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Announcing the 4th Annual GadZukes Zucchini Festival!
Saturday, August 22, 10 am to 2 pm at the Brooktondale Community Center

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Festivities include:

Vegetable Contest—enter your home-grown zucchini. Big, small, beautiful or ugly, it will be declared a winner in its own category. Entries due by 10:30 am. For contest rules and details, please click the menu option above to visit the Farmer’s Market website.
Recipe Contest—enter your dish in Entrée, Side Dish, Dessert and Gluten-Free categories. Lots of prizes. Entries due by 10:30 am. Consider making…zucchini pizza, lasagna, soup, latkes, relish, salad, waffles, bread, cupcakes, pie (yes, pie!!), cake, juice, pâté, frittata, fritters, sorbet, granola bars, what.evvverrr. Make enough for 12 people and bring a copy of the recipe for sharing. For contest rules and details, please click the menu option above to visit the Farmer’s Market website.
$5 buffet—At noon, prepare to be re-introduced to the zucchini by sampling the contest entries. Vote on your favorites. We expect to have 50 dishes this year!
Face painting.
Balloon hats.
Live Music.
Photo Ops. Be a zucchini, or a zucchini-loving insect. Get your picture taken.
Make a giant drawing with other zucchini-lovers–to be displayed for the month of December at GreenStar Coop.
Caroline Farmers Market—pick up fresh local vegetables and products while you are there.
Donate your zucchinis. We will gladly accept your extra zucchinis as contributions to the local food pantry.

Please visit the Farmers Market page or click the Facebook link at the bottom of this page for more details!



The BCC is planning an extensive renovation of the playground! Click here for more details

With a history spanning more than six decades, the BCC is situated in the hamlet of Brooktondale, NY, near Cornell University and Ithaca College in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes region. It serves as a vibrant social center to residents of the hamlet as well as the surrounding Town of Caroline, hosting many volunteer-led social, recreational, educational, and charitable activities. The Center has two indoor facilities, each with its own kitchen and meeting rooms. In the main building, a large multi-purpose space hosts occasional town meetings as well as indoor recreational events like table tennis, Wii, and community movies. On the tree-surrounded grounds of the BCC, children enjoy a playground and large grass-covered space for outdoor concerts and athletic activities. The BCC also has a regulation-sized asphalt-covered basketball court, and a community-maintained perennial garden.

BCC Bylaws Update:

The BCC Bylaws Committee, a community group formed by Peggy Dunlop and Jeremy Richards, recently completed an updated version of the BCC Bylaws to reflect new laws governing non-profits in New York as well as a variety of other updates. The BCC Board unanimously endorsed the changes at our December 2014 Board meeting, and the new Bylaws were unanimously approved at the Corporation’s January 2015 Annual Meeting.

Click here to view our new bylaws — Thank you for your hard work, BCC Bylaws Committee!

BCC Board Update:

The BCC Board has added some new faces — Welcome Barry Adams and Kathy Moyer! The Board has also rearranged directors’ roles somewhat for 2015.

For a current listing of 2015 Board Members’ names and positions, please click here.
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