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Arts Board
Berks County > Municipalities > Muhlenberg Township
Arts Board
Board Members
Joan Vogel – Chairman
Barbara Mills- Vice Chairman
Ann Barlet, Paul Henry,
Barry Sensenig
Elisabeth Ledig
Arts Board Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at 5401 Leesport Avenue at 6:30 PM.

 Muhlenberg Art Gallery

The Arts Board continues to display local artist’s work on a monthly basis at the Muhlenberg Township Building. Featured Artist Schedule for the coming months are:

Sept. Ken Kline, Paintings

Oct. Lew Runkle, Paintings

Nov. Marie Kasper, Paintings

Dec. wRichard Koch, Paintings

Muhlenberg Community Chorus Holiday Concert

This year’s Holiday presentation will feature a "BRASSY" Muhlenberg Community Chorus with horns, handbells and chimes. Our recipe starts with seasonal favorites like Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and Toyland; add a few new arrangements of carols with brass and handbell accompaniment; stir in Holiday songs from Hollywood films - Baby It’s Cold Outside and White Christmas, and expect to have an afternoon of non-fattening sweets. Come - enjoy the festivities!

Saturday, Dec. 14

(snow date Dec. 15)

Grace Alsace Church

2 to 3:30 p.m.


       Halloween and Holiday House Decorating Contests


The Muhlenberg Arts Board judged the various houses that registered for the Halloween House Decorating Contest on Sunday night from 6:30 to 9PM.  Congratulations to the winners listed below. 

Fall Harvest:  Terry and Natalie Rohrbach of 4522 8th Ave. in Temple  

Most Haunting:  Marilyn Curz of 3320 Rosedale Ave in Laureldale

Whimsical/ Creative:  4332 Danor Dr. in Reading

Most Contemporary:  Mcilvee family of 3449 Earl St. in Laureldale


The Arts Board will once again be sponsoring two holiday related House Decorating Contests; one at Halloween and one at Christmas. The top winners in each contest and categories will win gift cards, while others will receive certificates. So start planning your decorations for this year’s contests. We hope to promote the ghoulish times of the Halloween season as well as the sparkling of lights and wreaths for the Holiday season. Register now for this fun event.

Rules of the Contest:

1) All contestants must live within the Muhlenberg School District. The District may be divided into zones if the number of entries is high.

2) All decorating must be done by the homeowner, not a professional decorator.

3) Entry deadline is Oct. 18 at 12 noon for the Halloween contest and judging will occur on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.. Entry deadline is Dec. 13 at 12 noon for the Holiday contest and judging will occur on Sunday, Dec. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. by the Arts Board. Homeowners are encouraged to designate in what category they would like to be considered, but the Arts Board has the right to reassign the category.

Halloween Contest:

Whimsical/Creative – display has hand designed elements; moving decorations; use of music.

Holiday Spirit - display includes most or all aspects of home and yard.

Haunting – display has a scary or ghoulish theme.

Fall/Harvest - display exhibits colors and items indicative of the fall season.

Contemporary - display has a creative use of inflatables.

Holiday Contest:

Whimsical/Creative – display has hand designed elements; moving decorations; use of music.

Holiday Spirit - display includes all or most aspects of home and yard.

Classic/ Nostalgic – displays utilizes traditional elements in decorating.

Contemporary - display has a creative uses of inflatables.

4) To enter simply call 610-929-1503 and state that you want to enter the house contest and leave your name, address and phone number, and in what category you are entering OR you could email

5) Winners will be notified by either Oct. 23 or Dec. 18 and a photo of their home will be posted on the Township website and/or in the winter edition of the Township News.

6) All contestants grant Muhlenberg Township the nonexclusive right to use a photo of their decorated home, as well as their name and address in the Township’s Recreation News, the website, and/or future promotional materials.