Small Town Fun at Biggest Ever Hellertown-Lower Saucon Community Day

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A record number of vendors–nearly 100 in all–combined with beautiful if humid weather to make for another nearly-perfect Hellertown-Lower Saucon Community Day Saturday in Dimmick Park.

Food, live music, demonstrations and the dedication of the Hellertown Adopt-a-Bush campaign’s sign were just a few of the highlights of the fun-filled day.

Check out our photos to see if Saucon Source saw you at this year’s event!

Photos by Chris Christian

Decisions, decisions… It was a hot day, which meant ice cream was much in demand.

Anna DiMaio, who with her family owns DiMaio’s Italian Ristorante & Pizzeria in the borough, is always ready to serve you with a smile. DiMaio’s pizza at the Dimmick Park pavilion has become a true Hellertown-Lower Saucon Community Day tradition.

Saucon Valley Karate students under the discipleship of Master Phil Geiter, at left, demonstrate form, technique and discipline in front of the Dimmick Park bandshell.

Many dogs were in attendance at Hellertown-Lower Saucon Community Day, which appropriately enough is held during the “dog days of summer.”

The Yardumian family of Hellertown enjoys a pizza snack at the pavilion.

A well-known resident of Hellertown’s Mountainview neighborhood, Joe Delfoe brought his pup to Community Day.

It was hot out, but never too hot to hug a furry friend.

Hellertown junior borough councilman Noah Kates, 16, had a booth at Community Day to promote his Hellertown Tree Project. Kates hopes to plant nearly 100 trees at the Rt. 412 interchange on I-78, which is considered by many to be a gateway to the borough. He has set a fundraising goal of $5,000 to pay for the trees, their planting and related costs.

Cub Scout Pack 349 sold their always-popular jerky sticks, which come in an eye-popping variety of flavors.

The Hellertown Area Library’s new book bike, “Wheelie,” was on display at the library’s Community Day booth. HAL is the first library in the area to have a book bike, which is being used to bring reading material to children in local neighborhoods.

Saucon Valley Massage Therapy owner Westley Morris introduces a Community Day visitor to the healing power of massage.

Nothing says summer like fresh corn on the cob.

The littlest visitor at Hellertown-Lower Saucon Community Day.

Noelle Kramer of the Hellertown Area Library dons a Clifford hat as she helps show off the library’s new book bike.

The Hellertown Area Library has an annual tradition of giving away books at Community Day and 2019 was no exception. Visitors to the HAL booth were able to choose from among a large assortment of free reading material. The Friends of the HAL were also on hand to help promote their newly-launched Paving the Way Brick Fundraiser. Donors can purchase a memorial brick in support of a courtyard renovation project.

Riley Craig and her mom, Chrissy, had a table at Community Day to help raise money for Riley’s foster kitten adoption organization. Follow Riley on Instagram (@rileys_rescue) to learn more about adopting a local kitten or making a donation.

With temperatures close to 90 degrees, home heating likely wasn’t the first thing on many peoples minds, but Bucks Run Oil owners Fred and Rachel Magargal had a busy day at Community Day nevertheless. The Lower Saucon Township-based family business handed out coupons to new and existing customers as well as t-shirts. Kids were able to touch the gleaming Bucks Run Oil truck and at the end of the day the Magargals held raffles in which they gave away 150 gallons of heating oil.

Hellertown Borough Manager Cathy Hartranft and her husband, Rick Hartranft.

Heintzelman Funeral Home owner and Hellertown mayor David Heintzelman was someone many people wanted face-time with at Community Day.

Dewey Fire Co. No. 1 put their slogan “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” into practice at Community Day, where they had giveaways for community members. The 121-year-old fire company is entirely made up of volunteers.

Lower Saucon Fire Rescue’s gleaming equipment was a big draw for both young and old at Community Day.

Can cats camp? Apparently they can if they’re at Hellertown-Lower Saucon Community Day. These fortunate felines took in the festivities from their very own mesh dome shelter, thoughtfully positioned under a shade tree. Inside it they had water, food, toys and a soft blanket.

It’s not all work when you’re a junior firefighter. Sometimes you still get to be a kid.

Locally-produced products were available for purchase at Hellertown-Lower Saucon Community Day. Pictured are Hippie Momma Soap Co. and SimpliciTea Co., which also has a booth at the Saucon Valley Farmers’ Market in Hellertown.

Many local churches including Christ Lutheran Hellertown had booths at Hellertown-Lower Saucon Community Day.

Kindred Spirits Books & Gifts owner June Rose brought a new age sensibility as well as many unique products to Community Day with her booth.

As always, the Hellertown Lions hot dog wagon was a much-visited dining destination at Community Day. And who could say ‘no’ to the sweetest hot dog saleswoman in Hellertown, aka JoAnna Matey?

The DiMaio’s crew was all smiles.

Local band Hold On Howard rocked the Dimmick Park stage as Community Day’s closing act.

A dedication ceremony for the Adopt-a-Bush “Hellertown” sign in front of the Dimmick Park bandshell was held during Community Day, with many donors present for it.

Tammy Fenstermacher and Bill Mills of Saucon Valley Insurance Services had a Community Day booth with basket raffles, balloons, tattoos for the little ones and giveaways for adults. (Photo credit: Josh Popichak)

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