Dupont Volunteer Hose Company escorted Santa Claus around town on Dec. 19. A parade of fire trucks and other emergency vehicles paraded around town spreading cheer and offering kids a chance to see Santa and receive a treat.

Sock collection

The sixth grade CCD students of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish are sponsoring a sock drive for the Mother Teresa Haven, a homeless shelter program that is operated by the Diocese of Scranton’s Catholic Social Services. They will be collecting socks for homeless men until Wednesday, Jan. 6. Items can be dropped off in the bin located in the vestibule of the church or the bin in the Sunday school.

Lions meeting

The Dupont Lions Club will hold its first meeting of the new year on Monday, Jan. 11. The meeting time and location will be announced.

Refuse bags

Dupont’s 2021 refuse bags are now available for purchase. This year, the bills for refuse have not been mailed, as they have been in the past. Residents can pick up their bills along with their bags, window sticker and calendar at the municipal office during regular business hours.

The 2021 fees are $140 for residential/family, $110 for seniors and $175 for commercial properties. Payments are due by Jan. 31.

With the continued concerns of COVID-19, senior citizens can mail payment with a note requesting delivery. Please list a phone number so the borough can call to advise you of the porch delivery. For all residents wishing to have the bill mailed, please call Patty McDonald, borough secretary, at 570- 655-6216. After December, any remaining bills not paid will be mailed to property owners.

There will be Saturday and Sunday business hours beginning this weekend from 9 a.m. to noon.

Borough building renovations

Due to renovations at the borough building, please follow the notices posted on the front door of the building, the borough website or Facebook for hours of operations.

Snow reminders

Residents are reminded the borough’s snow ordinance requires that sidewalks must be cleared of snow. Do not put snow onto roadways. Respect plow drivers and be safe.

During a snow fall, road maintenance takes priority over trash and recycling collection and there is a chance both trash and recycling will move to another day for pickup. Please be patient.

Delinquent fee notices

Delinquent notices for both refuse and sewer accounts for 2020 have been mailed and payment is due upon receipt. Contact Patty during regular business hours at 570-655-6216 with any questions.

Recycling change

The recycling center notified the borough of an increase for recycling glass. Due to the increase, Dupont Borough will no longer recycle glass beginning in January.

Church flea market

Sacred Heart Parish’s annual flea market will be held April 24-25 in the church hall. Please hold on to any items in good condition that you no longer want or need until March, at which time Sacred Heart will begin accepting donations. Items that will be accepted include household items, toys, holiday decorations and more. Please note that electronics and clothing will not be accepted.

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

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