Foxes on the Fence raises nearly $24K

— The Middleburg Arts Council and Middleburg Garden Club raised nearly $24,000 this year during the Foxes on the Fence auction this spring, Middleburg Business and Professional Association President Punkin Lee said Tuesday.

“Pretty amazing for those foxes and the few hounds,” she said.

The money raised by the auction will go toward town beautification projects, including $5,000 toward a new bronze fox sculpture for the town. The announcement came as part of the association’s monthly Biz Buzz networking event, held June 11 at Goodstone Inn & Restaurant.

The meeting also highlighted some new businesses scheduled to open soon in town, including Greenheart Juice, a psychologist and Old Ox Brewery, which is set to open by the end of this month. Middleburg will also be hosting a new event this fall, with more details to be released soon, said Jamie Gaucher, the town’s business and economic development director.

The Middleburg Business and Professional Association will hold its next Biz Buzz July 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Buchanan Hall.

Other upcoming events of note include: