News From the Brownsville Bailiwick & Beyond


            The new location for our Farmer's Market by the amphitheater on Ponderosa Way seems to be working out well. Parking is a bit of a challenge at times, but the trees and grass around the amphitheater are great. The extra activities are a draw, too. The Kids' Spot has a variety of activities set up from 9 until 11:30 so parents can shop, visit or sit and watch. There is a food booth with several choices of dishes. Then after lunch there is a special “Happening”: 1st Saturday of the month is music, 2nd Saturday will be a kid's activity, 3rd Saturday will be sports, and 4th Saturday will center on a food. So far the vendors have been happy with the market. Both produce and crafts are available as well as spots for local non-profits, as in bake sales. So come check it out some Saturday.

            This coming weekend is Memorial Day weekend, with Memorial Day holiday falling on Monday the 27th. On Saturday, Books and More will be set up to serve hot dog lunches. Space is also available to set up for the peddler’s fair. Space is free and all you need to do is bring down your goods to sell. Spaces are available at both Books and More and also Brownsville Mercantile. All funds from the sale of hot dog lunches will go towards helping Books and More pay their rent. Books and More is a jewel in Yuba County as it is the only bookstore in the county. Come on out and help support this great community gathering spot located on Willow Glen Rd. in Brownsville.

            Wow, just when you think the summer weather has begun to settle in, blammo, we get a week of rain. Now, I’m not complaining mind you, I loved every minute of it, but it reminds us that Spring weather is volatile. It keeps the forest wet for a little longer and I’m just not ready to pull my shorts out of storage yet. How about you?

            Look Back in Time – In 1914 Leslie Gordon passed through Rackerby with a load of freight for his store in Brownsville (we will sure be glad when our local store gets re-built).

            Hope to see you in Brownsville soon. Christine and Yvonne

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