Brownsburg Update

Brownsburg Update: Sep. 15, 2021

Brownsburg Gardeners Reports

Jim Zimmerman reports that as of September 2, the Brownsburg Gardeners had donated more than half a ton of fruits and vegetables this year!!!  The produce came from 19 different gardens and totaled 1,066 pounds.  In addition, 131 pounds of health/hygiene/ household items have been contributed.  Thank you to all who have participated for your support of the Rockbridge Area Relief Association’s Food Pantry.  You still have a few more weeks to make donations.  Just leave your produce on the Moore’s front porch (2664 Brownsburg Turnpike) each Thursday before noon, and Jim will deliver to the Food Pantry.  Butternut squash and pumpkins are the “heavyweights” of the produce season and will add to the total!

Get Your Calendar Orders In!

The last day to order your 2022 Brownsburg Calendars is Monday, October 18 BUT the last day for “early bird” orders is today, September 15.  Early birds get a chance to win! Orders received by September 15, 2021 (today) are entered into a drawing for one of three custom made holiday wreaths crafted by the Green Hills Garden club.  To meet the deadline for early bird orders, you can enter on line, or drop off your order and payment at the Brownsburg, Fairfield, Raphine, or Rockbridge Baths Post Office today.  Calendar sales raise money to pay operating expenses for our all-volunteer Museum.  The 2022 photographs can be seen on the BCA website here.

Run of the Mill / Free Hot Dogs!

Our community run is less than two weeks away!  The 5K point-to-point Run of the Mill will take place on Saturday, September 25 at 10 am. BCA race organizers report that more and more runners are signing up each day.  Additionally, there are a lot of sponsors committed to making this a fun day.  There is still time to pre-register for the race; the Brownsburg website has more information about the Run of the Mill here.   There will be race-day registration, but you’ll miss out on the official Run of the Mill T-shirt (and other good stuff) if you procrastinate.  In addition to the 5K Run of the Mill which takes place between 10-11:30 am, there will be free hot dogs for runners, volunteers, spectators, cheering crowds, family members and the community at large afterwards. The Finish, Awards and Hot Dog Day will all take place at Wade’s Mill.  If you’re not a runner, but would like to be part of the event, check with John Siegfried ( to see if there is still a need for volunteers.

Brownsburg Ruritan Chicken

It’s hard to be in two places at once, so you’re going to have to strategize to capitalize on all the good food available on Saturday, September 25.  The Brownsburg Ruritans will be cooking chicken at the horse show grounds in Bustleburg that day.  Chicken will be available starting about 11:00 am.  A good plan might be to stop by Bustleburg on your way to the BCA Hot Dog Day at Wade’s Mill.  Or, you could grab a hot dog for lunch, then head over to Bustleburg to buy chicken for dinner.  Just remember that it sells out pretty quickly!  Follow the signs to Bustleburg.

Do You Ever Wonder…

Do you ever wonder who keeps the Museum looking so good?  It takes a village!  Thank you, Stephanie and Pete Louquet for planting and maintaining the foundation plantings around the north side of the Museum.  Thank you, Nancy Hahn for watering the planter of geraniums in front of the porch.  And thank you, Kenny Porterfield, for keeping the grass mowed.

Brownsburg Update: August 25, 2021

Brownsburg Update: August 25, 2021

The Brownsburg Community Association Board of Directors hopes that you’re all planning to come to the picnic on Sunday, and has provided the following additional information:

 “Don’t forget about the Brownsburg Picnic from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. this Sunday (August 29).  The picnic this year is at the Wade’s Mill Pavilion and we’re hoping all of our Brownsburg neighbors can attend.  With the increase in Covid activity, the Board met last week to discuss this event and we all agreed that since it’s an outdoor event we could still proceed.  We did discuss different protocols since we will be serving food and these include:Board Members will act as servers for the entrees to all attendees.

  • We’ll start serving just before 6:00 p.m. and the line spacing (between “pods”) will be 6 feet apart. 
  • There will be a hand wash station and masks available for all to use at the start of the line.  
  • There will be plenty of space to spread out both under cover and in the picnic area.  We’ll have table space for 100+ people but bringing a lawn chair would act as a good back up plan.

There is a schedule of events during the evening that will include announcement of auction item winners, Brownsburg Calendar reveal, welcome to new Brownsburg Community neighbors, and sign up as well as some activities for children.  The weather is looking favorable so we look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday evening.

The BCA Board (John Siegfried, Vern Lochausen, Julie Fox, Karen Parker, Marguerite Guilford, Bruce Patterson, Jenn Sasser, Chris Beard, Leah Beard)” 

3rd Annual Run of the Mill

The BCA Board also continues to plan for the 3rd Annual Run of the Mill on Saturday, September 25, 2021. The Run of the Mill 5K is a point-to-point road race, jog or walk from historic Brownsburg to historic Wade’s Mill.  

The course begins in beautiful downtown Brownsburg and runs over slightly hilly tarmac terrain.  The route bisects beautiful farmland, crosses several creeks and provides entertainment for all the cheering local cows, sheep and residents.  The race finishes at Wade’s Mill where a shuttle bus will deliver people back to Brownsburg after the ceremony.  It’s a fun day for all and proceeds contribute to the Brownsburg Community Association’s support for student scholarships, first responders and other community projects.  Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. in Brownsburg. The Race starts at 10 a.m.  All ages, abilities and canine companions on leash are welcome!  Age groups: <10 | 10-15 | 16-20 | 21-30 | 31-40 | 41-50 | 51-60 | 61-70 | 71+

The top three female and male finishers receive prizes. All finishers receive medals!  There will be awards and activities at the Finish Line.

The registration fee is $20, and you can pre-register for the Run of the Mill here. Alternatively, you can also send a check to the BCA at P.O. Box 82, Brownsburg, VA  24415.  Pre-Registration includes a “Run of the Mill” t-shirt, swag bag and other goodies. 

The BCA is also looking for volunteers to help with the race.  If you’d like to volunteer, find a member of the Board at the Picnic and let them know!