(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!

National Penn Bank (soon to be BB & T) graciously donated $10,000 for the sustainability of the BBB during 2017.  Thank you to all the wonderful people that made this happen!

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treeplantingOur volunteers are at it again!! Wonderful new trees were planted at several locations on East Philadelphia Avenue at the end of April.  Thank you SO much to all our volunteers!! Check out their Facebook page HERE.

steam2This year, Boyertown celebrates its 150th Anniversary.  It is a proud moment, in many ways, for our small town.  May 21st and 22nd, what better way to help celebrate than to watch the time capsule opening, fun run, parade, block party and join non-religious celebration at 2 pm on Sunday.   The Colebrookdale Railroad, which also continues to thrive will offer 40 minute train rides, headed up by the Viscose 6, 0-4-0 tank engine.   It was built for the American Viscose Co. of Virginia in 1925 by Baldwin Locomotive Works. It travels the country running on many railroads every year and now its made its way to Boyertown!  Number 6 will also be running May 28th and 29th – ALL ABOARD!!

ticketsThe Boyertown Area Multi-Service Basket Raffle is just over a week away! Please join us on Friday, May 6 at the Gilbertsville Fire Company – Binder Hall. The doors will open at 5:00 pm, the Basket Raffle drawing will begin at 7:30 pm. Food and drink will be available to purchase throughout the night.

Did you donate your basket yet? It’s certainly not too late!

Have you purchased your tickets yet? No worries! Stop by Multi-Service or The Center at Spring Street to purchase your $20 Admission Ticket which includes 15 raffle tickets. Admission Tickets purchased at the door include 10 raffle tickets.

Don’t forget – Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th. Perfect timing for gift ideas for all the Mother’s out there!

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, May 6th! Enjoy a fun night out with family and friends while supporting a wonderful cause. All proceeds from our Basket Raffle support the continuation of the many programs and services we provide.

See you there!

wateringcanHere it is folks!  We should have plenty of bountiful gardens this year with all this rain!  Click below to download the contest rules and entry form.

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You can now order your
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begTrinity Church in Boyertown started an organic community garden three years ago on their property.  Volunteers donate lots of hours to prepare the soil, plant, harvest and deliver fresh produce to Multiservice and Salvation Army in Boyertown.

This year God’s Garden received a $10,000 grant from the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation to supply a permanent water source to the garden.  This now enables the garden to be a true community garden with easy access to water.   We are inviting people from the community to come and have their own garden bed to grow whatever vegetables they wish.  The soil is there and tilled, some plants and gardening tools will be provided.  An application and small fee of $20.00 will get someone started.  Garden beds can be entered in the Home Gardeners contest as well.

Trinity’s Cornerstone Pre-School, Sunday School Classes and Youth are all planting seeds in peat pots this week and next for Earth week.  continue reading…

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librarylogoDear Community Business:

It is that time of the year again – time to plan for the 2016 Summer Reading Program!  For 10 weeks this summer, we will provide special programming and literacy support for about 1,000 children, teens and adults in our surrounding area.  In addition, we will have special raffles for teens and adults to encourage reading and community involvement.

In all of Berks County, Boyertown Community Library has typically been among the libraries with the largest amount of teen participation in the Summer Reading Program.  This is largely due to the fact that prizes have been donated by local businesses like yours.  We would not be able to be successful without your help.

The library is in special need of donations of items such as:

  • Gift cards
  • Gift certificates
  • Gift baskets
  • Service coupons
  • Merchandise

Or a monetary donation can be made and an incentive prize will be purchased on your behalf.  continue reading…

steam2It’s been many, many years since a beautiful plume of steam could be seen billowing through the trees of the Colebrookdale Railroad.  We are happy to be able to bring back a steam engine for the celebration of Boyertown’s 150th Anniversary.  Please join us May 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th for a trip you and your family will never forget!  Tickets can be purchased HERE!!