Let There Be Light

Ever since the GPOA installed the replacement fountain in the pond alongside Greenbrier Parkway, folks have been saying, “Wouldn’t it be nice if the fountain were lit up at night?”  Well, now it is!

The first weekend in November (2020), Geoffrey Smith and Terry West set off in U.S.S Stafford (Bill Stafford’s john boat).  They paddled to the fountain.  Then they pulled up all the lines that tethered the fountain to cinder blocks placed on the pond’s bed.  This was the system they used to hold the fountain in place.  They replaced the lines with stronger line to ensure that the added weight of the light kit wouldn’t cause the fountain to pull loose and replaced the cinder blocks on the pond bed. Next, they ran the electrical lines, and snaked them through the PVC piping to the electrical box on shore.  They flipped the switch, stepped back, and there it was in all its glory… a beautiful fountain lit from below. Ah-h-h, what a sight!

Geoffrey and Terry are both GPOA Board members.  The 2-1/2 hours they invested on the weekend will provide a beautiful after-dark sight for all the residents of Greenbrier and their guests for years to come.  Thank you, Geoffrey and Terry.

P.S. Geoffrey was also the one who removed the Greenbrier sign on the right-side of the Greenbrier Parkway and restored it to its former glory.  He has plans to do the one on the other side next.

lit up fountain

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August 20, 2019

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A Celebration of Art

August 20, 2019

A big Thank You to all those who made the Art and Craft Exhibit such a wonderful event on Sunday August 18: the 22 artists; Jerry Briele, Chef Denise and the staff of The Emerald; DJ Karl Allgauer; the Exhibit Committee under the leadership of Mandy Chew including Sally Kiely, Verna Kuyper, Bob and Debbie […]

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