Category: Community Events




MAY 3, 2020

Whereas, on March 6, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf proclaimed the existence of a disaster emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ultimately requiring all Pennsylvania residents to shelter in place; and

Whereas, despite all of the efforts of state, county and municipal governments to mitigate the effects of this pandemic, to date, over 33,232 Pennsylvanians have been afflicted with COVID-19 and 1,204 Pennsylvanians have died from it; and

Whereas, in every municipality, there have been emergency medical personnel, firefighters, police officers, and employees of grocery stores, pharmacies and other life-sustaining businesses who have braved the viral elements, at the expense of themselves and their families, to maintain essential services to the general public sheltering in place and are deserving of recognition as “hometown heroes”; and

Whereas, elected officials across the Commonwealth have joined together to promote a statewide expression of gratitude to these hometown heroes, solidarity with other Pennsylvanians on the frontlines of the COVID-19 battlefield and determination that their municipal businesses and civic-life will thrive once again; and

Whereas, since days of the American Revolution, the bell has served as an instrument for expressing communal gratitude, camaraderie and resolve, and is a means well-suited for Pennsylvanians sheltering in place to demonstrate such values.

Now, therefore, the Mayor of Bernville Borough hereby proclaims:

Sunday, May 3, 2020 as

Bells Across Pennsylvania Day

and calls upon all residents and churches at 7:00 p.m. for three minutes to honor their hometown heroes, rally with other Pennsylvanians on the frontlines of the COVID-19 battlefield and show resolve to restore their local businesses and civic life to their former prominence.

Shawn A. Raup-Konsavage,

No formal Arbor Day celebration in Bernville? No Problem!

To celebrate Arbor Day this year, the Bernville Shade Tree Commission suggests a TREE TREK on the sidewalks/streets around the borough for youngsters of all ages, 2-92!
Borough Residents—WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Please place one (or more!) cut-out trees, minimum 8” tall, in a window(s) or a storm door facing the front street where it will be visible to trekkers.  See basic samples attached.  (Cut-out trees may be green or any color.)
The Tree Trek will take place beginning on Monday, April 27th and ending on Saturday, May 2nd so please have your cut-out trees in your window(s)/door during this time.
Take your trek anytime from 4/27 – 5/2.
Keep in mind social distancing guidelines as you try to spy all of the trees in the windows of borough residences.  See how many trees you can count!  Shade Tree Commission members ask that all trekkers respect vehicular traffic and walk safely. Have fun searching for trees, and enjoy the exercise and fresh air as you trek.  (Remember: Umbenhauer Park is closed.)
We offer the following additional activities as ways to celebrate Arbor Day this year:
-Search the internet for tree related information on any type of tree – learn about the shape of leaves and types of fruits trees produce.  Visit the Arbor Day website and search for tree related information.
– Create a drawing that has trees in the drawing—including both deciduous and coniferous trees for those old enough to determine the difference.  Another option is to color tree leaves and other tree related pictures – see attachments to download, print and color coloring-page-1 & coloring-page-2
– If going on a family hike to get exercise, consider walking through the Blue Marsh and observe the various trees–noting the different kinds of barks, where do they grow, and even branching patterns. (Remember, Umbenhauer Park is currently closed so avoid walking in it.)
– Walk around town and look for the tallest trees and the ones with the biggest diameters.

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



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 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 or call 570.573.5677