Pancake Breakfast and Other News

February 26 ~ Thursday, 2 – 4 pm Open House  at the Middlebrook General Store hosted by the Valley Conservation Council. FRESH COOKIES, COFFEE, TEA.  Please come by!

FAX MACHINE now at the Library. $1.00 per page.

Coming Events in March

March 7 – Middlebrook Ruritans’ pancake breakfast fundraiser for local students & friends (Matt Koogler, Jared Davis and Doug Stevenson) who need our support: 8am – 10:30 am.  The cost is a “free-will donation.”   The delicious pancakes and welcoming friendliness will MAKE YOUR DAY… THEN GO OVER TO THE…


Coming in May (yes, May!)

May 16:  Ruritans’ Yard Sale in conjunction with the MVFD’s parade & chicken supper  — For info on renting space ($10 PER 10 x 10 SPACE) contact Kathy Feher. Email: feherhaven98@gmail or call (540) 885-008

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Buchanans to Manage the General Store

WARM welcomes at the …

MGS MANAGER:  EAnne Willard
(last week as Manager . . . come in to say “thank you”)

BIG NEWS in the MGS!
Amanda & Jeff Buchanan assume Managership of the Middlebrook General Store as of March 1
T o provide the community with good food, essential grocery items and farm supplies. To ontinue to serve breakfast and lunch as well as providing a family friendly atmosphere.
The  MGS will now be selling Buchanan Livestock Supplies which includes: cattle mineral, horse feed, pine shavings, pet food and farm necessities.  They will be open to all suggestions and will have a grocery list at the register. If they don’t have what you need , let  them know and  they will do  their best to get it for you next time you visit.
Effective March 2, 2015 the store will be open Monday- Saturday, 7am – 7pm
The Buchanans ask for  the support of the community to keep these extended hours …   please have your morning coffee  with them or stop by on your way home from work and order a pizza!
Saturday , March 7th , all day. Please come by and check out the new items : p lenty of food, free samples and great door prizes !
Jeff was born and raised in Middlebrook and has been farming since childhood. Jeff specializes in A ngus breeding along with custom farming. He currently farms the family farm in Middlebrook. Jeff graduated from Virginia Tech where he obtained his degree in Agricultural Technology.
Amanda grew up in Rockbridge County and has had a love for animals , especially horses , since childhood. Amanda graduated from Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre where she majored in Equine studies. Since graduation she has managed horse show barns and specialized in training young horses. Amanda currently works at Blue Ridge Equine Clinic as a veterinarian assistant.
The Buchanans welcome you to the MGS .

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2015 Horse Show Class Lists Available Here NOW

You may view, download, and print the 2015 Middlebrook Horse Show class list and pre-entry forms from the Horse Show page. On that page, scroll down to right after the slide shows.

This year the first Saturday in August falls on August 1. Mark your calendar for this great annual event – the 58th annual Middlebrook Horse Show

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Middlebrook Community Flea Market May 16

On the ball field on Cherry Grove Road May 16th 8 am to 1 pm.

Vendors $10 fee per vehicle. Vendor setup at 7 am.

Come one; come all. A community event. Our second event. Sponsored by the Middlebrook Ruritan Club.

Also come to famous Middlebrook Volunteer Fire Department BBQ chicken supper and parade that evening.

Questions: call Kathy at 540-8885-0088

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Slide Show to Music of 2013 Horse Show`

Judy Robichaux, the photographer for the show, did a very pleasant slide show of the 3013 Horse Show. There are excellent pictures of the hunt portion in the morning. Gives you a really good taste of how the show goes.

Go to the Horse Show page here to see this show and more – especially the list of classes for 2014 that you can print and keep.

Don’t forget to come to the next show on August 2, 2014.

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FREE TAX SEMINAR February 11th

sponsored by
the Middlebrook Ruritan Club & Redeemer Lutheran Church

February 11
7:00 pm
Middlebrook Community Center

Want to learn what you need to know to do your 2013 taxes?
An H & R Block representative will speak and answer your questions.
Meet your neighbors, enjoy refreshments and learn!

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The Class List for the 2014 Horse Show is now available!

Already the Middlebrook Ruritan Horse Show Committee has begun preparations for the next show on August 2, 2014.

Even though as of this post (January 24th) there is snow on the ground and the temperature outside currently reads 18 dgrees fahrenheit, your committee wanted to get the word out so all of our faithful riders could at least imagine riding inn the show.

To see the Class List click on the Horse Show page, then scroll down to click on the 2014 Horse Show Class List. You may view or print it as you wish.

And while you are doing this, you might just want to view the video and slide shows of previous horse show.

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