Hometown News

Hometown HalloweenFest

Broadway businesses will be offering treats for the community on Thursday, October 26th! Fun, games and prizes abound! Bring your children/family in their best costumes for the Hometown Costume Contest, which begins promptly at 6pm.

Food vendors on site! Feed your family dinner while you treat for candy!!!
(Food Vendors Register HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/N3XER5cd5elCfZ8k1 )

We need volunteers!!!! Decorators needed at 8am at the Broadway Town Office. Volunteers needed to run the games and judge the costume contest. Call Chad Comer at Blue Ribbon Nursery, 540-896-6358 or register here: https://goo.gl/forms/IHEtdWHY60n6kUwF2

This is a town-sponsoredd event and is not the same as traditional residential trick-or-treating. The Town of Broadway does not determine, enforce or coordinate a Trick-or-Treat time. If you have questions about when people will be Trick-or-Treating in your neighborhood, please talk to your neighbors. Each neighborhood or residence decides when (or if at all) to pass out candy for Halloween Trick-or-Treaters. If you do not wish to participate, leave your porch light off. If you are seeking candy, do not approach a house without a porch light on!

Halloween Safety:

Always keep in mind a few safety tips when trick‐or‐treating this Halloween:

Before trick‐or‐treating:

  • Plan your route ahead of time: Trick-or-Treat in familiar neighborhoods.
  • Make certain costumes do not inhibit vision and will not cause tripping or falling.
  • Teach children to never enter a person’s home or vehicle.
  • Pick a place to meet in case you get separated and write down emergency contacts.

While trick‐or‐treating:

  • Trick‐or‐treat earlier in the evening to finish before it gets too dark.
  • All Halloween Trick-or-Treaters should have a flashlight or a device that helps motorists be able to see you while walking through neighborhoods on dark roads.
  • Children should never trick‐or‐treat alone and always be accompanied by an adult.
  • Only approach homes that are familiar and well‐lit both inside and out.
  • Walk with your head up and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay on the sidewalks and out of the streets. Cross only at intersections and designated crosswalks.
  • Respect other people and their property.
  • Motorists should be alert and watch out for pedestrians near the roadway.
  • Report any suspicious individual or criminal activity to an adult or the police.

After trick‐or‐treating:

  • Adults should examine children’s candy before they consume it.

We hope you have a safe and sweet Halloween!

Autumn Days Craft Festival Vendors

This list will be updated as vendors register.

A Child’s World
Beautiful Baskets
Christie L Osborne, artist
Custom Vinyl Designs
Denny Fulmer Art
Forgotten Creek Candles
Itumiray
JADesigns
Jessie’s Fund
Just Flags
Grizzly Cooler Shenandoah Valley
Snap Happy
Hendersons Port Rinds
Honey and Lace-Fran Carey
Lucky Duck Kettle Corn and Old Fashioned Soda Wagon
Mary Kay Cosmetics – Mary Wilson
Newland Concessions
One of a Kind Treasures
Paintings and “Digital Caricatures with Sherrie”
Papparzzi- Michelle Bly and Andy Yordy
Party Time Mixes & Usborne Books-Lisa Cave
Primitive Painter’s
Rustic Rough Cuts
Tasteful Delights
Thelma Lohr silk arrangements
Wittig Woods
Lily McMichael
Jeanne Reedy

Broadway Brings the LOVE to Heritage Park

The Broadway Hometown Partnership will unveil its own LOVE artwork in Heritage Park, Broadway, VA on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 as part of a state and local partnership to promote tourism. The artwork, which is more than 30 feet long and at least 7 feet high, is part of the Virginia is for Lovers campaign and designed to promote family-friendly vacation experiences in Virginia.  

“We are extremely proud to have partnered with local businesses to create our own LOVE artwork in our community.” says CeCe Dodd, Executive Director of the Broadway Hometown Partnership. “The BHP received a Virginia Tourism Grant to cover part of the cost. The Lions Club of Broadway has donated funds toward the project, and Lantz Construction took the lead to bring our design concept to life. The project was completed with donations, material and fabrication work from our partners Broadway Metal Works, Martin’s Native Lumber, Agri of Virginia, Superior Concrete, Alger’s Excavation, A&D Applicators and Marlin Fulk.”

