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New Hughestown Lions Club officers, first row, from left, are President Steve Golya, Secretary Matthew Pierantoni, Vice President Fred Pierantoni IV and Second Vice President Michael Harding. Second row: Publicity Mary Golya, Fred Pierantoni, Coran Twomey, Michael Twomey and Denise Chilipko. Absent from photo are Treasurer Jason Chilipko and Frank Tierney.

Being involved with the community is really something special. You’re working with your neighbors to really bring about good for the entire community.

The Hughestown Lions Club is a great example of this, and they held their election of officers the upcoming year at a recent club meeting.

The new Hughestown Lions Club officers are President Steve Golya, Secretary Matthew Pierantoni, Vice President Fred Pierantoni IV, Second Vice President Michael Harding, Publicity Mary Golya and Treasurer Jason Chilipko.

Congratulations to everyone elected!

We look forward to seeing what the Lions Club has planned for the future.

Here’s what else is going on around Hughestown:

Lions Club meeting

The Hughestown Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 9, at Bari’s Pizza. President Steve Golya will preside.

On the agenda will be plans for the upcoming Halloween parade and party in the borough. All members are urged to attend and new members are welcome to join in.

For information on membership, please call Steve Golya at 570-655-4552.

St. Peter’s pasta dinner

St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rock and Center streets, Hughestown, will hold a pasta dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Takeouts will be available.

Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 10, and free for children under 5. For tickets, call 570-654-3589 or 570-655-6789.

Menu includes salad, rolls, pasta, meatballs, sausage, dessert, tea, coffee, lemonade and iced tea.

Crime Watch meeting

The next Hughestown Crime Watch meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the Hughestown Hose Company.

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

Tire collection

Tire recycling will be held Saturday, Oct. 13. Old tires must be removed from the rim and no dirty tires will be accepted.

You can drop tires off at the borough building from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12

This is a free service for Hughestown residents.

New police chief

Swearing in of new Hughestown Police Chief Jeff Halford was held Thursday, Oct. 4. Jeff has been working in law enforcement for many years and has been working for the Hughestown Borough for the past 10 years.

Borough council sends a special thanks to former Chief Jeff Balut for his service and wishes him the best on his new endeavors!

Council news

A list of unpaid trash bills is being compiled. Residents who have not paid were sent notices and they will now be processed and handed over to the magistrate.

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 to come.

The water company has started to replace some water lines in the Stauffer Heights section of Hughestown. The complete process of installation and tie in to homes may carry through to next year.

Several residents of the Stauffer Heights area are interested in getting gas service. The borough engineer has reached out to the gas company regarding their involvement in digging up the streets and is still waiting back on a response. More information will be shared as soon as possible.

Gift and Craft Fair

The Hughestown Park and Recreation Committee is planning its annual holiday gift and craft fair. Last year’s event included 70 vendors with a wide variety of handmade gifts and crafts.

This year’s craft fair also will include a basket raffle, door prizes and food and refreshments. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Pittston Area Primary Center, 210 Rock St.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor in this year’s craft fair, please contact Mary Golya at 570-655-4552.

Anniversary wishes

Wishing a very special 39th anniversary to Steve and Mary Golya on Oct. 6.

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. Monday.