Catch the Current Newsletter: Holiday 2014

November 26, 2014 by

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So Thankful For You!

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays at WaterWays Township. In addition to celebrating family and friends over turkey and dressing, it’s also an opportunity to let our residents know how thankful we are to have you! Our residents are the heart and soul of this community, and you make it a special place every day of the year!

Share your Thanksgiving tradition with us on the WaterWays Facebook page.

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Cheryl Pickett

Coastal Christmas

Cheryl Pickett has been making spirits bright since she was 17. That’s when she first began creating holiday décor by recycling the naturally stunning materials found just outside her home.

“I just looked around and thought ‘this would be interesting if I did this or that with it,'” said Cheryl.

From the West Coast of California to the far East Coast of Richmond Hill, where she has spent her last 11 years, Cheryl has lived all over the country, picking up the area’s native plants, shells or fossils and saving them for a rainy crafting day. The memories of the places she once called home are forever preserved in the form of mantle pieces, Christmas ornaments, wreaths or some other one-of-a-kind knickknack – keeping them alive and well long after she and her husband Wilson left to settle into the low country land of coastal Georgia.

These days, Cheryl uses her talents to create unique holiday gifts for her friends and family – and sometimes, new WaterWays residents – using Richmond Hill’s free market of goods including hydrangeas, pear tree fruit berries, magnolia leaves and the tiny blooming flower heads of agapanthus. “Making gifts for people – that’s kind of where it all started,” said Cheryl.

Most recently, Cheryl created an exclusive decorative series using items that she collected in WaterWays Township. During one Coastal Christmasof her excursions to the Ossabaw Island overlook at Redbird Creek – a “gem” for finding fascinating relics from Mother Nature – she transformed a tub of naturally stunning blue crab shells, moss, oysters, palm fronds, seeds and tree bark into an impressive array of coastal-inspired novelties in just a few hours.

Cheryl doesn’t just use her creativity during the holidays; she also works year-round with Wilson to choose the interior colors, cabinetry and floors of all of the homes that C. Pickett Enterprises builds at WaterWays.

“Every time we build a house, if it falls around the holidays, I decorate the new house with something that I’ve found like grapevine wreaths or palm fronds,” said Cheryl. “I specifically decorate for Christmas.”

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Homes for the Holidays

There’s nothing like a down-home Christmas with family and friends to help you realize it’s all about life’s simple pleasures. This year, WaterWays Township is celebrating life’s simple pleasures by hosting “Homes for the Holidays.”

On Saturday, Dec. 13, WaterWays Township welcomes the community of Richmond Hill to join us for a day of making spirits bright with games, prizes, local entertainment and a visit from old Saint Nick himself.

Homes for the Holidays guests’ first stop will be at the DreamFinders Model Home to take pictures with Santa and learn how to collect a special holiday prize. From there, guests can travel over to Ridgewood Park, where there will be local entertainment, including the Richmond Hill High School JROTC drill team, local school choirs and a porch decorating contest held by local charities. There will also be opportunities to preview a selection of new residential homes. Children are also encouraged to participate in the Elf of the Shelf scavenger hunt, where they will have an opportunity to gain an additional prize at the end of the event.

Homes for the Holidays is Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at WaterWays Township. For more information, call the WaterWays Township information center at 912-445-0299.

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