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With the warm weather, sun, days by the pool, and plenty of opportunity to get up and get outside, it’s pretty easy — if you ask me — to fight boredom. With July being National Anti-Boredom Month, I think it’s even more reason to spend some time doing what you love!

I’ve talked about July being National Picnic Month before, and you can certainly celebrate both of these national month themes throughout all of July!

With Hughestown Picnic in the Park coming up at the end of the month, you can get together with those in the community and enjoy some time outside, surrounded by good people, good food and good fun.

Learn more about the Hughestown Picnic in the Park, and everything else going on in Hughestown, below.

Picnic in the Park

Hughestown Picnic in the Park is scheduled for Saturday, July 21. The party will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Robert Yaple Memorial Park.

All the favorite attractions will be on hand, including a bounce house, pony rides, safety information offered by the Hughestown Hose Company, the Pittston City Fire House, a DJ, face painting and loads of games for everyone.

Plenty of food will be available and the community is invited to attend for some family-friendly fun!

Carmen Ambrosino is chairman of this event.

Paper shredding

Paper shredding for Hughestown residents will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 14, at the borough building.

Council meeting

Hughestown Borough Council will hold its regular council meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, in the borough building.

Council news

Letters have been sent out for property owners with high hedges and overgrown grass. Council asks property owners who received letters to please cooperate and clean up their properties.

Hughestown recycling bins will be given out from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 7, at the borough building. Call 570-654-2061 and leave a message if you would like to receive a bin.

Council advises residents on Griffith Street wishing to get gas service to contact UGI directly.

Plans for Rock Street repairs have been discussed and bids will be asked for and presented to council. More information to come.

Pavilion rentals

The Hughestown Park and Recreation committee is discussing repairs to Centennial Pavilion.

If you wish to rent Centennial Pavilion, please call 570-654-2061 and leave a message. Someone will get back to you to set up your reservation.

Crime Watch

Hughestown Crime Watch meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Hughestown Hose Company.

Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Kayleigh DeMace writes about Hughestown every week for Greater Pittston Progress. To include an item in her column, email kdemace@pittstonprogress.com or call 570-821-2004 by 5 p.m. Monday.