News From the Brownsville Bailiwick & Beyond - February 5,2020

The annual election for Yuba Feather Community Services Board of Directors is coming up. This nine person board works hard to make sure maintenance is kept up in the building, at the park and ball fields and the amphitheater. It keeps track of all groups that meet there, makes plans for fund raising and more. We can always use more input from the community. The election will be held on March 3 at the community center starting at 7 pm. Hope to see you there.


            Hill Top Breakfast is being held, as usual, on February 9 from 8 am until 11 downstairs at Ponderosa Community Center in Brownsville. Come join your friends and neighbors with an “all you can eat” breakfast of eggs, ham, sausage, biscuits and pancakes. This is a great volunteer group that manages our medical transport vehicle. This breakfast helps pay the insurance, maintenance and other need for the car. Come by and help out.


            It’s Leap Year! Each year is actually 365.24 days, so, every four years, all those quarters add up to almost one and we get an extra day. Leap year is known for a few things. It’s the year presidential elections are held. Ladies, if you want to be traditionally untraditional, it’s a leap year custom for women to propose to their boyfriends on Feb. 29. People born on Feb. 29 are known as leaplings or leapers. This leap year offers an extra bonus. 2020 will be the year of celebrations. Valentine’s Day will be on a Friday, so you may want to get your reservations now. Cinco De Mayo will be on Taco Tuesday. Fourth of July and Halloween will both fall on Saturdays and Christmas Day and New Year’s Day 2021 will both be on a Friday. So 2020 should be a great year!


Look Back in Time – In 1904 Mrs. Knotwell had her store and post office in Forbestown lighted up with gasoline lamps, a great improvement (if power goes out we will wish we still had them).


            Hope to see you in Brownsville soon.    Christine and Yvonne