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Rader’s Bonanza Brewmaster Bear - Walking

On Sale Now! Building a Better Boyertown's Pictorial Tour Through the History of Boyertown, released October 23, 2006, offers lovers of Boyertown a glimpse into the past .Books are available in assorted locations around Boyertown..
Bonanza employees and Bear Fever fans include Travis Digman, Jessica Hoppel, Tiffany Griffith, Jessica Hanley, Nikole Ackley, and Alyssa Fronheiser

Rufus Erb snaps a photograph of "Book-ish."
Many of the photographs on the bear are also included in BBB's pictorial history book, A Pictorical Tour
Through the History of Boyertown.

Bear Fever's newest bear made a brief
appearance with artists Diane, Chris, and Kaitlin Dietz on October 23, 2006, the debut of Building a Better Boyertown's book Pictorial Tour Through the History of Boyertown. Daughter Aleah contributed to the artistry of the bear but was not available for the family photograph.
Gary and Denise Christman. Denise owns and manages Bonanza Restaurant, co-sponsor for Book-ish.
Visit the bear and co-sponsor Denise Christman inside Bonanza Restaurant and offer a name for him or her.
Visit the bear and co-sponsor Denise Christman inside Bonanza Restaurant and offer a name for him or her.
Visit the bear and co-sponsor Denise Christman inside Bonanza Restaurant and offer a name for him or her.
This picturesque bear was decorated with postcards and photographs from the collection of co-sponsor Henry Stetler of Rader Company. Denise Christman, owner of Bonanza Restaurant, The face was painted
by Ed Luterior known as The Fishpainter.


1. Chris, Diane, Kaitlin and Aleah Dietz, decoupage
CD's Place
North Reading Avenue
Boyertown , PA 19512

2. Ed Luterio, painter
30 Stafford Square
Boyertown , PA 19512

3.Postcards provided from the collection of Henry Stetler


  1. 1. Rader Company
    Henry Stetler
    191 County Line Road
    Boyertown , PA 19512
    610-367-8192 (Brewmaster)
  2. 2. Bonanza Restaurant
    Denise Christman
    173 Holly Road
    Boyertown , PA 19512

About the Artists:

The Bonanza Bear had several creators. The face and feet were painted by Ed Luteria, known as The Fishpainter. Ed began the decoupage process for the debut of the Bear Fever bears in May 2005. He was featured in the TriCounty Chamber's booklet titled “ Boyertown , Pennsylvania , A Special Kind of Place” published in the summer of 2006.

Following his appearance in the booklet, he was presented to the Dietz family of CD's Place and completed in October 2006. The Bonanza Bear was created by the Dietz family (Chris, Diane, Aleah, and Kaitlin) in October 2006 using an extensive collection of antique Boyertown postcards supplied by Henry Stetler.  Many of these cards had postmarks from the early 1900's. The postcards were copied and enlarged in black and white and applied to the bear to fashion a collage.  The overlapping pictures create an interesting counterpoint of gray tones

The inspiration for the bear came from Chris' restaurant, CD's Place - affectionately known as "The Cup" - which is located at 237 N. Reading Ave. in Boyertown.  He and Diane did the counters and tables in a similar style using copies of their album collection and concert ticket stubs.  Aleah, who did some of the painting on the bear, painted the "mural of musicians" in the restaurant.  She has also been commissioned to do custom murals in people's homes.  Kaitlin, who also helped on the project, designed the menu covers for CD's Place and is also interested in art.

Visit Bonanza Bear for a collage of Boyertown history.  Stop in at CD's Place for great food, a musical experience, and a glimpse into the artistry of the Dietz family.  Great things can happen when we let our creativity flow.