Category: Community Events

Heritage & Cultural Society Open House Was A Success

Approximately 50 people participated in the January Open House sponsored by the Heritage & Cultural Society Committee.  Attendees viewed over 35 historical items, and the scrapbooks compiled by local residents were the most popular. We thank all who planned or participated in this event; special thanks are extended to those who donated new items to the historical collection.

The upcoming Heritage & Cultural Society meetings will be on April 21st and June 16th at 7:00 p.m. in Borough Hall.   You are welcome to attend either or both meetings.

Ray C. Schaeffer’s Garage, an authorized Ford dealer, 345 Main Street.

Sign up for the Memorial Day Parade


Trick-or-Treat

 

Halloween is almost upon us and if your children are like most, then they are looking forward to getting outside in their costumes to trick or treat.  We are asking youths who are venturing out to use safety precautions and also asking residents to put on their porch lights if they plan to participate.  Trick-or-treat is Thursday, October 31, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Portions of Main Street will be closed, so please plan accordingly.    While Trick-or-treating can be a lot of fun there are also some dangers that come along with these few hours of candy-collecting. We put together a short list of things to be aware of as you head out this Halloween.

  • Travel in groups. Children should never go trick or treating by themselves, be sure to always travel in a group of trick or treaters. Having one adult per group is always a good idea too!
  • Make sure you can be seen. Put reflective tape on your costume and trick or treat bag so that you can easily be seen by vehicles.
  • Use the sidewalks whenever possible. When walking down the street, be sure to use the sidewalk to get to the next place. Also, be aware when crossing the road. Use a crosswalk when possible and be sure to look both ways.
  • Have a smart costume. Darker costumes are harder to see, so be sure to think about this when picking out your costume. Make sure that you are visible to vehicles that are driving on the road.
  • Check your candy. It is always good to play it safe and check all of the candy you collected before diving in. Check for any wrappers that are opened or tampered with and do not eat them. Also, be aware of home-baked sweets.

Bernville Community Day 2019

Bernville Borough Community Day 2019

Umbenhauer Park 

This year’s Community Day looks to be even bigger than last year, with a variety of family-friendly events all day, starting early and ending with the annual fireworks show.  Here’s an overview of how the day looks so far:

Starting Time End Time Event/Activity 
7:00 AM 8:30 AM 2nd Annual Bernville Community Day 5k Registration.  Click HERE to register or stop by the library for a form.
8:30AM 9:00 AM Cub Scouts – Flag Raising & National Anthem by Leslea Rodig
9:00 AM 9:45 AM 2nd Annual Bernville Community Day 5k.  Click HERE to register or stop by the library for a form.
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Vendor fair check-in & set-up.  To register as a vendor click HERE
10:15 AM 11:00 AM 2nd Annual Bernville Community Day 5k Awards
11:00 AM 4:00 PM Vendor Fair.   To register as a vendor click HERE
12:00 PM Bernville Area Community Library and Bernville Heritage & Cultural Society Silent Auction
12:30 PM 1:30 AM Bernville’s Got Talent.  Click HERE to register
Boyer’s Basket Walk
2:00 PM 4:00 PM Karaoke sponsored in part  by ACSP Computers
3:00 PM 3:30 PM Delivery of baked goods to pavilion for baking contest.  Quick Breads & Drop Cookies.    Click HERE to register.
4:00 PM Judging of baked goods & action.  Click HERE to register.
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Music sponsored by the Bernville Legion
5:00 PM 7:00 PM Cow Pie Bingo organized by Tulpehocken Boys UK Soccer Tour 2020
5:00 PM 8:00 PM Art Bus sponsored by Penn Bernville Elementary PTO
6:30 PM 8:30 PM Music & Entertainment by Curt Daub sponsored by The Cotton Candy House
9:15 PM Fireworks sponsored by  Bernville Borough & Redner’s

Activities to look forward to in the park include: a silent auction, used book sale, baking contest, Boyer’s Basket Walks, water balloon battles, and plenty of good food for sale.  Aulenbach winery will be selling their wine, along with a soft pretzel truck.

For more details and updates, check out bernvilleborough.org often or the borough’s Facebook page.

Bernville Community Day will be held rain or shine.  Remember to bring a chair, picnic blankets will be available for rent, and includes premium seating for the fireworks.  As always, admission is free, and everyone is welcome


Thank you to our Community Sponsors:

      

 

For more information about Bernville Community Day please contact communityday@cottoncandyhouse.com or call 570.573.5677

Arbor Day Celebrations in Umbenhauer Park

Bernville Borough is recognized for its 28th year as a Tree City USA Community by the Arbor Day Foundation.   This is in no small part due to dedicated efforts of Tom Vanzin, the Shade Tree Commission and countless numbers of volunteers who give up their time to help Bernville be a great community to live and play in.  More information about Arbor Day can be found at www.arborday.org

 

Boyer’s graciously continues to support our Arbor Day event by treating participants to a picnic lunch.

 

Participants at the 2019 Arbor Day event.

 

Scouts assist in planting the Arbor Day tree, a red maple.

 

Boy Scouts display the Tree City USA banner.

 

Girl Scouts display the Tree City USA banner which flies at Borough Hall during the year.

Bernville Borough Memorial Day Parade

In keeping with the tradition, in Bernville, of honoring the men and women who died while serving our great country, we will once again be having a Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 27th, 2019. However, this year we are asking for your help in preserving the legacy of this event by helping us grow. We are looking to once again bring back the tractors and horses (and add new ideas as well). If you happen to be able to help with this, your talent would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Shawn at 570.573.5677 or shawn@bernvilleborough.org

The parade will lineup at Penn-Bernville Elementary at 1 p.m., starting down Main Street at 2 p.m. and ending with a Memorial service in Umbenhauer Park. The Memorial Day Parade is funded by the community, donation checks can be made payable to The Bernville Parade Committee and mailed to P.O. Box 40; Bernville PA 19506. (photo courtesy of the Reading Eagle)