This weekend's extreme heat is here. Our region is being blasted with the hottest temperatures we've seen so far this summer.
But it's not stopping some outdoor events from happening, including the Franklin Township Fire Company's 39th annual block party.
News 13 stopped by Friday night to see how event-goers are beating the heat.
"Thinking cool thoughts," said Bob Williams of Albrightsville.
An excessive heat warning is in effect through Sunday for most of our region. But it's not stopping the fire company from holding its yearly fundraiser.
"We didn't really worry about it too much. It's the weather, you do what you do," said Corey Guerra, president of the Franklin Township Fire Company.
Organizers working to raise money for the fire department, but also to make sure everyone stays cool and safe this weekend.
"We have plenty of water, plenty of fluids," said Guerra.
"They're always welcome to come inside, cool off, get something to eat or just sit in the cool building," added Diane Highland, a member of the fire company's auxiliary.
Guests kept hydrated Friday night with water bottles in hand.
"I'm drinking a lot of Gatorade but that's about it," said Williams.
"Hopefully when it gets to sundown, it gets a little cooler, the breeze keeps up and more people come out," said Eric Beers, the fire company's vice president.
Others hydrated in different ways.
"It's very warm [and] I'm drinking beer," said Jeff Herman of Jim Thorpe.
Some were less phased by the heat than others.
"I think it's pretty hot but we're used to it. We've had this when we were kids growing up. I said 'They're complaining about this heat, years ago it was in the hundreds! So it's not that bad I guess," said Renee Herman of Jim Thorpe.
"We got a little overcast, we got a nice breeze blowing through so it's not too bad," added Beers.
They're not letting the sizzling temperatures keep them from a community tradition.
"If it's hot and humid, you gotta work with that. If it's raining, you gotta work with that too," said Guerra.
The block party continues at the Franklin Township Fire Company on Fairyland Road all weekend long.