Note: This story has been updated with additional information provided by the Hellertown Historical Society.
A beloved Hellertown tradition–the annual children’s Easter Egg Hunt in Dimmick Park–will continue this year thanks to volunteers from the Hellertown Historical Society, who borough council members Monday said stepped up to run the event after the organization that formerly organized it for many years disbanded in January.
The egg hunt was formerly organized by the Saucon Valley Jaycees, which became the Lehigh Valley Area AMBUCS two years ago.
Council president Tom Rieger said historical society members agreed to take over responsibility for the event “on short notice” and thus requested a donation of $250 to help pay for it this year.
Council unanimously approved the donation and borough manager Cathy Hartranft said she expected Lower Saucon Township Council would also be asked to contribute $250 toward the cost of the egg hunt this year only.
The egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. sharp on Saturday, April 15, Rieger said.
Historical society president Stacie Torkos confirmed Tuesday that there will be different age groups for the egg hunt this year.
“Some former Jaycees/Ambucs volunteers who helped in the past will be helping again and showing us the way along,” she said. “Also some Relay for Life volunteers will be helping us. HHS is organizing and managing it but want to mention them.”