With more houses being lit up and decorated than ever, the Greenbrier elves had the hardest time to date making their decisions; however they finally made it official and declared the winners of this year’s Holiday Lights contest. They are: Best Overall: 1724 Bahama Road, the Esposito residence’s take on a Winter Wonderland; Most Whimsical, 2116 Antigua, the Buckman residence’s festive presentation of lights, and Best Entryway, 3512 Trinidad, the Hamm’s residence with its elegant door.
Further, the elves gave a shoutout to the beautiful trees on Bahama; the Vettraino’s manger scene at 3637 Antilles Drive; and the lights at 3601 Montego Court, the Simone residence.
All GRI Member award winners will receive a $50 gift certificate to their favorite Hamburg restaurant. So tour the neighborhood and look for the signs in the winners’ yards. See if you agree with the Elves decisions and remember, next year could be the year for you to have a coveted winner sign in your front yard.
Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year to all from the Greenbrier Residents Board.!
This year will be remembered by many as unforgettable for a lot of wrong reasons. The good news is the holiday season is upon us and all our neighbors are invited to get festive! Again this year, the Greenbrier Residents Board is sponsoring its Holiday Lights Contest, magically conducted by GB Elves. Judging of the Holiday Lights and decor will take place in 3 categories: Best Overall, Best Entry way, Most Whimsical. Make sure your lights stay on until 10.30om on December 20th at which time our prowling elves will decide winners. GRI members will receive $50 gift certificates for their favorite Hamburg Restaurant.
Winners of last year’s (2019) contest were:
2358 Walnut Grove Lane (Crowes) Best Overall; 2723 Martinique ( Cummins) Most Whimsical; and 2149 Antigua (Street) Best Entryway
Also last year, our elves gave further shoutouts to the Otto residence at 3793 Jamaica Ct. , the colorful tree at the corner of the Wirth/Warrop property at Bahama and Tobago, and the large tree on the fence line behind the Freeman residence at 2267 Bahama.
Good luck to all for making GB a very festive – not to mention – well lit- neighborhood!
GRI Members! Due to Covid-19, the approval of next year’s budget and election of GRI Officers will not be held at an in-person Business meeting. A ballot will be taped to every home in Greenbrier; however:
1) one must be a property owner for your vote to be recorded, only one vote per household
2) only a GRI member in good standing ($100 annual dues paid) for vote to be recorded
3) offer “yes” or write-in a candidate for your voting choice
4) fill in your name and address and sign
A ballot box will be placed at 2018 Bahama Road (The Urschels) from 9am to dark on Oct. 25 & 26 for your ballot to be dropped off.
According to our Bylaws, the response of one tenth (1/10) of GRI members in person or by proxy is necessary for action. All current Board Members are up for re-election; a space is provided for write-in candidates.
Approval is also required to pass next year’s budget. Details of this budget are on page 2 of this ballot! Treasurer John Schmidt is glad to answer any questions about the proposed budget: 299-5656
“Our normal Halloween traditions will change this year due to COVID-19,” said Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton. “Although we may not have some of our annual events, or be able to dig into a shared bowl of candy, we can still enjoy the holiday and trick-or-treat. We want our children and community to have fun, but be safe. You can collect pre-wrapped treats while in your favorite costume, but make sure to continue to maintain safe social distance, wear a protective face mask and keep gatherings to 10 or fewer people.”
The in-person October Business meetings have been CANCELLED due to corona virus concerns. Details about how the Board will conduct business which must be handled at the fall meeting will be forthcoming.
The fall garage sale scheduled for September 26th under the auspices of the Greenbrier Residents Association, Inc. has also been CANCELLED due to concerns over spreading the corona virus.
Individual homeowners who wish to hold a private garage sale on their property should carefully weigh how to practice social distancing and masking when dealing with the public.
Meet at the cul-de-sac on Antigua at 3.30pm with decorated bikes, carts and scooters. Prizes and awards will be given out at the conclusion of the parade. The parade will begin at 4:00pm and will proceed up Antilles and around Bahama ending at the Club parking lot. All are encouraged to participate. For those who cannot participate, come out and enjoy this great neighborhood tradition.
The parade will be modified due to the Cov-19 Pandemic. The state of KY guidelines will be utilized. All adult participants acknowledge this at their own risk to exposure. All adult participants allowing minor children to participate are responsible for their adhering to all recommended guidelines. Failure to do so may result in expulsion. Please review the KY guidelines below for groups with particular emphasis to masks being worn and 6ft social distancing adhered.