Dupont Lions will hang the holiday lights beginning at 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 12. Members and volunteers will meet at the pavilion at the Little League Park to begin removal of the stored snowflakes and swags. More than 60 snowflakes and swags will decorate and brighten up the community for the holiday. As always, help is needed for this monumental task. If anyone has a truck to help transport the decorations around town, please come to the pavilion.
Lions food distribution
The monthly food distribution sponsored by the Dupont Lions will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Holy Mother of Sorrows parish hall. All qualifying residents of Dupont and Suscon are eligible.
Dupont Lions will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.
Thanksgiving church service
A community Thanksgiving prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at Holy Mother of Sorrows Church. Parishioners from Holy Mother of Sorrows and Sacred Heart of Jesus are invited. Both parish choirs will join voices to celebrate this Thanksgiving service.
During the service, a collection will be taken for those in need in the Greater Pittston Area. Refreshments and fellowship will follow in Frank Bednash Memorial Hall.
Choir rehearsals of both parishes for the Thanksgiving Community Service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Holy Mother of Sorrows Church.
Winter clothing drive
A winter clothing drive sponsored by Y.M.S. of R. of Holy Mother of Sorrows Church will run through Jan. 10. Please bring usable and clean clothing for men, women and children. You can drop off items in the parish hall.
Polish Christmas concert
An evening of Polish Christmas carols will be performed at Holy Mother of Sorrows Church at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. All are invited.
Veterans Day service
Dupont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 and AMVETS Post 189 will conduct Veterans Day ceremonies at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the outdoor mural at the Dupont VFW Post Home. The public is invited to honor all veterans on this special day.
Food and refreshments will be served immediately after the ceremony.
VFW blood drive
Veterans of ForeignWars Post 4909, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will conduct a blood drive at the post home from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14.
Thanksgiving Mass will take place at Sacred Heart of Jesus at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23.
Holy Mother of Sorrows will celebrate its Thanksgiving Mass at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Northeast, Class of 1965, reunion meeting
Northeast High School, Class of 1965, will hold a reunion committee meeting at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Colarusso’s Café in Avoca.
Children’s Christmas party
Registration for the annual children’s Christmas party sponsored by Dupont Borough and VFW Post 4909 is now open and can be made by calling the borough office during regular business hours at 570-655-6216.
The party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the VFW Post 4909 on Main Street. The party is open to children from birth to 10 years.
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.
Sacred Heart news
The Welcoming Committee of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church is holding a cookie walk for the Christmas holiday on Sunday, Dec. 10, in the parish hall.
There will be table displays of homemade cookies, fudge and candies prepared and donated by parishioners which
you will purchase by the pound.
Containers will be provided and volunteers will be on hand to help you decide what kind and how many cookies you wish to buy. Scales also will be available for weighing your selections.
The price per pound is $7.
There also will be coffee, tea and hot chocolate available for purchase.
The welcoming committee is looking for people who are interested in helping supply the baked goods for the cookie walk.
The committee is asking for homemade, prepared goods. Bakers are asked to bake a double or triple batch of their best kind(s) of cookie.
Remember, not everyone can make chocolate chip. Please contact Heather Roche at 570-299-7702 or Tammy Satkowski at 570-457-3855 to register your types of cookies. They are keeping a list to make sure there is a nice variety to offer.
Those purchasing cookies are advised many varieties may contain nuts.
The welcome committee thanks in advance those who will participate as a baker, buyer or both in the inaugural cookie walk. The money raised from the cookie walk will help fund future events sponsored by the committee for the benefit of the parish and its parishioners.
Medication drop off
You can safely dispose of unused or expired medicine by dropping them in the prescription collection drop box located inside the Dupont Municipal Building during regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Please remove personal information from all bottles.
Items accepted are: prescriptions, prescription patches and ointments, over the counter medications, vitamins, samples and medication for pets.
Non-acceptable items include: thermometers, hydrogen peroxides, inhalers and needles, medications from businesses or clinical sand aerosol cans.
For information on drop off locations, visit geisinger.org/takeback.
Polish American Citizens meeting
The Polish American Citizens Club will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the club home on Elm Street, Dupont.
Elm Street Sportsmen’s meeting
Elm Street Sportsmen’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Polish American Citizens Club, Elm Street.
All members are urged to attend.
John Lizak will preside.
Annmarie Paddock writes about Dupont every week. To include an item in her column, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-301-2176 by Monday.