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Boyertown, Pa 19512

Welcome to Building a Better Boyertown

Building a Better Boyertown (BBB) is a non-profit organization formed in 2002. Boyertown, PA is a Main Street Community, received funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and private donors to focus on downtown revitalization.

BBB staff and volunteers develop and accomplish tasks that maintain Boyertown’s historical heritage, promote downtown Boyertown and attract people to the community. They concentrate on business recruitment and retention and on providing technical assistance and grant opportunities for property and business owners in the Main Street District to make facade improvements enhancing the town's Victorian architecture.

Overall, Boyertown's approach to revitalization is comprehensive in nature. We are always looking for fresh faces and ideas to help us achieve our goals. Come join us, and the fun!

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The exhibit “O’Suzannah!” will be up through April 16 followed by the annual membership renewal and exhibit of art responding to the environment entitled “World.” “World” opens April 21, 2017, from 5-8 p.m. and runs for almost two full months until June 4, 2017. I’ll attach the Call to Artists and postcard. Please share with your networks.

Deb Hamburger’s workshop “The Art of Your Finances” is scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2017, and will run IF folks pre-register with Deb. RSVP to Deb Hamburger 610-217-8982

Pamela Hodges’ writing workshop will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. This month’s topic  is How To Write a First Draft, featuring bird by bird by Anne Lamott. Tip: Use the active voice.

Bob Wood continues his history talks. His talks in March drew standing room only crowds so he must adjust the seating arrangement in anticipation of such overwhelming interest. April 9: “When the Army was Here, September 1777.” General Washington and the American Army camped here for a few days during one of the bleakest times of the Revolutionary War, September 20-24 of 1777.  April 30: “They were here for 10,000 Years.” Discussion centers on Native American habitation of the area. Bob continues to attract 8-12 folks who share information and learn from Bob’s mount of wisdom re: local history and culture.

PAAG’s Art Painting Socials continue: April 23, May 20, June 25, Sept 23, Oct 22, November 25.

Jean Esther’s Wednesday and Thursday Drawing and Painting classes continue for children and teens: Both days’ classes: 4:30-6:15 and 6:30-8:15. His students do some great work which he features on mini-videos available on Studio B’s Facebook page.

Angela Izzo continues a watercoloring class on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. Yoga with Jill Prout, guitar lessons with Corey Klaus, and Melissa Strawser’s Young Printmakers’ Workshops run by appointment and attract a few participants.

Fourth Friday Art Walks (5-8 p.m.) begin this month coordinated by the Boyertown Merchants Committee as a way to bring more folks to Boyertown for another Friday evening. Additional volunteers to assist on these Friday evenings would be welcome. The first is April 28, 2017. Sue Biebuyck is inviting registrants for a painting party. Reduced price for this premiere party. Let her know if you’d like to register: suebie@ptd.net

The Boyertown Community Library will be holding a fundraising evening at Boyertown Rita’s on April 13th from 6-9pm. Money raised will benefit the new Library Building. We would be most grateful if you would consider adding this event to your community calendar.

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Booking Window: March 27-July 14, 2017, Travel Window: May 28-Aug. 31, 2017


Giving Local Girls the Cinderella Experience
[Boyertown, Pa- March 30, 2017] – Boyertown Junior Woman’s Club recently held their Once Upon a Prom event at Miracles in Motion in Gilbertsville. Once Upon a Prom is about helping girls have a memorable prom experience. The idea behind it is that once you’ve had your “once upon a time” moment, you can give another hers. The event, which is in its fourth year, saw over fifty young ladies browse the collection of gently used or new dresses. There were many dresses to pick from with over 500 dresses available. Most of the girls left with a dress and perhaps shoes, a purse, and even jewelry to complete the outfit.
“The dress is such a crucial part of going to prom and unfortunately, it can be a financial burden for some. We were thrilled with seeing over 50 young ladies attend Once Upon a Prom this year. For the volunteers, the highlight of the event is seeing the girl’s excited faces as they walked out in their selected prom dress. It really is a special moment,” said Anita Zuber, president of BJWC.
The event was once again deemed a success by members of Boyertown Junior Woman’s Club.  The number attending the event continues to grow annually. BJWC saw local girls attending as well as those who traveled from areas such as Exeter, Oley, Perk Valley, Pottstown and even as far as Reading.

