Easter Bunny arrives in Boyertown via Colebrookdale Railroad, joins bears for BBB's Coming Out of Hibernation

Photos by Rebecca Blanchard Building a Better Boyertown held Coming Out of Hibernation on Saturday, April 19.
Photos by Rebecca Blanchard Hailey and Joshua Garner with one of Boyertown's bears at Building a Better Boyertown's Coming Out of Hibernation on Saturday, April 19.

The Easter Bunny recently joined the bears in downtown Boyertown to celebrate the arrival of spring.

Last Saturday, with the support of the Borough of Boyertown, Building a Better Boyertown (BBB) hosted Coming Out of Hibernation along East Philadelphia Avenue between Washington and Chestnut Streets.

Minutes past noon, the Easter Bunny rolled into town along the Colebrookdale Railroad. Children gathered in excitement around the train tracks to catch a glimpse of the featured holiday guest—greetings and photo opportunities quickly followed.

“After the harsh winter we just suffered through, everyone deserves a celebration,” said Jake Lea, President of Building a Better Boyertown, in a recent BBB release. “What could be better than games, entertainment and the new railroad?”


The afternoon’s highlights included a moon bounce for children, the Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust’s train debut, The Sunflower Truck Stop – Mobile Cafe and the Boyertown Farmers Market.

New this year will be the Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust (CRPT) Train debut. The Easter Bunny arrived by train. Community members were invited to bring their cameras for the many photo opportunities.

The Building a Better Boyertown Tree Committee sponsored the Chili Cook-off contest which was held at The Other Farm Brewing Company

Event sponsors included Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, The Sunflower Truck Café, Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, R.T. Brown & Company, and Rita’s Water Ice.

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.

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Rebecca Blanchard

Rebecca won't hesitate to tell you that she has enjoyed writing throughout her entire life. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, she graduated from the professional writing program of Kutztown University in 2012. Rebecca joined Berks-Mont Newspapers in July of 2012 as editor of The Boyertown Area Times following her internship with the newspaper. In addition to writing, she enjoys traveling and cooking gluten-free foods. Reach the author at rblanchard@berksmontnews.com or follow Rebecca on Twitter: @boyertowntimes.