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On this Easter Sunday, I want to wish you all a very happy Easter!

The weather has been warming and summer is coming nearer each day, but we’re celebrating spring and rebirth (in both religion and in nature) today. While it’s easy to get ahead of ourselves and plan our summer vacations to the beach, as always, remember to enjoy this time — this day — with your friends and family.

On the other hand, if you’re reading this a day early, the Hughestown Lions club is holding its annual Easter egg hunt at noon, Saturday, April 15, at the Hughestown pavilion.

There will be candy, prizes, goodies, and fun for the whole family! Reading the paper a day early has its perks, huh?

Enjoy the hunt!

Cooley’s Anemia Foundation Care Walk

The fifth annual Cooley’s Anemia Foundation’s Care Walk fundraiser will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at St. Joseph Marello Parish.

The Care Walk will raise funds to fight thalassemia, a rare genetic blood disorder.

The event is organized annually by Kristy DeRome Gomberg, of Hughestown.

Donations can be made in the form of gift baskets, gift cards or money. There are different levels of donorship, and any donation will help make the event a success. Deadline for donations is Friday, April 21.

Anyone wishing to make donations or get involved in the care walk should contact Kristy at 570-510-2489 or email

Council news

Special thanks to everyone who supported the homemade clam chowder sale at the Hughestown Hose Company fundraiser, as well as those who supported St. Peter’s Lutheran Church’s poppy seed and nut roll sale. The events were a success!

Special thanks to Carolyn and Pam for their help with the nut roll sale.

Council is very happy to have the borough’s new trucks delivered and on hand. The old trucks will be advertised for bids in local papers in the coming weeks.

Grass collection

Grass will be collected throughout the borough starting Wednesday, April 19.

Warm wishes

Council sends happy birthday wishes to Robert Kaluasavage Jr., April 15, and Councilman Steve Golya, April 18.

Council also sends happy anniversary wishes to Sandy and Tony Grieco, April 19; Mackenzie Gable and her spouse, April 20; Secretary Tres Angela Acierno and her spouse, April 20; Michael Antal and his spouse, April 22; Councilman Bob Gable and his spouse, April 22; and Councilman Bob Gable and his spouse, April 23.

Hughestown cleanup

The 2017 Hughestown cleanup will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 22, which is Earth Day.

Volunteers will help with cleanup on Rock, Center, Parsonage and Laurel streets and at Robert Yaple Memorial Park.

Anyone wishing to help out with this effort is asked to contact Marie Griglock at 570-655-2626.

Eagle Scout project

Local Eagle Scout Jerry Carlson will do some clean ing in the Robert Yaple Memorial Park as part of his Eagle project.

Jerry Carlson will replace some mulch in the park area, spruce up the park sign, do some leaf removal, and make some improvements to the veterans memorial sign by the borough building.

Councilman Steve Golya and the Eagle Scouts will help out with this project, as well.

Community yard sale

Hughestown Park and Recreation Committee will once again hold its annual community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3.

Households wishing to participate and sell can either join in at the borough building near the pavilion for $10 per space or at their homes for $5.

Contact Mary Ann Quick at 570-654-5763 or Mary Golya at 570-655-4552 to participate and let them know if you would like a sign.

The sale is going to be here before you know it, so call and sign up now! The public is invited to participate.

Picnic in the Park

Hughestown Picnic in the Park will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 15. There will be a lot of games for the children and delicious food for everyone, all at no cost!

Kayleigh DeMace writes about Hughestown every week for Greater Pittston Progress. To include an item in her column, email or call 570-821-2004 by 5 p.m. Monday.