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With the season of Lent nearly over, it’s time for the Hughestown Hose Company’s annual Good Friday fish dinner.

The dinner will be held at the fire station banquet hall Friday, April 19. Doors open at noon. The last seating will be at 8 p.m. Each dinner comes with two hand dipped, beer battered cod, a big helping of fresh cut french fries and homemade coleslaw.

Tickets are $10 for adults and children. Children under 5 eat for free.

Last year, dinners sold out quickly, so get there early and enjoy either dining in or taking out. Delivery will be available as well, and trays of pizza will also be sold at $10 per tray.

So mark your calendars and check out what else is going on around Hughestown:

Council news

Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, in the borough building. Mayor Wayne Quick will preside. Details of the Rock Street roadwork project will be discussed.

The effort to get gas service in Stauffer Heights is in progress. Council thanks Dennis Grimes, who has contacted area residents during this process. Council met with UGI regarding the Get Gas program for residents in Stauffer Heights on March 28. More information to come after council meets to discuss the program.

Council also thanks volunteers Mayor Quick, Jerry Lynch, Bob Gable and the Hughestown Hose Company members for helping Chief Jim Halford with a recent project in the borough.

Streets will soon be swept throughout the borough, weather permitting. More information will be announced.

Council is contacting those in the borough who are not maintaining their properties.

Council is trying to get information on hanging veterans banners on poles throughout the borough. If anyone has information on how to do this, please call Marie Griglock at 570-655-5352 between noon and 6 p.m.

Borough coordinator Maureen Murphy’s office hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

The borough was awarded an LSA Grant to buy a Packer type truck for Hughestown.

Anyone wishing to use the Centennial Pavilion should call the borough building at 570-654-2061 and leave a message.

Penny auction

St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is having a penny auction at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Admission is $2 and includes an envelope of bidding numbers and sweet treats and refreshments such as coffee and hot tea during intermission. Soda and water also will be sold throughout the event.

Paper Shredding

Council will hold a paper shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 8. This is free to all Hughestown residents and offers a great opportunity to safely discard of personal papers.

Crime Watch warning

and news

Crime Watch and council remind residents to lock their car doors, as incidents of theft have been reported around the borough and neighborhood communities.

The next Crime Watch meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, at the hose company building.

Signs for Crime Watch will be available for Hughestown residents interested at $1 for the year. Call or visit the borough building for more information.

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.