East Berlin Founder’s Day Events – Coming in May



East Berlin Borough – Founded May 8, 1764


In May 2014, East Berlin with celebrate its 250th Anniversary. Founded by John Frankenberger on May 8th 1764, the town is planning a series of events to commemorate this once in a life-time occurrence. The following is a list of special events planned for the week of May 1-11 2014. Come and join in on the merriment.


May 1st -3rd : Historic East Berlin Antique Show presented by the East Berlin Historical Preservation Society being held at the East Berlin Area Community Center 405 North Ave.


May 3rd 5:00 p.m.: A parade featuring the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, from W. King St to south on Abbottstown St. ending at the East Berlin VFW where there will be a brief ceremonial blessing of the town and the opening of the 1964 Time Capsule.  


May 4th: 1:00-4:00 p.m.  An Old-time Community Carnival with food, pony rides and games for the enjoyment of people of all ages at the East Berlin Community Center (EBACC) from 1:00-4:00.


May 4th 7:00 p.m.: Community Chorus will perform at Trinity Lutheran Church at 117 W. King St.


May 6th and 7th: Two settings for Supper at 5:30 and 7:00 will be held at East Berlin Area Community Center. Followed by a walking history and mystery tour of historic west end of East Berlin. Walking tour time is approximately 6:15 and 7:45 p.m. Come and enjoy Dinner, Death and Dastardly Details. Dinner cost $10.00. Tour cost $15.00, children under 12 years old tour tickets are $10.00. Call 259-0513, 259-8848 or 259-9000 for reservations for dinner and Tour tickets.


May 8th: Happy Birthday East Berlin!  The East Berlin Post Office and the East Berlin Historical Preservation Society will offer a special pictorial cancellation imprint from 9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. at the Old Fire Hall, 101 Forth Street. There will be a Dinner, cost of $15.00 with Birthday Cake at the East Berlin Area Community Center starting at 6:00 p.m. Musical entertainment provided by Lake Meade Orchestra at 7:15 and there will be Fireworks at the park after dusk approximately 9:00 p.m. Call 259-0513 or 259-8848 for reservations for dinner.   


May 10th and 11th: East Berlin will be invaded by General Jubal Early’s Confederate 2nd Corps as they were during the Civil War. The 80-100 Confederate soldiers, 10-12 horses and one cannon will camp near the East Berlin Community Park on North Ave.  Living History Speakers will give presentations on life during the “Northern Aggression” from 9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m.  General Jubal Early’s troops will capture the town at 1:00 pm and there will be a skirmish at 2:00 p.m. on the 10th and the 11th.  A Civil War dance from 7:00 – 10:00 will be held at the pavilion in the park. Tickets for the dance are $10.00 per person or $15.00 per couple. To end the week of celebration on May 11, at 10:00 there will be a Civil War Era Church Service at the pavilion.

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Support EBCL Through Nell’s Surfine Community Rewards Program…

Here’s another really easy way to support the East Berlin Community Library financially! Nell’s Shurfine has a community rewards program each year where a percentage of your yearly grocery bill is donated back to the library. We know you grocery shop, so support the library at the same time. Fill out your information at the following link and choose East Berlin Community Library as the place where you want to donate! You can also sign up in the library.



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Support the East Berlin Community Library While Ordering On Amazon.com

Hi All,
While you’re ordering your holiday gifts consider this:
Amazon.com has a perfect way to do your online shopping this year and support the East Berlin Community Library. Click on the following link or picture below and a percentage of your purchase goes directly to the East Berlin Community Library. It’s that simple! Bookmark it on your computer and use it all year long.
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East Berlin Community Library Expansion Project: You Can Now Donate Online!

The East Berlin Community Library is expanding, and there is an easy way to now donate online! Share the following link with as many Friends, coworkers, and strangers as possible! All you need is a few dollars and a love of libraries and the important work that we do on a daily basis. Thanks for your help in turning our dream into a reality! Share the link on Facebook, through email, or just by giving out the website address. We appreciate all of the support from the Community thus far!

To donate online, please use the following link:


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Our New Library…

The Board of Trustees and Staff of the East Berlin Community Library is excited to formally announce our plans for our Capital Campaign for the expansion and renovation of the East Berlin Community Library. Please click on the big picture below to find out why we need a newly expanded library in East Berlin, how much the new library will cost, and how your family can participate to turn our dream into reality!

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