A rain-soaked forecast for Trick or Treat night caused some anxiety for local parents in the days leading up to the event. Ultimately, the weather turned out to be dry–and exceptionally mild–between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m., but as a precaution, large indoor Trick or Treat events were planned in and around Hellertown, possibly for the first time.
A Halloween at the Post Office event that was to have been held outdoors–which itself was a byproduct of last month’s Saucon Valley Spirit Parade’s cancellation due to rain–was moved inside the truck bays at Dewey Fire Co. No. 1, where hundreds of costumed children and adults headed to collect some of the 500 pounds of sugary treats which were to have been distributed during the parade at the post office’s candy refill station.
Others gathered at the American Legion and the Springtown Volunteer Fire Co., which also opened their doors in light of the dire weather forecasts for Oct. 31.
Some communities like Easton postponed their Trick or Treat nights altogether, but after dealing with complaints in recent years about the fact that the event was NOT being held on Halloween night, local officials remained resolute and declared that it would go on in the Saucon Valley “rain or shine.”
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