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In my usual fashion, I looked up a “holiday” for this weekend, and I came across National Son and Daughter’s day — a day dedicated to us kiddos.

We celebrate our parents each year for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and this gives us a chance to — I’d argue — celebrate each other.

While it’s a time for parents to celebrate their children, I think it’s a fun time for children to look back, reminisce, and do a little of their own celebrating.

I’m the oldest of three kids and have a brother and sister. I always joke that, when I don’t wear makeup, I could pass as my brother’s twin.

And my sister got all the dark-haired genes from my mom’s side.

Taking a day to appreciate them and think back on all the memories of camping and watching movies gives a whole new meaning to “time flies when you’re having fun.” It goes too fast.

The years of fun are gone in an instant and everyone’s grown up and taking care of themselves. But the memories mold us into who we are today. The time spent growing up as a child, with siblings or as an only child with cousins, play a huge part in who we become as adults.

I look forward to more days and nights spent with my brother and sister, to more memories made and to continued growth for each of us.

Give your brother, sister or cousin a call today and make some more memories!

Council news

Letters have been sent out to residents regarding property maintenance. Summer is almost over, but that doesn’t mean we can slack on maintaining our properties.

Additional pothole repairs are to come throughout the borough.

Fire truck fund drive

The fifth annual fire truck fund drive is officially underway in Hughestown. Each year, the Hughestown Hose Company works tirelessly to raise funds to sustain the department.

To donate, fill out the donation stubs you received in the mail and send them in by Sept. 30.

This year, donations collected during the truck fund drive will be used for the loan payment on their fire engine. They are on track this year to surpass more than 1,000 emergency calls, and drives like this one help them get the job done.

The department works tirelessly, undergoing regular training to ensure that you have the best emergency service possible.

The funds raised at these seasonal fundraisers are what enable training, as well as allows for the department to pay utilities and other daily expenses required to provide you with fast and efficient emergency services. The truck fund drive is a great way for you to give back to the hose company.

If you have questions, comments, or concerns, reach out to the hose company at 570-654-4188. You also can send them a message on Facebook or

Kayleigh DeMace writes about Hughestown every week. To list an item, email or call 570-821-2004 by 5 p.m. Monday.