The Burnsville Family Center originally began in 1992 by John & Rosa Brewer. Mr.Brewer's heart desire was to have a place for people to gather and get to know their neighbors in the Burnsville Community.

Those of you that remember the humble beginning of this adventure can tell many stories about what they have experienced. Many people far and near have had a hand in restoring the building to where it is now. At one time the place was an eyesore, but it has since been changed into a place of pleasantness in the Burnsville community. We hope that you will one day come and visit this great place in rural Anson County.

The Name Change 

The name changed to the Burnsville Recreation & Learning Center during the 1990's as the children's program started during the summer months and after school. The children's program was needed because the children within the Burnsville Community near Polkton, N.C. at that time they would have to travel about 20 miles to engage int after school activities.


This Charity has been awarded and received numerous recognition for the impact it has made throughout Anson County in North Carolina. Volunteers were awarded 3 different times by the state of North Carolina Volunteer Governors award committee, along with:

  • The Trail Blazer award and others from the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina-Kids Cafe Program.

  • Awards from the Anson County Arts Council.

  • Ansonians Committed to Change-Certificate of Meritorious Service award.

  • Cultural Awareness Award.

  • Certificate of Appereciation Award.

  • Summer Food Service Program Award.

  • Leadership Anson-Dunlap Award.

Burnsville Recreation & Learning Center Inc. received its Non-Profit 501C-3 Public Charity Status from in International Revenue Service Department of Treasury in 1999.

BR&LC Annual Events

  • Martin L. King Jr. Celebration: January

  • Golden Sweethearts Event: March 

  • Community Easter Egg Hunt: Friday before Easter Holiday.

  • Summer Fun Day Camp: June&July

  • God Glories Bike Ride: 4th Saturday in September

  • Sara&Joe Chicken Dumpling Fun Raiser: 2nd Saturday in October

  • Thanksgiving Basket Celebration-November

BR&LC Programs

  • Emergency Food Program

  • After School Care

  • Community Programs

  • Adult Continue Education

  • Adult Computer Classes



  • Job Link

  • Fax Service Small fee

  • Copy Service Small fee

  • Computer use for a small fee

  • BRLC Rental-All Purpose Room-Large or Small Party