EAST BERLIN FOUNDER’S DAY COMMITTEE
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.