January 6 , 2024: Things We "Heard" and Would Like To Share ...


by Lesley Misko    

BASH Football Pays Tribute, Sadly Shares News of Coach Bob Hillegas' Passing

"We are sad to announce that Coach Hillegas passed away on Wednesday January 5, surrounded by his family. 

Coach Hillegas was the Boyertown Varsity Football Coach from 1987 to 1994 and coached two championship football teams in 1989 and 1991. He was a longtime coach in the Boyertown School district coaching various levels of football, basketball, baseball and softball. 

He was a teacher first. A teacher of various sports but more importantly a teacher of life. At the end of every Friday night, win or lose, there was a lesson about life. He taught us that whether you are a current Bear, a future Bear, or a former Bear, you are part of the Bear Family. 

Coach will live on for a long time because the lessons he taught us we will pass down to the next generation who will pass them down. Our condolences to his wife Barbara, his sons Matt and Mike, and their families at this time. 

There will be a Visitation on Saturday January 13 at the Catagnus Funeral Home 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave. Gilbertsville, PA 19525 between 11 am and 2 pm."

School Counselors Make Opportunity Available to Boyertown Area Senior High (BASH) 11th Graders

Funky Frets Invites You To a Dolly Parton Sing-Along

"January 20th, clear your calendar and head to Boyertown for Dolly Parton’s Birthday Party hosted by Stellar House Gift Shop

1pm: Jack Kohler, a Dolly enthusiast will be leading a Dolly sing-along at Funky Frets. 

Jack is also an author and illustrator of multiple children’s storybooks. He will have them available that day if you’d like to purchase a book for the Book Drive.

Hang out all day for our regularly scheduled Uke Jam (2:30pm) and Open Mic (6pm).

Sixth Grade Student Creates Holiday Card

"Evi Frain, a 6th-grader at MSW, created this year’s holiday card.

Here is Evi’s artist statement:

'I created this candle to symbolize hope and warmth during the cold winter. After being inspired by a chalk pastel project with Mrs. Robbins, the NHUF art teacher, I decided to do a candle in this style. I really enjoyed working on this project and am really proud of the way it turned out.'

Evi had Mrs. Wagner as her elementary art teacher at BES. She is in 6th grade at MSW and just started art class with Mrs. Harner. She also takes private art lessons with Mrs. Robbins."

[All information and photos from Facebook.]

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Beautiful artwork Evi!  Congratulations to you and thank you to the school district for choosing this as the district's holiday card.  Thank you to Mrs. Robbins and Mrs. Harner for encouraging and working with the students of Boyertown School District.

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