BROWNSVILLE, Vt. – Even without public gatherings, there will be an Independence Day Celebration in Brownsville this year – with the participation of the whole town. The celebration will take place the full weekend from Friday, July 3 to Sunday, July 5.
The Brownsville Independence Day Celebrations volunteers and the West Windsor Volunteer Fire Department will decorate the center of town. It is hoped that the red, white, and blue will be celebrated on every road in West Windsor, from the shortest dirt road to the length of Route 44 and the Brownsville-Hartland Road. Suggestions include posters, banners and streamers of all kinds and American Flags on mailboxes, barns, fences, homes, and businesses.
Prizes will be awarded to the folks who discover the greatest number of locations that are decorated. There will be maps of West Windsor available to download or pick up. Everyone is invited to take the weekend to explore the roads and byways of Brownsville in cars, on bikes or horses, or on foot and to mark the locations on the maps of all the places they’ve found decorated. Five $25 gift card prizes will go to the families or individuals who’ve found and marked the highest number of locations on their maps.
Participants are encouraged to put a star by their favorite location. The location with the most stars will receive their own gift card and bragging rights.
Maps can be dropped off Monday, July 6 by 6 p.m. in the collection boxes located at the Mary Blood Library, the Brownsville Butcher & Pantry, or at the front door of the West Windsor Town Hall. Participants can also email a photo of their map to BrownsvilleIDC@gmail.com or message the photo to Karen Diop at 802-595-9573.
Visit the Brownsville IDC Facebook page for details at www.facebook.com/IndependenceDayBrownsville.