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Best costume winners at the Halloween party, above, from left, are Max Baldoni, Vivian Kutchkus and Brayden Quick with his parents, Scott and Brittany. At right, Emmie Evans was the witch decoration winner.

This weekend, Hughestown Hose Company No. 1 presents its first annual Thanksgiving Night at the Races!

The event is taking place from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. The cost to own a horse is $10 and admission at the door is a $3 donation. There will be plenty of beverages, food and basket raffles. You do not need to be present to win, but come out and enjoy a night of fun with your friends and family!

This event will be held at the fire station, 30 Center St. For information, please visit the Hughestown Emergency Services page on Facebook.

Check out what else is going on around town:

Council news

Council thanks everyone who helped make the Hughestown Craft and Gift Fair a success! Special thanks to Mary Golya, Cathy Golya, Marie Griglock, Carmen Ambrosino, Bernice Ambrosino, Samantha Purdy, Bri Smoke, Fred Roughledge, Hughestown chefs Frankie Ardo and Crystal Ardo.

Council assures residents the Hughestown fire trucks have been maintained to fit in every street in the borough. The fire company services 13 municipalities and the airport. The Hughestown Fire Company has a full staff on board 24 hours a day. Firefighters also help with code enforcement.

Many residents have had a chance to meet the new police chief, Jim Halford. He reminds residents to stop at stop signs and to be careful when driving in areas of school bus traffic. Citations will be given out, according to officer Rudy Navarro.

Council recently had a meeting regarding gas service in the borough. More details are to come.

The borough will look into applying for grants to complete work on the Rock Street sewer project and some other projects in the borough. More information is to come.

St. Peter’s nut and poppy seed roll sale

If you ordered nut and/or poppy seed rolls from St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hughestown, the pickup date is from 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the church.

Crime Watch news

The November Crime Watch meeting featured Hughestown Hose Company Chief Jamie Merlino, who offered some home safety tips for the holidays. These tips included: do not place paper doilies under candles, do not overload extension cords (note that heaters take a lot of power), and practice care when using kerosene heaters.

The next Hughestown Crime Watch meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at the Hughestown Hose Company.

The Crime Watch meets the first Monday of the month. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Birthday wishes

Council sends happy birthday wishes to Ross Kossuth and Elaine Gydish, Nov. 11.

Kayleigh DeMace writes about Hughestown every week. To include an item in her column, email kdemace@pittstonprogress.com or call 570-821-2004 by 5 p.m. Sunday. Deadlines are a day early this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.