It seems like a perennially popular Halloween-time question in this area: When should Trick-or-Treat be held?
Some local residents say they would prefer that it be held on Oct. 31, i.e. Halloween night, while others argue it should be held on the afternoon of the Sunday before Halloween.
Sunday afternoon Trick-or-Treat was the longstanding tradition in Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township until several years ago, when it was decided that the event should coincide with Trick-or-Treat in neighboring Bethlehem.
Bethlehem and many other Lehigh Valley communities have long scheduled Trick-or-Treat for 6-8pm on the Friday before Halloween.
And like it or not, that's when it will be held in Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township this year.
The rationale for the change to Friday night in the Saucon Valley was to help prevent 'double-dipping' by overeager children, some of whom were reportedly descending upon Hellertown neighborhoods the Sunday after they had collected candy in their home municipalities.
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