“We will officially unveil and dedicate the LOVE artwork during the fifth annual Red, White and Brew Festival in the park this Saturday. While there is a fee to attend the festival, there is no fee to see the artwork on its own outside of the festival. We love our hometown, and the community pride that comes with it. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to be a part of this iconic connection with Virginia.”

The festival highlights local musicians, food and beverage vendors, and emphasizes hometown family fun. There will be yard games, music from the EZGo Band and the Hackens Boys, and “Paint Under the Pavilion” with Promise Cook.

Visitors are encouraged to take a picture in front of the artwork and share it on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VirginiaisforLovers or on Instagram and Twitter, using the special hashtags #LOVEVA and #BroadwayLOVE

Our iconic Virginia is for Lovers brand is about love – pure and simple, and has been for more than 45 years,” said Rita McClenny, president and CEO of the Virginia Tourism Corporation. “We are excited to share the LOVE at locations throughout the Commonwealth where so many people can enjoy being a part of it. It reminds us that Virginia is an ideal destination for families looking to completely connect on a Virginia vacation.”

For more information about the festival, visit www.BroadwayHometownPartnership.org/about/hometown-events-2

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Vendor Registration

Volunteer Registration

2016 Annual Report

The 2016 Annual Report was presented to Broadway’s Town Council last week.

Highlights include the new branding, marketing strategy, and goals for 2017 – including our very own permanent LOVE sculpture!

At the Annual meeting in January we voted in a new Vice President, Treasurer, and a couple of new Board Members:

2017 Directors and Officers:

  • CeCe Dodd, Executive Director; Broadway Farmers Market
  • Chris Weaver, President; Lantz Construction
  • D.D. Hulvey-Sellers, Vice-President
  • Peggy Grandle, Secretary
  • Eddie Long, Treasurer
  • Kyle O’Brien, Town Manager
  • Fred Olsen, Town Council
  • Mary Post, Carpet Tech
  • Chad Comer, Blue Ribbon Nursery
  • Christa Gitchell, Gitchell’s Photography
  • Paul Arnold, VTO Saddlery
  • Cari Orebaugh, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce
  • Bob Harris, Bob Harris DDS

Click BHP2016AnnualReport to view the PDF.

The Great Broadway Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 8th, 11am

Those of you who attended last year’s Easter Egg Hunt at the Broadway Community Center will agree that we have outgrown the space and needed to find another option for this year’s event. John C. Myers Elementary to the rescue! Mrs. Roadcap and the PTA have generously agreed not only to allow us use of the school, but to help put the event together and run it with us. As requested by parents last year, the craft stations will be more spread out (inside the school cafeteria), the age group egg hunt locations more defined (0-3 soccer field 1, 4-6 soccer field 2, 7 and up on the playground) and there will be more adult supervision of the egg hunts to ensure each child gathers a fair amount of eggs for their baskets.

If you would like to be one of these awesome volunteers, please email bhp@broadwayhometownpartnership.org or fill out the linked volunteer form HERE.

We hope you join us this year for what is guaranteed to be the biggest, greatest Easter Egg hunt we’ve had!

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2017 Event Dates are set!

2017 Broadway Event Dates:

January 17th Annual Meeting and board elections – Town Office

April 8th Great Easter Egg Hunt – John C Myers Elementary School

May 20th Gary E. Post Memorial Kids Fishing Day – Heritage Park

June 24th BHS Family Fireworks and Fun Day – Broadway High School

July 8th Red, White and Brew Music, Beer and Wine Festival – Heritage Park

September 9th Autumn Days Craft Festival – Main Street

October 21st Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival and Car Show – Main Street

October 26th Hometown HalloweenFest – Main Street

November 29th Hometown Holiday Event – Heritage Park

TBD Broadway Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Parade – Main Street

*all dates are tentative and subject to change. Holiday events are co-hosted by the Town of Broadway and the Broadway Hometown Partnership. Fall Festival in October run by the Rockingham-Harrisonburg Chamber of Commerce.

