(610) 369-3054
3 E. Philadelphia Ave.
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!

crrHelp Restore a Piece of Local History – Become a Volunteer on the Colebrookdale Railroad!  Community Service Day – August 13th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

We are the Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust, a non-profit organization located in Boyertown, PA, dedicated to revitalizing The Secret Valley Line and restoring its services to offer the greatest turn-of-the-century railroading experience in the nation.
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It is almost time for Boyertown Oktoberfest. Join us on September 16th and 17th for local Brew and fun activities.
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wellnessShatter the Stigma, bringing the disease of addiction into the light of hope and healing.  Join us at Hickory Park for:

10 – 11 a.m. Family Fun – Games and Prizes

11 – 2 p.m. Fundraiser Event/WOD (WOD’s to be released soon)

Presented by Crossfit Fidelity and Wellness Council of Boyertown.  Register or donate now at http://crossfitfidelity.com/register

Download the Flyer

thriveAcupuncture is very effective in treating various skin conditions. Treatments can provide quick relief for acute symptoms as well as significant, long-lasting relief from recurrent or chronic skin conditions.
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10:30 am – 7:30 pm, Fri 10:30 am-2:30 pm
Call for a FREE consultation – (610) 367-1633 www.thriveacupuncturecenter.com

WashingtonSpy090916Friday, September 9th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Boyertown Public Library, Adults 18 and older join Kutztown University professor and author, Mike Gabriel speaks on espionage in the American Revolution.  Following the discussion, we will do some hands on activities based on the popular AMC television series:  Turn:Washington’s Spies.

Light refreshments will be served.  Please call to register (610) 369-0496. Download the Flyer

walnutwoodsWalnut Woods is happy to present our August event schedule.  Musical, health-related and just plain FUN events are planned – Download Your Copy HERE

PhotoBoothSamplePictureBuilding a Better Boyertown is hosting it’s Dog Days of Summer on Saturday August 20th from 10 am to 1 pm.  There will be activities on N. Chestnut Street including live music, doggie pools, free nail clipping, food vendors, doggie pretzels and so much more.  Explore the downtown and locate the water bowls set out by participating businesses during the event.

Studio B Fine Art Gallery invites dog owners to bring their dogs on Saturday, August 20, 2016, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to have their photos taken by Tammy Snyder, professional dog photographer, admire the exhibit of dog illustrations by fine artist and photographer Sharon Merkel, and submit a favorite photograph of their dogs for the inaugural Dog Selfie contest.

Snyder will create a 4 x 6 photograph featuring 4 poses with dogs and their owners. The photographs will be printed at the studio and available for $10 each.  Owners can then submit them or any other photograph they bring to the studio for a pop up exhibit of Dog Selfies. Winners will be determined by 3 p.m. on August 21, 2016, and posted on Studio B’s Facebook page.

Studio B, located in the heart of historic Boyertown, is the home of the Arts and Activities Alliance, a committee of Building a Better Boyertown, a nonprofit Main Street program dedicated to revitalizing small towns.

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Building a Better Boyertown with Wicked Effects Present, 9th Annual “150th Anniversary” Cruise Night, July 16th 2016, 4 – 9 PM

July 7, 2016, Boyertown, PA:  Come out and Cruise Reading Ave on July 16th for Cruise Night.  In the past years, Building a Better Boyertown (BBB) has hosted a series of community events on the 3rd Saturday of each month. With the permission of the Borough of Boyertown, BBB’s 9th Annual Cruise Night will hit the streets of Boyertown on July 16, 2016, with a rain date of July 23, 2016.

In continued celebration of the Boyertown Sesquicentennial, Anniversary flags will be handed out to the first 100 registered vehicles who will also receive discounted drink tickets from Iezzi’s Tavern.  Along with a DJ, you can also hear live music in front of St. Johns Church performed by Curt Sheller from Funky Frets.   This year’s awards will be chosen by the people, with registered cars owners and attendees receiving a ballot to vote for your favorite best of show for over seven different categories.

The main sponsor of the event is Quigley Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Boyertown, PA.  Visitors are encouraged to stroll throughout all of our historic community, and those who wish to tour the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles will receive discounts into the car museum. While at the museum you can enjoy some refreshing Ice Cream from the classic Mr. Softee Ice Cream Truck, parked at the newly restored Getty Station, 61 S. Reading Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512. With several new business openings in the last year located right on Reading Avenue there will be lots to do and see.  Check out the new FireFly café, Simply Sherry’s bakery, Boyertown Secret’s and Collectables and so much more.  This is going to be a nostalgic Cruise night!

Cruise Night will take place along Route 562/Reading Avenue and the parking lots of BB&T (formally National Penn Bank), Good Sheppard Church, St. John’s Church and the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles.  Registration opens at 3 pm and will be in the back parking lot of Good Shepherd Church, where you enter off of N. Walnut Street.  Reading Avenue will be closed from 3:00 pm until 10:00 pm, from the intersection of Third Street to Philadelphia Avenue and Route 73 and Fifth Street to Philadelphia Avenue/Route 73.  Detour directions will be posted, and Philadelphia Avenue will remain open.  Alternate parking for spectators will be available in the Town Center parking lot and along Walnut Street, East Philadelphia Avenue and the 100 block of N. Reading Avenue.

Last year we had over 250 cars participate and over 750 spectators attend the Car show in Downtown Boyertown! We invite you to come out to see the beautiful cars parked under the Victorian street lights, walk-friendly sidewalks and restoration improvements in downtown Boyertown.    If you have any questions or would like to participate in this event, please contact Building a Better Boyertown office at 610.369.3054 or promotions@boyertownpa.org. To register your own classic vehicle for the event, go to www.boyertownpa.org to download the registration form and drop off to the Building a Better Boyertown Office at 3 East Philadelphia Avenue Boyertown PA. 19512.

Pictured: 2015 Pre-registered Winner Morris Hass,  1961 Ford Falcon  2015pre-registeredwinner

suncatcherCapture the memory of summer with a Boyertown 150th Anniversary sun catcher.  Contact BBB for more info!

crocksDon’t be the ONLY one in town without a commemorative Boyertown Anniversary crock!  Please check the Boyertown 150th Anniversary website for the availability of crocks at each location:  http://boyertown150.com