Stay Safe While Trick-or-Treating in Saucon Valley Sunday

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To help local Trick-or-Treaters stay safe on Sunday, when Trick-or-Treat will be held in Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township from 3 to 5 p.m., the Lower Saucon Township Police Department has shared the following safety tips via their Crimewatch website.

Before you Trick-or-Treat door-to-door, stop by the Saucon Source office at 656 Main St., First Floor, for a treat/snack and to meet publisher Josh Popichak at our special ‘Treat-iversary’ open house. Sunday, Oct. 28 is the fourth anniversary of the launch of, which has grown to become one of the most-read independent online news sources in the area.

During Trick-or-Treat the Hellertown Historical Society will also have open the 1872 jail it owns on Laubach Alley, which volunteers have recently restored.

Volunteers will be on hand to give out treats and talk about the one-room stone building behind the 600 block of Main Street, between Penn Street and the Silver Creek.

The weather forecast for Sunday afternoon in Hellertown calls for cloudy skies with a high in the low 50s. There is a slight chance of showers after 2 p.m. There is no Trick-or-Treat rain date.

Halloween Safety Tips

  • Avoid trick or treating alone. Walk in groups or with an adult.
  • Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
  • Wear fluorescent or brightly-colored costumes.
  • Only walk on sidewalks or on the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks whenever possible.
  • Hold a flashlight while trick or treating to help you see others and others to see you.
  • Always WALK and DO NOT run from house to house.
  • Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.
  • DO NOT enter homes unless you are with an adult. Only visit well lit houses.
  • DO NOT accept rides from strangers.
  • Take all treats home and let your parents inspect them before eating.
  • Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating any homemade treats.

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