Boyertown Junior Woman’s Club wishes to thank those in the community who helped make this event possible including: Miracles in Motion, In Ian’s Boots, Zuber Realty, Thrive Consignment Store, and seamstress Chris Szilli.
While the event was free, voluntary donations were accepted. The money collected will be donated back to the community through programs such as Boyertown Post Prom. A donation will also be made to In Ian’s Boots as a thank you for their donation of dress shoes for the event.
Additional event information is available by contacting BJWC/ Anita Zuber at 610.858.1351. For information about getting involved with Boyertown Junior Woman’s Club, visit their Facebook page GFWC Junior Woman’s Club of Boyertown.

The Boyertown Junior Woman’s Club is comprised of a group of dedicated women who volunteer their time and talents to enrich the Boyertown area and beyond with projects benefiting our youth and those in need.  BJWC organization is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), one of the world’s largest and oldest nonpartisan, nondenominational, women’s volunteer service organizations.

Contact: Adrianne Blank manager@boyertownpa.org
Emma Dinnocenti assistant@boyertownpa.org
Saturday, April 8th from 9 am to noon tree planting project on East Philadelphia Avenue – 8 volunteers needed to dig holes, plant trees 3 trees and mulch area in tree grates.

Saturday, April 15th Coming Out of Hibernation event – 5 volunteers needed to help set up and clean-up the event on East Philadelphia Avenue between 10 am and 2 pm.  Volunteers also needed to sit at the BBB table handing out information, tree photo contest voting table, and Chili contest area tables, help coordinate voting for best Chili and set up and clean-up of Chili area and craft tables.

Saturday, April 22 Earth Day the Park from 9 am to 2 pm– 5 volunteers needed to help sell plants in the park as part of the BBB tree committee plant sale.

Friday, April 28th  Fourth Friday Art Walk – volunteers needed to cover BBB office from 5-8 pm and hand out information on historical walking tour, with music/art set up.

Tuesday, April 11th from 5-7 pm. 3 volunteers needed to cover BBB office from 5-7pm to receive tree photo contest entries.

Great American Spring clean-up day scheduled for May 20th 9 am to noon – meet in the Town Center Parking lot Boyertown –  20 volunteers needed to pick up trash along Main street, municipal parking lot, and ramps at Rt. 100.

Saturday July 15th from 3 pm to 9 pm Boyertown Cruise Night event – 10 volunteers needed from 1 to 3 pm to help direct parking of cars, 2 volunteers needed at 1 pm to set out 9 trash cans and return to back of office at 8 pm.

Saturday August 19th   Dog Days of August Event from 10am to 1 pm – 5 volunteers needed to set up doggie pools and tables from 9-10 am.

National Parking Day Pop-up Park Boyertown PA. September 16th and 17th – 20 volunteers needed to set up plant materials per garden plan in 3 parking spaces in front of theatre located at 48 N. Reading Avenue Friday night.  20 volunteers needed to remove garden at end of project on Sunday. Approvals pending for this project.

Boyertown’s Oktoberfest September 15th and 16th  – 20 volunteers needed to set up tents and tables Friday 9-12 am in the Town Center Parking lot.  20 volunteers needed Saturday 3 pm to 9 pm selling tickets, pretzels, soda, t-shirts, mugs and other items.  10 volunteers needed for clean-up crew and trash removal 8pm to 10 pm Saturday.

Also, as part of the Oktoberfest event, 16 volunteers needed to help with the 5K run scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16th from 10 am to 11 am to kick-off the event.  Contact Jeremy Rolsteon jeremyrolston@yahoo.com

Chilin on Main event Saturday, Dec. 2nd 10 am to 2 pm on East Philadelphia Avenue Boyertown.  10 volunteers needed to set up and clean up event, run craft tables, dress up in costumes, and give out cookies.

Colebrookdale Railroad volunteer opportunities – contact Ed Bruno edbruno326@gmail.com

A FREE concert, Sunday, April 9, 7 p.m. at The State Theatre, hosted by Living Faith Lutheran Church

C.C.L.U., 301 King Street, Pottstown – all are welcome – come to learn your rights!  More info at http://www.cclu-pottst.org

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Spring has sprung and Coming Out of Hibernation is just around the corner!  Join all your friends Saturday, April 15th from 11 .m. – 2 p.m. for the moon bounce, tons of local businesses, chili cook-off and the Easter Bunny will be visiting children who ride the Colebrookdale Railroad at 10 a.m., 1 p.m and 4 p.m.