New borough members sword in
Mayor David Heintzelman swore in new part time police officer Andrew Konig June 17. Konig’s family and friends stood with him along with Chief of Police Robert Shupp and Corporal John Donato.
Heintzelman said he was pleased that so many of family attended and thanked all of them for being there. Another swearing in ceremony was performed by Mayor Heintzelman for Junior Council member Noah Kates. Kates was joined by his Mom at the front during the oath. Kates will be serving his role during the summer months.
In other business, Hellertown Chief of Police Robert Shupp announced Hellertown will be hosting a National Night Out event again this year. According to Shupp, it will take place at Dimmick Park on Tuesday August 6th between the hours of 5pm and 8pm and is free to the public. The following departments will be participating: Lower Saucon Township Police and Hellertown Police along with Dewey, Lower Saucon Fire & Rescue and Steel City Fire Departments. This year’s event will include DJ – Sonic Entertainment, bike rodeo for ages 3-12, face painting, jumbo moon bounce, police cars, children’s fingerprinting, fire trucks, ambulances, giant soccer darts inflatable, fire knock-down house, Sparky the Fire Dog, PA National Guard, Bethlehem Police Department Accelerant Dog Demo, fish pond, Balloon Designs by Holly Prescott, tug of war between police and fire departments, refreshments, ice cream, rock climbing wall. The entire event is funded by public donations from residents and businesses. According to the flyer posted by the Hellertown Police department, if you or your company is interested in becoming a sponsor of the event, please contact Chief Thomas Barndt at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chief Robert Shupp at email@example.com. The National Night Out event takes place across the United States and is designed to generate support and raise awareness in crime prevention and to build relationships between police and fire departments with local citizens in an effort to keep communities safe.