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I can still remember dressing up for the school Halloween parade when I was little. Mostly because my mother took so many photos when I was young that the images have been embedded into my memory.

It was always the highlight of my year. To this day, Halloween is my favorite holiday. It’s more about making my own costume now than it was in the past, but some traditions still carry over from year to year.

For me, it means watching a trio of witch sisters as many times in one month as possible, carving a pumpkin (or two), making Halloween treats, and looking through old photos of Halloween parades.

Make these memories with the little ones in your life!

The Hughestown Lions Club will hold its annual Halloween parade and party at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. The parade will begin at Rock and Center streets, near the former corner store. The Lions Club wants everyone to know that this year, due to activities taking place at the church, the parade will not start in the parking lot of St. Peter’s Church.

The community is invited to join in the fun. The parade will proceed to the pavilion for costume judging and raffles.

This is the perfect chance to have some fun and spend some time creating unforgettable Halloween memories.

Collection schedule

Hughestown Borough Council wants to bring attention to some problems that have been occurring with the garbage and recyclable collections.

When garbage is collected on Thursday, no recyclables can be put out at the same time. Recyclables are being left on the street until the following Tuesday as a result. This creates a problem for neighbors and the borough.

The days for collection are: Mondays, cardboard and newspapers; Tuesday, commingled glass and plastic, Wednesday, grass and ashes.

Council asks residents to please cooperate with this schedule. Complaints have been received from residents about this problem.

Council urges residents to break down oversize items before they are placed out for recycling.

Council news

Bids are being taken for the trimming of branches near the monument. These overgrown branches have made the area dark and people are unable to see around it.

Council is also looking for someone to repair rain gutters on the borough building. If interested, please call 570-654-2061 and leave a message. They are hoping to have this completed before winter.

A solar light will be placed on the ramp closer to the door of the borough building. The other light has also been repaired.

A bid for the garbage collector in the borough will be advertised again. Forms will be available in the borough building for those interested.

A special council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the borough building for bids on garbage haulers.

Council suggests Pittston and Hughestown residents contact Pittston City representative for issues with late garbage collection. Unfortunately, Hughestown Council cannot assist any non-Hughestown residents.

Many compliments have been received regarding the soccer teams that use the Robert Yaple Memorial Park. Council assures residents that scheduling is being made in a way that accommodates everyone using the fields and roads. Council thanks everyone for their patience and understanding.

An audit has been handed in and approved by council. Ann Merlino presented the audit, which is available in the borough building.

Holiday gift and craft fair

Hughestown Park and Recreation Committee is pleased to announce its eighth annual holiday gift and craft fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Pittston Area Primary Center, 210 Rock St., Hughestown. Please note this is a new location for the event.

More than 60 vendors will be on hand with a wide variety of new and unique gift ideas for holiday shopping.

Catering will be provided by Chef’s Corner on Main. There will be a huge basket raffle and everyone through the door will receive a ticket for the door prize.

Kayleigh DeMace writes about Hughestown every week for Greater Pittston Progress. To include an item in her column, contact her at or 570-821-2004.