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