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Commemorative shirts for sale during the kick-off event for the Dupont Centennial at the Dupont VFW Post 4909. KRISTEN MULLEN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE cv21dupontp8

Dupont Centennial Committee is planning a Halloween celebration. The party will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, in the field behind the Ben Franklin Kindergarten Center.

The festival will include a Halloween costume contest. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the following categories: prettiest, scariest, most creative, best pet, best family and best all round. There will be a costume parade for humans and their pets, fire pits to make s’mores, kids games, food, snacks, a haunted house in the old Ben Franklin School and a movie at dusk. Featured presentation will be “Hocus Pocus!”

There is no admissions fee. All residents are welcome.

The Dupont Progress Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the borough municipal office.

Lions Halloween activities

Dupont Lions will sponsor Halloween safety stations from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Lions Club-sponsored safety station locations include: the Dupont Youth Baseball Organization safety station at the Dupont Little Park on Elm Street, where hot dogs, hot chocolate and candy will be served; Dupont Crime Watch station at Lukasik’s at 234 Smith St.; Kelly Alexander’s at 288 Main St., Pacoskys’ residence at 303 Penn Ave. and at Cycle Playground, 404 Main St. The safety stations will provide candy, hot chocolate and a safe place for the all the ghost and goblins.

PACC Night at the Races

Polish American Citizens Club will sponsor its annual Night at the Races on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Polish Club. Post time is 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Horses are $10 per ticket and will be available at the door or call the club for tickets at 570-602-7222.

Lions lottery

The Lions Club’s annual Match the Daily Number fundraiser is underway and tickets are available from any member of the club. Tickets are also available at Hub One.

Cost per ticket is $10.

This campaign is the major fundraising project for the club and money raised supports the Christmas lights project, Halloween safety stations, Hometown Heros Banners and the Easter egg hunt.

Food distribution

Dupont Lions Club will hold its monthly food distribution from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Hall on Lackawanna Ave. All qualifying residents of Dupont and Suscon are eligible.

Get Gas

UGI has started to place gas lines in Dupont. If you have not applied for natural gas you still can apply by going to the UGI website to “Get Gas” or you can contact UGI sales representative, Mike Trusa at 570-829-8664.

A map showing project locations can be viewed at the municipal building during regular business hours.

Arrangements are underway for a representative from UGI to be available at the municipal office in the near future for any questions or concerns from residents.

VFW anniversary

Dupont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 Home Association will hold its 72nd anniversary dinner dance Saturday, Nov. 4, at the post.

Dinner buffet will be from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. The bar will be open from 7:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Millennium will provide the musical entertainment for your dancing and listening pleasure from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Donation is $30 per person. For tickets and reservations, see Bob at the VFW or call Bob at the VFW at 570-654-9104. Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, Nov. 3. Tickets cannot be sold at the door.

Crime Watch meeting

Dupont Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Dupont Municipal Building. All are welcome.

Cemetery services

Cemetery Sunday devotions at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church will take place Sunday, Oct. 29. Services will begin at 1 p.m. in the church with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the names of the parishioners who passed away this past year will be read aloud. After church benediction, there will be a procession to the cemetery where the Rev. Thomas Petro will bless and visit the graces of the faithful. Traditional Polish, Latin and English songs will be sung by the choir.

Holy Mother of Sorrows All Souls Cemetery Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the parish cemetery.  If there is inclement weather, the service will be held in the cemetery chapel.

Sacred Heart bake sale

The annual pastoral outreach bake sale at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church will be held the weekend of Oct. 28-29 after the weekend Masses. A theme basket and 50/50 raffle will also be held during the bake sale. Donations of baked goods can be dropped off in the church hall beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.

Centennial merchandise

Dupont Progress Committee still has T-shirts and license plates covers available. You can purchase these items at the Dupont Municipal Building during regular business hours.

Wrestling tournament

The Pittston Area Wrestling Team will sponsor a Tomato Town Tumble Top 100 Elementary Round Robin Wrestling Match on Sunday, Nov. 12, at Pittston Area High School Gym, 5 Stout St. The tournament is open to all wrestlers with a cap of 300 wrestlers. Entry fee is $27 per wrestler. There is a team rate for 10 or more wrestlers that is $22 per wrestler. Admission is $5 for adults and coaches and $3 for students.

Start time is 9 a.m. with a check-in time from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Divisions include: pee-wee, 5-6; bantam, 7-8; midget, 9-10, and junior, 11-12. Divisions are based on age as of Nov. 12, 2017. Weight class is based on Madison Bracketing. Each bracket will be made up of five to six wrestlers closest in age, weight and experience.

Registration must be completed online. No walk-in registration will be accepted. Online registration can be completed at now until midnight Friday, Nov. 10. Any question can be directed to or call 570-212-2347.

Leo Club craft fair

Pittston Are Leo Club wishes to thank all who supported the club’s recent craft fair.

Winners of the theme baskets are: large stuffed bear, A. Eckrote; canned cash, Golya; Christmas wreath, Laurie; Planet Fitness basket, Nadine; Chef’s Corner gift basket, Rose Dougherty; beauty basket, Nadine.

The Pittston Area Leo Club, which is sponsored by the Dupont Lions Club, thanks everyone for their continued support.

See you next year at the third annual Leo Club Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.

Annmarie Paddock writes about Dupont every week. To include an item in her column, email or call 570-301-2176 by Monday.