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Annual Meeting and Election

The Annual Meeting of the Broadway Hometown Partnership will be held this Wednesday, January 18th, at 7pm in the Broadway Town Council Chambers.

Anyone interested in joining the board or a committee is encouraged to attend! We have two open director spots and are always looking for non-board committee members.

Be a part of your hometown community and help us!

The objectives of the BHP are to:

• Make the town more attractive with beautification efforts; direct attention to all the physical elements on Main Street: public and private buildings, storefronts, signs, public spaces, parking, street furniture, public art, landscaping, window displays and promo>onal materials. An engaging atmosphere, created through attention to these visual elements, conveys a positive message about the community and what it has to offer.

• Promote community events to increase retail traffic, create memories for residents, and create a positive image to renew community pride.

• Create an environment conducive to business success and economic revitalization. Evaluate how to retain and expand successful businesses to provide a balanced commercial mix, and attract new businesses that can be supported by the market. Build a commercial district that responds to the needs of today’s consumers while maintaining the community’s historic character.

• BHP Directors provide insight, suggestion, opinion, support and volunteer time to help achieve these objectives. Through volunteer collaboration with partners representing a broad cross section of the community, we can incorporate a wide range of perspectives into our efforts.

The full member handbook can be viewed HERE

Foiled again…by the weather

Sorry everyone, this Hometown Holiday event tomorrow has been cancelled due to rain expected tomorrow, and rain/sleet on our tentative rain date!! We will light up the park but there will not be an event or photos with Santa. We hope that once the rain stops you will check out the amazing decorations in the park!

We hope to see you at the Broadway Volunteer Fire Department’s parade on Sunday 12/11 at 2pm. Free cookies and photos with Santa in the Fire Station after the parade!!

2016 Hometown Holiday Events

We have two more events scheduled for this year that will be hosted by the Town of Broadway and the Broadway Hometown Partnership; plus others events in Broadway that you may be interested in:

Main Street Trick-Or-Treat!*

Broadway businesses will be handing out candy on Thursday, October 27th from 4pm-7pm. Bring the whole family and enjoy our Hometown Main Street Halloweenfest in the J. Frank Hilyard Park next to the Town Office. As always, there will be a cupcake walk, costume judging, and frighteningly good games for kids of all ages!

(This event is consistently held on the Thursday before Halloween, as some main street businesses are not open on weekends, and we don’t want to interfere with Friday night Football at BHS!)

Halloween itself is on Monday, October 31st. We get questions each year about when the residential areas will honor trick-or-treaters. This is up to each neighborhood! Most will do it on Halloween night.

John C Myers PTA Holiday Market

The John C. Myers School PTA and the Broadway Farmer’s Market Holiday Market will be on Saturday, November 12th from 9am-2pm inside the gym and cafeteria at the Elementary School.

Hometown Holiday – Lights in the Park*

The annual tradition of lighting the tree will be held on Wednesday November 30th (traditionally it is held the Wednesday after Thanksgiving). We have invited Santa and Mrs. Claus to visit with us and enjoy caroling and music from Broadway School bands, hot cocoa and cookies, and family photos with Santa.

This year we will again try to have the event at HERITAGE PARK, weather permitting. Rain/Snow location will be in the Broadway Community Center.

Annual Fireman’s Parade

The Broadway Fire Department will be hosting it’s annual Fireman’s Parade at 2pm on Sunday, December 11th. The parade will run from J. Frank Hillyard Middle School to the Broadway Volunteer Fire Department, where Santa will be taking photos with the kids!


If you would like to volunteer to help with these events, please contact us! info@broadwayhometownpartnership.org

If you are hosting, or know of a community event in Broadway, please email info@broadwayhometownpartnership.org to be considered for inclusion in on our website. You can also invite us to the event on Facebook: @BroadwayHometownPartnership

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*Organized and hosted by the Town of Broadway in collaboration and partnership with the Broadway Hometown Partnership and local businesses.