What’s popping up at the Saucon Valley Farmers’ Market in Hellertown this weekend? Among other things, popcorn! The market is open Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 409 Constitution Ave., Hellertown (next to the Hellertown Area Library).
Representatives from the volunteer fire companies and police departments that serve the Saucon Valley were on hand to be recognized at Boy Scout Troop 319’s annual Blue and Gold Dinner at New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lower Saucon Township Saturday, along with a scout who sold an amazing amount of popcorn as part of a fundraiser for the troop.
An 11-year-old Lower Saucon Township Cub Scout was honored recently for a truly remarkable achievement: door-to-door sales of more than $12,000 worth of microwaveable popcorn. Joey DiRusso could have fundraised even more money for Cub Scout Pack 319 had he not decided to help his little brother Frankie–who’s also a pack member–sell his popcorn and “get to second place,” his father Joe said. “He went out and sold with his brother and gave him the credits,” Joe Sr. said, becoming emotional as he shared the story of brotherly love with dozens of other cub scouts and parents who were gathered at New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lower Saucon Township Dec. 19 for an end-of-the-year awards ceremony and pizza party. Joe said his son’s goal after selling about $5,000 worth of popcorn last year was to double it this year, and stressed that “this is all him.”