November 2017 | Endeavor: Highlighting the Happenings at Garden Spot Village

November 1, 2017

Written by Scott Miller

Hello and Welcome to Endeavour – Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village.

It’s harvest season in Lancaster County and the fields are full of color.  Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and the road side produce stands are as busy as ever. The simpler life is something the people of this area cherish and appreciate. Around the dinner tables you’ll find delicious treats like squash, sweet potatoes and homemade pumpkin pie.

As excitement builds for the holidays there is a lot going on around campus. The train room open houses begin the last Saturday of this month, November 25th. More than 25,000 moms, dads, kids and train enthusiasts have visited over the years. Whether it’s a first time visit or you’ve been here before you’ll want to come and marvel at these amazing train displays which set the holiday spirits in motion.

Since it’s November we all know that snow is coming. I’ve got to 2 great snow stories. The first was a guy who came to see me who was livid. He moved to a 55+ community because he never wanted to shovel snow again as they promoted. While the builder still ran the HOA it was all good. When the HOA was turned over to the residents they decided snow removal was way to expensive and that everyone in the community could shovel their own snow if it was less than 6 inches. He was furious and with great distain said – “I wish I would have done my homework better  – I bought a ton of problems!” The other is a conversation I had with a guy shortly after I started here. He lived in an apartment and said, “Scott, the good Lord puts the snow on my car and I’d let the good Lord could take it off but you guys do it for me! This is the best decision I ever made.”  Many people start to seriously thing about a change after the holidays. If you’re one of them please come and see us. We’ll lay thing out honestly and you can make your own decisions.

We all know the day after Thanksgiving marks the traditional beginning of Christmas Shopping. Our Refresh boutique has some really cool gift items for all ages. If you love the shopping but don’t mind letting someone else do the wrapping we have just the thing. Bring your packages to Garden Spot Village and resident volunteers will wrap them for a donation. All the donations go directly to the benevolent fund so you get a double benefit. Your gifts get wrapped and you make a contribution to a very worthy cause. Check the Garden Variety for dates and time.

Those are just a few of the highlights. There is so much more going on. We just posted the November issue of the Garden Variety on the Garden Spot Village website where you can discover the details about everything 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.

As I always say  . . . Life is Good!

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