(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!

There is something for everyone in Boyertown! Bring your friends and family to these fun events all year long! Download your copy here!BBBlogo

ymca_logoDate:  Saturday, March 14, 2015, Doors open and Silent Auction 5 pm, Auctioneers Begin Live Bidding at 6:30 pm
Location:   Sunnybrook Ballroom, 50 Sunnybrook Road, Pottstown, PA 19464
Contact:  Join us for a fun evening to bid on hundreds of wonderful items including sports memorabilia, artwork, electronics, hotel and bed and breakfast visits, gift certificates for recreational activities, dinners and retail sales, handcrafted items and much more.  Free admission and open to the public.

Proceeds benefit the Boyertown YMCA Annual Campaign.  Contact Kim Slonaker at 610-369-9622 or kslonaker@philaymca.org

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You are cordially invited to the inaugural Winter Warmer Open House at Frecon Farms, Saturday January 31, as we celebrate the launch of our Winter Savory Menu from The Bakery at Frecon Farms.

Tastings of our entire savory product line will be free to all, just in time for the third largest culinary holiday of the year… Super Bowl Sunday!

The event will run from 10 am – 4 pm. Come warm yourself by the fire and enjoy comfort food at it’s finest.

Frecon’s Cidery will also be on hand with a tasting of the Apfelwein Still Off Dry Cider… plus free hot cider to all and cheese sampling from Valley Milkhouse Creamery!

So mark your calendar and join us for a day of hearty homemade delights from The Bakery at Frecon Farms.

MyDayBuilding a Better Boyertown’s Annual Fundraiser Dinner Dance will be a May Day celebration at Bellewood Country Club, Saturday, May 2, 2015.
This years event will benefit Building a Better Boyertown and the Colebrookdale Preservation Trust.
Download the flyer HERE

What do you love most about your Main Street Community? Spread the word, list your favorite reasons and BBB Boyertown Lovewill nominate them for a chance to win one full conference registration to PDC’s 2015 Annual Statewide Conference! Download your cards at: Love Boyertown and snap a pic in front of your favorite business, community center, park or attraction and post it on our Facebook page.

 

Check out SCORE of Pottstown for informative workshops this winter. Simple Steps for Starting your business covers topics such as  start-up basics, financial and tax as well as marketing information.  Click HERE for the schedule and registraton.

All Things made in the U.S.A. and Local Artisans

New Hours:  Thurs. & Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-3

New Items and Specials Every Week!

Valentine Gifts, Cards and Reppert’s Candy available here. Valentine Gifts for Men too!!!

Boyertown Area Historical Society
43 South Chestnut Street     Boyertown PA 19512
610.367.5255     boyertownhistory@windstream.net      www.boyertownhistory.org

HAUNTED WALKS AROUND BOYERTOWN are resuming in 2015 on Fourth Saturdays on May 23rd, June 27th, July 25th, August 22nd, September 26th, October 10th, & October 24th.

As in previous years they will leave from the Boyertown Area Historical Society at 43 S Chestnut Street at 8:30 pm. Additional stories are being added to the two original Haunted Walks and we are working on a third Walk.

RHOADS OPERA HOUSE FIRE MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the tombstone for the “Unidentified” fire victims At 1:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, January 18th, 2015 on the anniversary of the mass burial of victims in Fairview Cemetery, 317 W Philadelphia Ave, Boyertown PA

A wreath will be laid by descendants of some of the victims and Pastor Burris from St. John’s Lutheran Church will give a blessing.

The Rhoads Opera House was a tragedy for the small Borough of Boyertown, caused the deaths of 170 people, and had devastating repercussions for many years thereafter.

Rhoads Opera House before and after the fire


The Boyertown Areza Historical Society has a display with pictures of the Rhoads Opera House Fire in its Museum (open during Haunted Walks) and materials relating to the fire in its library. Many paranormal experts today attribute the high amount of paranormal activity in
Boyertown today to the carnage of the Rhoads Opera House Fire. Other experts attribute it to the effect of the extensive magnetic iron ore deposits which lie around and underneath the Borough of Boyertown.

In 2015, Haunted Boyertown will be presenting programs on both the Rhoads Opera House Fire and the Magnetic Iron Ore Deposits

WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR ALL OF OUR ACTIVITIES

RFL Zumbathon Flyer ZumbathonFlyer Gather your family, friends and neighbors to work off some of those holiday cookies…..and help us raise money to find a cure!
Saturday, January 24, 2015
1 – 3 PM (Registration @ 12:30)
Good Shepherd UCC
35 W. Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown* Healthy Snacks will be available * and there will also be a 50 / 50 DrawingTickets: $10 in advance…$12 at the door (Rain, Shine or Snow…….No Refunds)
Tickets can be purchased at Sweet Beginnings Restaurant, from any team member, or from Zumba® Instructor, Kathryn Burnett at the Bally Community Center

peppermintstickWelcome to Rachel Kehler, owner of The Peppermint Stick Candy Store. Rachel plans to open the store, located at 9 South Washington Street, in March of this year. Rachel can be reached at peppermintcandystore@gmail.com and you can keep up-to-date on her Facebook page too.

 

Also joining the BBB is Autumn Valley Graphics, owned by Jennifer Reinford. AutumnValleyGraphics.com is a personalized website development company that also offers variable data design, direct mail development and graphic design services. avglogo600