Boyertown to celebrate Earth Day in the park

Photo by Rebecca Blanchard

It may not feel like spring but take a walk over to the Boyertown Community Park and it certainly looks like spring. The one-mile walking trail is filled with those eager to shake off the winter blahs. The disc golf course is very active and the baseball fields are just about ready for the new season.

Please be reminded that while dogs are allowed in the park (they love the walking trail as well), they must be kept on a leash and all dog waste must be cleaned up. Bags are available in various locations courtesy of the Boyertown Kiwanis.

Earth Day in the Boyertown Community Park will be celebrated on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is scheduled to be better than ever with many programs, crafts and things to do.

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Our annual shred event, sponsored by Gerhart, Hartman & Ritner, will once again be available from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your items to be shredded immediately. The Girls Scout troops of Boyertown will be holding an electronics recycling drop off event. You can bring your old tvs, computers, air conditioners and refrigerators (and more).

The library will also be at the event the entire time for story time and to collect your gently used books and DVDs.

There will be pony rides and fun nature and recycling activities. Your spring flowers and trees will be available for purchase along with many other activities and nature crafts to make. This year the butterflies will be available for adoption. And as always, there will be plenty of good food available the entire time.

The YMCA will host its annual Healthy Kids Day in conjunction with the Earth Day. They will offer crafts, a moon bounce, an obstacle course and other fun activities.

At noon, the winners of the BBB Photography Contest will be announced. Also, the Borough will be presented, for the 7th consecutive year, with the Tree City USA Award. The Tree Committee, a sub-committee of the Design Committee of the BBB has been instrumental in assisting the Borough with the annual recertification of this prestigious designation.

All children are invited to create a poster on what Earth Day means to me. All posters will be displayed at the event and certificates of participation will be given. Poster winners will be announced after the aforementioned presentations.

A new feature of the event will be the Trash to Treasure Contest. Submit your items that have been refurbished, repaired or refreshed. Kevin Zimmers will lead this new recycling event.

Please check the borough website at www.boyertownborough.org for more information on the Earthfest and Trash to Treasure Contest.

Fun Days in the park is scheduled for May 29, 30 and 31.

You can also visit the borough website for more information about upcoming events, meetings, minutes and basic administration.