Avon Bend Annual Community Picnic

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Real Estate Agent with Leading Edge Properties

Avon Bend is a beautiful neighborhood near Charles Town, WV nestled in a curve of the meandering Shenandoah River.  I'm partial to the place: I have lived there almost 15 years and am currently the homeowner association president. 

We had our annual community picnic on Saturday.  Couldn't have asked for better weather, and with about 100 people attending, we all got to meet new neighbors and visit with old friends.

A moonbounce, 3-Legged Races, horseshoes, a 50/50 raffle and doorprizes, not to mention all the wonderful potluck food, made this event one to remember!moonbounce

Good friend to Avon Bend and 2nd VP of the association, our Debbie W. spearheads the picnic every year.  From shopping, cleaning and planning to making sure everyone gets doorprize tickets, a big plate of food and then cleaning up after the shindig is through, she makes it all happen!  Many thanks Deb!

 

(That's her in the white top in the middle, calling out winning doorprize ticket numbers)

 

We all know how lucky we are to live in this great community.  It features 6 acres of private river-access property and a wonderful playground with a swingset, basketball half-court, horseshoe pit and bath house.

Across a small footbridge over the Bullskin Run, we have a large pavilion and firepit. Use of these areas is available to all our residents.

The association offers other events throughout the year, including an Easter Egg Hunt and outdoor movie nights in the summer.3 Legged Race 

 

All this and would you believe our homeowner association dues are a mere $30 per YEAR!?! 

Yeah, I know I'm the president of the association, but I think its money well spent!

To find out more about our community, visit:

www.avonbend.org

Maybe next year you'll be attending the community picnic as our newest resident!

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Amy Salisbury, Realtor/Owner

                                 amy@askleadingedge.com     www.askleadingedge.com

 Leading Edge Properties

130 Augustine Avenue, Unit 54, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414 

304.724.9191

Striving to provide excellent customer satisfaction in all things real estate related in the beautiful Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, just an hour west of Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD.

Serving Jefferson County: Charles Town, Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown.  Berkeley County: Martinsburg, Inwood, Bunker Hill, Falling Waters, Hedgesville, Gerrardstown.

Please feel free to email questions and comments!

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Lenn Harley
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And a good time was had by all.  What a wonderful way to meet and great neighbors.  I love communities with get togethers. 

Sep 21, 2009 09:32 AM #1
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Amy,

This looks like so much fun...  I wish we had more of this kind of thing in our communities in Southeast Oklahoma.

It is great when communities come together to have fun.

Sep 21, 2009 10:34 AM #2
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Lenn and Judi - Its a lot of work every year, but so totally worth it.  Avon Bend is a great place to live!

Sep 21, 2009 10:45 AM #3
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Hi Amy !!!!

Terrific recap of a fabulous event ! Love the presentation :o)

Cheers !

Sheldon

Sep 21, 2009 10:48 AM #4
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Brenda Kasprzyk
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Amy,

I have been involved in a lot of planning of picnics and its a lot of work, but when you see the results its all worth it.  It looks like a great place to get kids together and adults alike. everyone needs a little R and R. and for $30.00 per year !

Sep 21, 2009 10:52 AM #5
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Amy Salisbury
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FunnyBrit - Thank you sir!  BTW - love your new photo!

Brenda - You know whereof we speak...my kids grew up going to the picnic every year, and I think it gave them an appreciation of their neighborhood.  And it didn't hurt that lots of adult neighbors knew who they were and who their parents are, if you know what I mean ;-)

Sep 21, 2009 11:03 AM #6
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Hi Amy -- I have been on the board of various associations where I have lived and it's very rewarding and really helps to build a sense of community.  I love reading about these types of posts!

Sep 21, 2009 12:12 PM #7
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West Virginia is beautiful country. My family is from Wheeling and Elm Grove. I always loved driving over to see them from Maryland when I lived back East.

Sep 21, 2009 12:33 PM #8
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Amy, sounds like a great place to live...but hey...West Virginia is a great place to live.

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It looks like you had a great time and I think I would check out the community if I was moving to your area.

Sep 21, 2009 02:15 PM #11
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Amy - Avon Bend sounds like such a wonderful place to live and this annual event is a wonderful way for the community to get together. 

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Chris - Yes, rewarding indeed.  We have a great group on the board and in the neighborhood.

Christianne - I actually lived in Elm Grove while in high school at Park!  Small world, huh?!  Thanks for stopping by :)

Rebecca - People just don't know what they're missing, do they?  We love WV!

Erica - I'm trying to get serious about hyper-local...thanks!

Russ - If you need a good Realtor... ;-)

Donna - Thanks, I think so!

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Amy..just noticed your new profile photo....great!

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