Bethlehem Press

Sunday, July 21, 2019
An old post office sign used in Hellertown which dates back to the late 1800s on loan from the Hellertown Historical Society. An old post office sign used in Hellertown which dates back to the late 1800s on loan from the Hellertown Historical Society.
Old photos on display outlining postal delivery in Hellertown which began in the first half of the 1800s. Also included were newspaper articles from 1969 about the opening of the current Delaware Avenue location. Old photos on display outlining postal delivery in Hellertown which began in the first half of the 1800s. Also included were newspaper articles from 1969 about the opening of the current Delaware Avenue location.
Displayed were various items from the post office archives including several letter box locks used throughout the years. Displayed were various items from the post office archives including several letter box locks used throughout the years.
The ceremony opened with the Pledge of Allegiance that was led by Cub Scout Troop 319 from Hellertown. The ceremony opened with the Pledge of Allegiance that was led by Cub Scout Troop 319 from Hellertown.
Lower Saucon Council President Priscilla DeLeon shakes hands with Hellertown Postmaster Joe DiRusso while Lower Saucon Councilman George Gress holds an honorary recognition given to DiRusso. Lower Saucon Council President Priscilla DeLeon shakes hands with Hellertown Postmaster Joe DiRusso while Lower Saucon Councilman George Gress holds an honorary recognition given to DiRusso.
Hellertown Postmaster Joe DiRusso gives a speech to the many in attendance. DiRusso was awarded several honorary recognitions from local, state and congressional offices. Hellertown Postmaster Joe DiRusso gives a speech to the many in attendance. DiRusso was awarded several honorary recognitions from local, state and congressional offices.
PRESS PHOTOS BY MARK KIRLINJessica O’Donnell from the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce has some of the local officials in attendance line up in anticipation of the ribbon cutting ceremony. PRESS PHOTOS BY MARK KIRLINJessica O’Donnell from the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce has some of the local officials in attendance line up in anticipation of the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Hellertown’s Postmaster Joe DiRusso and his wife are pictured during the ribbon cutting ceremony. Hellertown’s Postmaster Joe DiRusso and his wife are pictured during the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Hellertown Post office marks 50th

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by Mark Kirlin Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

WIth a ribbon-cutting and light refreshments, officials celebrated 50th anniversary of the 660 Delaware Avenue Post Office April 17.

The festivities were open to the public, and Hellertown Postmaster Joe DiRusso received several honorary recognitions from governmental officials. In honor of the milestone, the building was festooned with artifacts of the borough’s postal delivery history, which dates back to the early1800s.

Items on display included photos, newspaper articles, locks, letter box receipts and a very special sign on loan from the Hellertown Historical Society.