Lions Club installs new officers

Dupont Lions Club recently held its installation dinner at the Dupont Veterans of Foreign Wars. From left, Past Dupont Lions Club President Jeff Roche passes on the duties to the recently elected Lions President Bob Price. Other Lions officers include First Vice President Dan Hyzinski, Second Vice President Tom Lello, Secretary Carol Thompson and Treasurer Bart Bryk.

Dupont Lions Club and Dupont Crime Watch are sponsoring a trunk or treat Saturday, Oct. 23, at the parking lot of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church beginning at 5:30 p.m. A movie will follow at the Little League field. Prizes will be award for best costumes.

Lions Club news

The Lions Club is selling aprons as a fundraiser for the club. Brooms cost $20 and are available for purchase from any club member.

The monthly food distribution sponsored by the Dupont Lions Club will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Holy Mother of Sorrows. All qualified resident of Dupont and Suscon are eligible. Members of the Lions Club will be collecting donations from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 10, for White Cane Awareness. The white cane is used by people who are blind or visually impaired as a tool for safe and reliable navigation. The white cane is a symbol of the user’s skills and talents, mobility and independence. It also allows the sighted person to recognize that the user is visually impaired.

The Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

PACC scholarships

The Polish American Citizens Club of Dupont is offering three $500 scholarships to students who meet the following requirements:

Applicants must be a direct descendant of an active PACC member (son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter). Students must be enrolled in their first year at a college or university for the 2021 year and have a high school GPA of not less than 3.0 with supporting documentation. The student must submit a typed essay of how he or she intends to contribute to society as a citizen of a free country. Students will be contacted by the scholarship board to discuss their essay.

An information sheet with more details is available by contacting one of the members listed. Additional information also is posted on the bulletin board at the club.

The essays and grades must arrive no later than Dec. 4, and should be mailed or delivered to PACC members Jack Kuligowski, 30 Walnut St., Dupont, PA 18641 or John Kulick, 106 Dobson Road, Sweet Valley, PA 18656. For information, contact Jack at 570 655-8672 or John at 570 237-5039.

PACC meeting

The Polish American Citizens Club will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at the club home, Elm Street. All active members are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Polka Sundays

Dupont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 is offering the best of polka music entertainment in October at Polka Sundays. October’s slate of entertainment includes the Swingmasters on Oct. 10; John Stevens & Doubleshot on Oct. 17; George Tarasek and Polka Partners on Oct. 24, and Joe Stanky and his Cadets on Oct. 31.

Polka dances are held from 2 to 6 p.m. every Sunday.

VFW Halloween dance

The VFW will host its 76th anniversary Halloween dinner dance from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Music will be provided by Millennium from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. A dinner buffet will be served from 6:30 to 7:15 and a cash bar will be open from 6:15 to 11:30 p.m.

The cost is $20 per person. For tickets and reservations, please see Bob Lopata at the VFW or call Bob at 570-654-9104 or Donny from Millennium at 570-383-6155. Door prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Deadline for reservations is Wednesday, Oct. 27.

Millennium provides music entertainment at the VFW from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. every Saturday.

Elm Street Sportsmen’s meting

Elm Street Sportsmen’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at the clubhouse in Suscon. All members are urged to attend. John Lizak will preside.

Budget reading

First reading of the 2022 borough budget will be done at the October council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the borough building.

Senior housing

Applications are being accepted for the new senior housing complex on Walnut Street at the former kindergarten site. Call 570-287-9661 or view information posted on the front door of the municipal building. The borough office will assist with the computer application if needed for those who do not have access to a computer.

Sacred Heart news

The Women’s Society of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish is preparing for its Advent pierogi sale. Orders will be taken the weekend of Oct. 23-24 in the church hall after all Masses. Phone orders will not be taken.

Potato and cabbage pierogi will be available for $10 per dozen. Pierogi making will begin Nov. 11. Pierogi distribution will take place Nov. 14-17 in the church hall. Payment is due at the time of pick up. Payment is by cash only; no checks will be accepted.

Cemetery Sunday devotions will take place beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, in Sacred Heart Church. The program begins with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the praying of the Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary. The names of parishioners who died and were buried from the church since last year’s devotions will be read aloud. After solemn benediction and reposition, a procession will form to the cemetery while the faithful sing the Litany of the Saints. Those who cannot walk in the procession may drive to the cemetery. The Rev. Thomas Petro will bless the cemetery and visitation of the graves will follow. Traditional Polish, Latin and English hymns will be sung. The public is invited to join in praying for the peaceful repose of the souls of all the faithful departed.

Solemnity of All Saints, a holy day of obligation, is Monday, Nov. 1, with Mass at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Commemoration of All Souls Day is at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, with Mass and memorial readings.

The Match the Daily Number raffle held by the parish’s Holy Name Society resumes this month. A donation of $5 will give you 10 chances to win by matching your numbers to the Pennsylvania Lottery Evening Pick 3. The winner with an exact matching set of the Pick 3, excluding the wild ball, will win $250. Raffle tickets can be purchased from any Holy Name Society member.

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. 6, at Colarusso’s Cafe, Main Street, Avoca. Plans for a class get-together will be discussed. All interested classmates are invited to attend. Please follow COVID-19 recommendations.

Annmarie Paddock writes about Dupont every week. To list an item, email dupont.news@comcast.net or call 570-407-0231 by Monday.

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