Sunday, Feb. 7, is National Send a Card to a Friend Day. It’s also the day of the big game, and with so many of us spending Super Bowl game day apart from the friends we usually cheer with, I think this national day falls perfectly this year.

While you can’t quite eat, drink and celebrate your team’s win or loss with your football pals this year, you can send them a card — virtual or real — to celebrate your friendship. Send a card to let them know you’ll be watching the game with them from afar, or a card with your favorite game day recipe in it.

Cards are becoming a lost art, only sent around the holidays or for a birthday or other special occasion. But sending one out of the blue is such a wonderful, tangible way to show someone you’re thinking about them and that you care for them.

So pick up a few cards next time you’re out so you have them on hand for the next card holiday, or rummage through your card box and get one out in the mail today. You might just make someone’s day.

Council news

The next Hughestown Council meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the borough building. Masks must be worn and attendees must practice social distancing.

Council reminds residents to be mindful when shoveling and to not shovel snow onto the road. This creates hazards for motorists.

Fire company pizza sale

Hughestown Fire Company is holding its annual pizza and homemade clam chowder sale. The sale starts at noon Wednesday, Feb. 17, and will then be held every Friday of Lent. Pickup is from noon to 6 p.m. Trays of pizza are $10 each and come unbaked. Chowder is $10 a pint.

EMS Drive

It is once again that time of year when the Hughestown Hose Company EMS Division reaches out to local residents for their financial support.

With an EMS membership subscription, Hughestown Hose Company’s EMS Division is providing you with a 60% discount for any remaining expenses incurred after insurance billing. This discount should prevent you from paying large, out-of-pocket expenses in the event of a medical emergency. The hose company has worked closely with many of their mutual aid ambulance providers to include them in your subscription drive too.

Please take a minute and complete the donation stub you recently received in the mail and return your membership form and payment to the Hughestown Hose Company no later than March 31 to secure your membership.

Keep your membership receipt for your records, as this identifies you as a subscriber to these emergency medical services. Remember, your EMS membership covers not just you, but also your family and any of your guests in the event of a medical emergency.

Trash and recycling

Newspaper and cardboard are collected Monday. Tuesday is glass and plastic collection and Wednesday is ash.

Council reminds residents styrofoam is not allowed with recycling. Instead, it should be included with garbage. No shredded paper or plastic bags should be included in recycling. Shredded paper should be included with your regular garbage.

There is a 30-pound limit on all bins, including ashes. Boxes for recycling must be broken down and newspapers go in a brown bag or in a bin to be picked up. All recyclables must be clean and rinsed and jars must be empty.

Condolences

Council sends its condolences to the family of Sharon Herbert for their loss. Council’s thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kayleigh DeMace writes about Hughestown every week. To list an item, email kdemace@pittstonprogress.com or call 570-821-2004 by 5 p.m. Monday.

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