APRIL 2018


Log House Tours - The Historic Commission will be conducting FREE tours of the Log House on Sunday, April 8 from 1pm - 4pm. Stop in and learn all about this little gem of Downingtown history.

Readers on the Run 5k - Registration is still open for the 2018 Readers on the Run 5k on April 21. This event benefits the Downingtown Library. (more info)

RX Drug Take Back Event - The Borough will again be participating in the DEA's National RX Drug Take Back Event on Saturday, April 28 from 10am - 2pm at the Downingtown Police Station. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Take-Back Day is a national initiative, conducted in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), aimed at encouraging the public to dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs that are prone to abuse and theft.

Nite at the Races - Tickets are now available for this year's Nite at the Races, presented by The Good Neighbor Christmas Committee. The event will be held on May 19. Have a fun night out while helping raise money for additions to the new Christmas Tree! For more information, please visit their website at dtownchristmas.com


The Chester County Fire Chiefs Association (CCFCA) has launched a new volunteer recruitment and awareness campaign to promote the importance of volunteerism and encourage residents to become a firefighter, fire police, EMT, junior firefighter or administrative volunteer. Click here for info.

The Downingtown Fire Department consists of two fire companies, the Alert Fire Company No. 1 and the Minquas Fire Company No. 2. The DFD consists of over 130 dedicated men and women volunteering their time to serve the community, risking their lives providing fire and rescue services along with Basic (BLS) and Advance (ALS) Life Support ambulance services. Those interested in joining can visit their respective websites for more information. Alert FC (click here). Minquas FC (click here).

Upcoming Events (The full list can be found on the EVENTS page of our website here.)

Saturday, April 14

  • Kids Free Fishing Rodeo at Kerr Park sponsored by Brandywine Trout & Conservation Club (more info)

Saturday, April 21

Saturday, April 21

  • Shred Event at HSM America, 419 Boot Rd. (more info)

Saturday, April 28

  • National RX Drug Take Back Event - 10am - 2pm at the Downingtown Police Department

Downingtown Farmers Market - April 14 and 29, Kerr Park. 10am - Noon. For more info, visit: www.growingrootspartners.com/downingtown

Borough Council News

Council News

  • The next Borough Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 4 at 7pm. The agenda for this meeting will be posted on April 2. Click here to view.

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Borough of Downingtown
4 W. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335