Call For All Things Awesome!

With the 37th annual Townshippers’ Day only two months away, Townshippers’ Association is beginning to gather donations of new items for the popular Silent Auction! If you are a local business owner and have new enticing items or services you want to showcase to more than 4,000 visitors expected at the festival, we would love to hear from you!

This year, we’ve made it even easier than ever to support the auction. Simply visit the Silent Auction page at to register your donation. Forms can also be downloaded from the site or picked up at either of our Sherbrooke or Knowlton offices.

We are expecting thousands of English and French speakers at the festival, and by donating your amazing item or special experience to Townshippers’ Day, you are not only helping the community, but you are also reaching out to thousands of people from in and around the region!

When donating, think about what you and others may find alluring. Spa days, concert or theatre tickets, restaurant or café gift certificates, boutique gift certificates, tea or coffee sets, ski rental packages, wine tours or golf tours, and home décor are all examples of fantastic items. The possibilities are endless, so begin brainstorming! As items are received, they are featured on the and on Townshippers’ official Instagram page @townshippers, and on the Facebook page.

Items can be dropped off at Townshippers’ Association’s offices, in Sherbrooke, 257 rue Queen, or in Brome Lake, 584 Knowlton Road. Pickup may be possible. Contact organizer Mary Gunter with questions and donation-related information, at 819-566-5717 (toll-free: 1-866-566-5717), or email [email protected]

Visitors, drop by the Brome Fairground on September 17th, 2016 anytime between 9 am to 5 pm to check out some of the irresistible items waiting for your bid! This is a notable way to contribute to the community and support the festival itself. Visit for festival details.

Construction Holiday

Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke and Brome Lake will be closed to the public during the construction week holiday – July 25 – Aug 5). We will reopen on Aug 8. Enjoy the holidays!

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, catch our columns in the Brome County News, visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook, and our website Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen, 819-566-5717 (toll-free: 1-866-566-5717) or Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421 (toll-free: 1-877-242-4421).

Published: About Townshippers column, Brome County News, Tuesday, Sept 12, 2016

Photo Credit: Townshippers’ Association

Photo Caption: Visitors cast their bid at the Townshippers’ Day silent auction. Items are being accepted for the 37th edition this September 17th.