The bears are coming out in downtown Boyertown; Coming Out of Hibernation to be held April 19

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In celebration that spring is here, the bears are coming out in downtown Boyertown. Come, bring the whole family and join the fun!

“After the harsh winter we just suffered through, everyone deserves a celebration. Coming Out of Hibernation is the perfect venue to come out and kick up your heals. What could be better than games, entertainment and the new railroad?” invites Jake Lea, President of Building a Better Boyertown.

With the generous support of the Borough of Boyertown, Building a Better Boyertown (BBB) is hosting the Coming Out of Hibernation event on Saturday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on East Philadelphia Avenue between Washington and Chestnut Streets.

Join Building a Better Boyertown and the promotions committee for a day of family activities on East Philadelphia Avenue, rain or shine. Jump and tumble in the moon bounce, witness the Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust’s train debut, sample from The Sunflower Truck Stop – Mobile Cafe, or snack on fresh goods from the Boyertown Farmers Market. There is so much more to enjoy throughout the afternoon. Children can enjoy interactive activities, win prizes at carnival games, and delight in appearances by Caption Jack and the Easter Bunny. Take note of the 1:00 PM free concert provided at the Historic State Theatre on Reading Avenue. Both young and old will savor tasty refreshments, entertainment, art show, and bear sightings – so don’t miss the fun!

New this year will be the Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust (CRPT) Train debut! The Easter Bunny will be arriving by train at noon and staying till 1:30 pm. Bring your camera to take pictures of your little ones with the Easter Bunny and train. Be sure to enter the raffle to win a chance to ride the train at a later date. Look for the lady in red by the red caboose to purchase raffle tickets.

Come cast your vote in the Chili Cook-off contest and pick your favorite tree photo sponsored by the Building a Better Boyertown Tree Committee, all located in The Other Farm Brewing Company. Choose the grand prize winner of the coveted Mayor of Chili Town award. Second and third place awards will also be given away. Be sure to check out the festivities!

For more information about this event and other Boyertown activities please visit www.boyertownpa.org or contact Adrianne Blank, Building a Better Boyertown, Main Street Manager, at 610-369-3054 or manager@boyertownpa.org. If you’d like to volunteer for this event or participate in future events in downtown Boyertown call 610-369-3054.

Thank you to the following sponsors of the event: Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, The Sunflower Truck Café, Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, R.T. Brown & Company, and Rita’s Water Ice.