Scott Miller
Hello and Welcome to Endeavour - Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village.
March comes in like a Lion and goes out like a Lamb. Regardless of the weather there’s always a lot going on at Garden Spot.
Speaking of the weather . . . it’s been a mild winter and the progress on Sycamore Springs is moving right along. Another future resident signed an agreement and one of the couples just upgraded to a two story cottage. If you’ve been thinking about Sycamore Springs now is the time to come see us before all the houses are spoken for.
We're in one of the new cottages. I love the granite countertops and the dark cabinets the new residents selected. But, because they're still under construction you get to chose the styles and colors that express your own personal style. These houses are designed with community in mind. They all face the commons green and you're front porch steps out onto a sidewalk that winds its way to the community building where you can get together with neighbors, family & Friends.
Sycamore Springs . . . here’s just nothing like it in the area. I hope you’ll come to a Discover Sycamore Springs luncheon and learn more about it.
Swipe Out Hunger is an initiative that is being led by residents to alleviate hunger security issues in the New Holland area. As a resident you get a dining account to use in the restaurants. Some people have their account automatically replenished each month and if they are away or don’t use all the money it builds up. Swipe Out hunger allows people to contribute directly from their dining account. The contributions will be used to provide a Community Meal at CrossNet Ministries the 4th Monday of each month starting in March. Something that is really cool is that we discovered a similar program at colleges where students can contribute their meal plan dollars to provide food to local non-profits. These are wonderful initiatives supporting local communities and we’re excited about our participation.
Time and time again you tell us there is something different at Garden Spot Village. It's hard to describe but everyone feels and senses it. We've been doing studies and interviews to better understand what it is and how to explain it. We think the best way to describe it is that people experience abundant opportunities to live with purpose in community. In other words people at garden spot village are living an extraordinarily fulfilling lifestyle. It's because of things like sycamore springs and swipe out hunger.
Destination magazine comes out in March so keep an eye out for that. Our annual marathon, half marathon and kids marathon is coming up in April so if you know any runners spread the word or if you want to volunteer we would love to have you involved.
We just posted the March issue of the Garden Variety on our website where you can discover all that is going on this month.
This has been Endeavor – Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village.
I’m Scott Miller and I hope to see you around campus and as I always say . . . Life is Good!