Hellertown Fireworks Tradition Saved by Community

Written by on June 29, 2020

Hellertown Fireworks Tradition Saved by Community

By Stephen Jiwanmall

June 29, 2020

Photo | Dewey Fire Co. Annual Carnival / Facebook. Provided by Stephen Jiwanmall / WLVR

The annual Dewey Fire Company carnival in Hellertown in mid-July is postponed due to COVID-19. But one part of the carnival will still happen, thanks to community support.

Dewey Fire Company’s annual carnival has been around for more than a century – and each year, it ends with fireworks. There’s no carnival this year but there will be fireworks.

Gail Nolf is the president of Dewey Fire Company.

“The community responded and said, ‘We’re here for you. What do you need? Where can we send it?’ I get goosebumps thinking of it,” said Nolf.

Nolf says residents and local businesses raised more than $10,000 in just the past two weeks. She says the firehouse will now easily hit their goal and save the rest for next year’s carnival budget.

“The way that this community stepped up and willingly financed this amazing event that has been in this community for so long, it’s almost beyond words.”

Nolf says they’re still working on a date. The fireworks will go off at Steel Club this year instead of Dimmick Park.


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