VFW board member Matt Williams, of Old Forge, drinks water from a gallon jug to try to keep cool at the event.
John Makowski, 5, of Nanticoke, right, and John Rodriguez, 6, of Scranton, try to keep cool in the misting tent as temperatures prompted the National Weather Service to issue an excessive heat warning.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1227 held Bacon and BBQ: Smoked in the Valley on July 20 at the post home in Duryea. The inaugural event featured bacon and barbecue items from several restaurants, food trucks and vendors.
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