Bear Fever
Bear Gallery
Become Involved
Useful Links
To develop cohesiveness and community spirit through participation in this unique artistic project.
About Us Bear Fever Map News & Events
Official Bear Fever bear by Graber Lettering
Contact Us
Bear Gallery

Lady Auxiliary of the Friendship Hook and Ladder Fire Company—Standing





  • Jeff Graber
    Graber Letterin', Inc.
    58 Schoolhouse Road
    Boyertown, PA 19512
    Showroom Hours:
    9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Saturday Morning by Appointment


  • Ladies Auxiliary of the Friendship Hook and Ladder Fire Company
    10 Warwick Street
    Boyertown, PA 19512

About the Sponsor:

Ladies Auxiliary of Boyertown’s Friendship Hook and Ladder Fire Company will celebrate their 50th Anniversary and recently added a standing Lady Bear to the Bear Fever community arts project.

The Ladies Auxiliary of Boyertown’s Friendship Hook and Ladder Company, comprised of over 250 members, has hosted Bingo games every week at the fire company for over 50 years to help fund projects and equipment for the “Hookies” fire company, fire police, the junior fireman program, as well as community organizations including Multi-Service, the Salvation Army, ambulance companies, and the Red Cross. In addition, the group has contributed funds toward refurbishing the community’s Christmas lights and several playgrounds and looks to assist the company in replacing the 20-year-old dishwasher.

Each week the group awards prizes to Bingo winners purchased at Brooks Meat Market. Prizes include grocery items and staples such as items such as paper towels.

To celebrate their 50th anniversary, the group will unveil their own Bear Fever bear created by artist Jeff Graber of Graber Letterin’, and features the company’s colors: maroon and gold. The group began in 1964 as part of Boyertown’s Centennial celebration.

The group meets monthly; there are @ 30-40 active members—male and female—who participate in gatherings throughout the year: an annual picnic, birthday celebration, an anniversary banquet in October, a Christmas banquet, and occasional bus trips. Forty-two people attended the 2012 picnic, according to charter member Mary Stetler.

About the Artist

Jeff Graber, a 1987 Boyertown graduate, learned advertising design and commercial art skills at Berks Career & Technology Center. Then, after working for different sign shops, he launched his business in 1992.

Jeff writes, "We provide the whole package for customers, from business cards to shirts, signs, banners and vehicles, to create a consistent image for their companies. We also do lettering for race cars."

Since 1992...
...Graber Letterin' has been creating high quality custom signage for businesses and the general public. The early years included lettering many race cars while at the same time we developed a reputation for providing many local business with high quality vehicle graphics, signage, and logo designs. While we still do race cars in our shop each year, it is our commercial vehicle graphics and signage divisions that have grown the most with the number of business related vehicles lettered each year having reached over a hundred. Graber Letterin', however, is not just a sign shop or vehicle lettering business. In addition to signs, banners, and vehicle graphics, we also offer imprinted apparel and stationery services like business cards and business forms to help you promote your company or organization in a very professional manner.

We are a design house. When you need a professional image, our designers can help you create that image. "When Image Counts" is not just a catch phrase with us. We take your image seriously and we are in position to provide top notch professional designs to help you promote your business and or organization. Establishing a distinguished look is so important in the maturity process of your business. For many years Graber Letterin' has been helping companies create their image with the development of unique, classy, and easily identifiable logos.

Graber Letterin' is a full service custom sign company specializing in a variety of services for business, industry and the general public. Since 1992 we have been serving Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery and Bucks County with the highest in quality graphics and logo design. Conveniently located just off Route 73 in the beautiful Oley Valley area of Earl Township, we are centrally located allowing our customers easy access to our showrooms.

Graber Letterin takes pride in the professionalism and quality that goes into all of our work. This is passed along to our customers which in turn is then reflected by the amount of repeat business from the clientele we serve.Commercial truck and vehicle lettering, banners, ornamental signs, decals, screen printing, and imprinted apparel are just a few of the services available to meet your image needs.