Category: Community Events

Free movies under the stars on the big screen in Umbenhauer Park

Please join us this Friday, October 25 in Umbenhauer Park for free movies under the stars on the big screen. We’re really sorry that it’s cold out, but we can’t show movies when the sun is still shining. We will start off our doubleheader with Sonic the Hedgehog (PG) at 8 p.m. followed by Instant Family (PG 13)

Social distancing rules will be enforced. Be sure to bring some chairs or a picnic blanket. Upon arrival, please check in at the concession stand and you will be assigned your campsite for the movie. We kindly ask that you exercise social distancing when at check in and stay at your site while viewing the movie. Concessions will be available for purchase. Thank you to the Bernville Area Community Library for helping sponsor this event.

Bernville Beautification Committee

The (BBC) is looking for VOLUNTEERS to assist in the development of Stanton Clay Park.  We want to develop a walking trail, wetland garden, pollinator garden, and a place for special events.

BBC is staffed by volunteers and funded by donations.  We need gardeners, landscapers, carpenters, stone masons, etc.  Don’t want to get your hands dirty?  No problem – we need ideas, too!

We will meet on Mondays at 6:00 at the gazebo in Stanton Clay Park beginning August.

A PROCLAMATION – BELLS ACROSS PENNSYLVANIA DAY – Sunday, May 3, 2020

A PROCLAMATION

BELLS ACROSS PENNSYLVANIA DAY

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,
Mayor

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.
Trekkers:
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.

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