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The Hughestown Park and Recreation Committee is planning its annual holiday gift and craft fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. The event will be held at Pittston Area’s Martin F. Quinn Primary Center, 210 Rock St., Hughestown. More than 70 vendors will be on hand with a wide variety of handmade gifts. There also will be food and refreshments for sale and a basket raffle. Everyone through the door will receive a ticket for the door prize. Helping to plan the annual craft fair, from left are Samantha Purdy, Mary Golya, Marie Griglock, Brianne Smoke and Kathy Golya. Carmen Ambrosino and Fred Roughsedge also are assisting with the holiday gift and craft fair.

It’s finally here — the gift and craft fair, that is! With more than 70 vendors, there’s plenty of opportunity to get a lot (if not all) of your holiday shopping started.

The Hughestown Park and Recreation Committee’s annual holiday gift and craft fair is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Pittston Area’s Martin F. Quinn Primary Center.

I’m not exaggerating when I say I’ve personally been waiting for this event to come back around since I attended last year.

Not only was it great to meet you all, but there was truly something for everyone on my shopping list! This year, I’m excited to be a little more prepared with ideas for the things I’d like to get all the people on my list. There’s no better feeling than getting your shopping done early and really enjoying time spent with friends and family around the holidays.

Last year’s event included a wide variety of handmade gifts and crafts. And back this year are the basket raffle, door prizes, and food and refreshments.

Parking and admission are free, and proceeds from the event will benefit Robert Yaple Memorial Park. The park features a children’s playground, soccer fields, baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a walking track, and is a part of the community that is well-loved by many.

We’ll see you on Sunday at the Pittston Area Primary Center, 210 Rock St. Directions will be placed at the bottom of Parsonage and Center streets for easy access to the event and parking.

While your weekend priority is stopping by the craft and gift fair, here’s what else is going on in Hughestown:

Council news

Council sends special thanks to the Hughestown Lions Club members for their Halloween party and parade, and to Councilman Steve Golya for his help with the event.

Everyone had a great time and the children looked great in their Halloween costumes.

Two bikes were raffled off at the Halloween party and the winners were Leah Nalachi and Rheaghan Hoban. Congratulations to the lucky winners!

Council reports that repairs to Hughestown Borough Building are still underway.

Council has received complaints about water runoff on Rock Street and is working to address the problem.

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

St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hughestown, is selling nut and poppy seed rolls for $9 each for Thanksgiving.

Members of the church will be taking orders for the rolls up to Monday, Nov. 12. If you’re interested in purchasing some, please call Pam at 570-655-0043.

The pickup date for rolls is from 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Crime Watch news

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

The Crime Watch meets the first Monday of the month. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Fire Chief Jamie Merlino will be guest speaker at this meeting.

Birthday wishes

Council sends happy birthday wishes to Jim Sarti, on Oct. 26, and sends him the best while he is on the mend.

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