The 2nd Annual Carolina Colours Pool Party took place on Sunday, June 22nd, with a great turnout of residents, children, grandchildren and guests. The kids competed in games while the adults took their turn at horseshoes, croquet and Bocce Ball. With beer, wine, a delicious BBQ dinner and a DJ playing everyone’s favorites, a good time was had by all!
Two state of the art Har-tru tennis courts are now open for play at Carolina Colours. With its automatic watering system, maintenance is easy and the surface is great for those of us whose legs and ankles have a few years on them. Located near our swimming pool at the Pavilion (clubhouse) complex, accessibility is great.
The first of what is planned as an annual fund raiser for law enforcement, the Crime Stoppers Tournament, was held at Carolina Colours Golf Club on May 22. Blessed with perfect golf weather, the 4 man superball (scramble) event was greatly enjoyed by all players. The winners were Damon Libby, Kelly Clark, Al Drake and Mike Raferty, while the runner up team consisted of Bud Bennett, Barry Pearson, Tom Saunderson and Christian Desmarias.
112 golfers recently played in the 2nd annual Carolina Colours Kay Wilson Memorial Golf tournament for the benefit of Relay for Life and its battle against cancer. The day was ideal for golf, and Chef Katherine’s sumptuous meal, partaken by nearly 200, was befitting such an event. The after dinner raffle and silent auction, combined with the proceeds from golf and its related activities raised nearly $23,000 for the charity. Relay for Life has been adapted as the prime community wide charity for Carolina Colours, and numerous resident volunteers put in countless hours to be sure all went smoothly. In only its second year, the donation grew greatly from our initial foray into this fund raiser, and we feel that the sky is the limit in coming years.
Our winners were: 1st-Shawn Parson, Jeff Robinson, Bob Conway and Ted Frigon; 2nd-Mike Neill, Tommy Dale, Jon Davis and Jeff Womack; 3rd- John, Jim, Max and Nate Reed; 4th-Herb Martin, Jeff Davis, Jeff Lemon and Ashley Scott; and 5th-Greg Reinecke, Kim Reinecke, Steve Tyson and Scott Tyson.
Plans are already underway for the 2015 event. Thanks to all that made it such a success.
MCAS Cherry Point Air Show – May 16-18, 2014
The MCAS Cherry Point Air Show is the largest air show in the Carolinas and one of the largest military air shows in the Southeast. This year’s show will offer a Friday Night Show along with daytime performances on Saturday and Sunday. Highlights include the F-35B Strike Fighter, the Black Diamond Jet Team, a Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration, the Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Car, a host of civilian and military aerobatic demonstrations and a large fireworks display set to patriotic music. Attendance and parking for the air show are free and open to the public.
Antique Autos & Art – May 10, 2014
Join us in Historic Downtown New Bern to enjoy antique automobiles and creative art! This will be the first time Plein Aire Artists will be joining the First Capital Chapter AACA Antique Automobiles of America for a public event. This event will take place on Middle Street and Pollock Street in Downtown New Bern and is free and open to the public for viewing.
NC Symphony Concert: Strauss & Mozart – May 4, 2014
Enjoy a fine concert performance by the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra featuring two master composers of supreme musical achievement! The performance will include Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni, Mozart: Symphony No. 40, J. Strauss, Jr: Entry March from The Gypsy Baron, J. Strauss, Jr.: Overture from The Gypsy Baron, J. Strauss, Jr: Emperor Waltz and J. Strauss, Jr.: Overture to Die Fledermaus.
ARTcrawl in Downtown New Bern – May 9; June 13, 2014
ART crawl through the landmarks and showcases of art exhibits, live performances and artisan demos by a plethora of creative people in New Bern! ARTcrawl is held on the second Friday of each month. Maps of participating Downtown New Bern locations are available to pick up at the Community Artist Will located at 228 Craven Street. Maps can also be obtained via their website. The “Mother’s Day ARTcrawl” will be held on May 9 and the “Father’s Day ARTcrawl” will take place on June 13. ARTcrawl is free and open to the public.
The weekend of December 7th featured Christmas festivities enjoyed by many Carolina Colours residents. Four of our property owners kindly opened their homes for our annual homes tour. The opportunity to see 4 homes with outstanding, attractive and tasteful decorations was a treat for the dozens that toured. Then about 140 of our residents gathered for our annual Christmas party, featuring a sumptous feast prepared by Chef Katherine, one that is still being raved about today. The Encore choral group from Craven Community College sang Christmas music beautifully to highlight the evening.