There are many events throughout the year in Glen Rock.
Check back often so you know what is happening in your community, and take part in the activities!
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Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society: Usually meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month (third Tuesday in Dec, 2012) on the second floor of the People’s Bank building. Doors open at 6:30 for those that want to look around the museum and the meeting starts at 7:30. Topics vary each month with guest speakers. They also host several events each year to highlight Glen Rock’s history. The museum is also open on the second Sunday of the month from 2-4:00pm. Check thier website for more information: www.grhps.org.
Glen Rock Recreation Board Summer Playground Program: will be held at the Glen Rock Community Park beginning July 14, 2013 through July 28th, every Monday through Thursday mornings, 9:30 AM—12 Noon. Children who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade are eligible to attend. The program is free to pre-registered*** children residing in the 17327 zip code.
**Pre-registration will be held at the Hufnagel Public Library on the following dates: Wednesday, June 12, 6 to 8 p.m.; Thursday, June 20, 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday, July 1, 6 to 8 p.m. A parent must be present to register their child. A fee of $20 per child will be incurred if not pre-registered. A child residing outside the 17327 zip code will be charged $5 per day and a $20 fee if not pre-registred.
Glen Rock Hose & Ladder has fundraising events throughout the year. From breakfasts and BBQs to car shows and train displays there is a lot going on. Check their website for details: GRFD Events
Downtown / Stream Clean-up: Each spring in late April or early May, residents and community organizations gather in the center of town to help clean-up the downtown area and the South Branch Codorus Creek that goes through the center of town. A lot of help is needed for this Spring cleaning of our borough. Please help if you can. This will be held on April 27th, 2013. The event starts at the Water Street parking lot from 8am to around 1pm. Bring tools please! There will also be a plant and seed swap. Bring your unwanted plants and seeds to swap with others! Goodies and snacks will be provided by Wetzel’s Market and Mignano Brothers. Click here for more: Clean the Stream 2013.
Street Sweeping / Leaf Cleanup:
Spring Street Sweeping is May 15 and 16th.
Fall leaf clean-up will be TBD. If it is raining on pick-up day, leaf collection will begin the next dry day. Leaves should not be in bags. Rake leaves to the curb.
Every Christmas the Glen Rock Carolers sing carols throughout the borough from midnight until morning. This tradition began in 1848 and has continued uninterrupted since then. The carolers, a group of 50+ men, sing in three-part harmony and are accompanied by instruments, currently trumpets and trombones. Most of the carols sung are old English or old American and are not commonly heard anymore; only three carols have been added since 1900. The carolers themselves are recognized by their distinctive uniform consisting of gray high hats, greatcoats, gloves, and multi-color scarves. A concert given at 11 PM on Christmas Eve regularly attracts a crowd of around 1,000. The public is also welcome to follow the carolers as they trek through the borough.
Street Fair & Fireworks: The Glen Rock Street Fair was canceled for 2011 & 2012. We need volunteers to organize this event in the future. Contact to Borough Office to volunteer.
Town Hall Meeting: Hosted by the Friends of the Library, this is your chance to interact with your borough Council in an informal setting. There is one meeting in the Spring and one in the Fall. The next meeting will be scheduled in the Spring at 7 pm in the library. Dates will be posted once they are announced.