Over 500 people braved the 95+ degree temperature to partake in the offerings at the first event Chow Down in Brownstown – Food Truck Rally at the Greater Detroit Auto Auction in Brownstown on Wednesday, June 20th.

The Brownstown DDA along with the Michigan Mobile Food Vendor Association and the Greater Detroit Auto Auction worked together to bring this event to Brownstown.  It was well received by the hunger patrons.  One of the favorites were the burritos from El Guapo Grill

and the Travel Piggy sandwich from Ned’s TravelBurgers.  Co-owner Scott Steigerwald said, “

The event was awesome and we can’t wait to come back to Brownstown!”

The children in attendance enjoyed the face-painting by Rebecca Lowe along with the ice cream treats provided by Treat Dreams.  To further the enjoyment of the evening, music was provided by The Incredibles. 

Jeff Karpinski of the Greater Detroit Auto Auction was pleased with the turnout, too and was happy that so many customers from the Food Truck Rally visited the auction.

Sue Trussell, Brownstown Township Assistant DDA Director said, “The Food Truck Rally was a great success.  We will continue to plan events such as this to showcase our community. I am pleased that we got such a wonderful response.”

See Spot Run…and run and run and run!

The Brownstown Township Dog Park will have its Grand Opening on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 12noon. The Dog Park is located next to the Brownstown Animal Shelter at 23700 Lillian Road in Brownstown. Preceding the Grand Opening ceremony will be the Brownstown Animal Shelter’s Annual Rabies Vaccination Clinic & Pet License Renewal from 9:30am to 12noon.

“The Dog Park grew out of requests from many Township residents looking for a place to exercise and socialize their dogs. A bonus is that the visitors will also find camaraderie with other dog owners,” said Andy Linko, Brownstown Township Supervisor. “The Dog Park is an integral part of the Brownstown Township Recreation Campus.”

After the Grand Opening event on Saturday, April 28th, the dog park will be open – all are welcome to visit. Starting on April 30th, you must register with the Township to receive your pass to enter the Dog Park.

Registration will take place at the Brownstown Township Hall at the Water Department starting on April 30th. The Township Hall is located at 21313 Telegraph Road. You must complete a Dog Park Application including a copy of each dog’s current Rabies Vaccine Certificate and proof of Bordetella and DHLP-P (distemper parvo) vaccines.

An annual pass is $25 for residents and $35 for non-residents. A pass includes up to three dogs and is renewable on an annual basis. Replacement cost is $25.

For questions, please call Sue Trussell, Assistant Director of the Brownstown DDA at (734) 675-5911.