The 15th annual tour of historic churches led by Jan Lokuta will take place beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 26, with tours of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and Holy Mother of Sorrows Church.

First stop on the tour will be at Sacred Heart. The tour will focus on the history of the parish and the Gothic architecture. Organist Tony George will be present to highlight Sacred Heart heritage with the singing of Polish hymns.

The next tour stop will be at Holy Mother of Sorrows Polish National Catholic Church at 2 p.m. Highlights include the importance of the Polish culture and traditions in the life of Polish immigrants in the United States, Polish religious traditions and the role of church music and customs in preserving Polish heritage. The church’s recent centennial anniversary, which was held four years ago, and the church’s complete renovation also will be discussed. Organist Jan Cwilka will entertain visitors with traditional Polish melodies.

Public is invited. All attending are asked to wear masks.

PACC scholarships

The Polish American Citizens Club of Dupont is offering three $500 scholarships to students who meet the following requirements: The student must be a direct descendant of an active PACC member, (i.e. child, grandchild). Students must be enrolled in their first year at a college or university for the 2020 year and have a GPA of not less than 3.0 with supporting documentation. The student must submit a typed essay on how he or she intends to contribute to society as a citizen of a free country. Applicants will be contacted by the scholarship board to review and discuss their essay.

The essays and grades must arrive no later than Aug. 28. They 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. An information sheet with more details is available by contacting Jack Kuligowski at 570 655-8672 or John Kulick at 570 237-5039.

Paving project

Dupont is submitting for funding to pave the following streets recently completed with gas line installations. In order to apply for funding, property surveys need to be completed by property owners within the proposed work area. These surveys will be mailed out to Gill, Hill and Highland street residents. Please complete and return at your earliest convenience to Dupont Borough, 600 Chestnut St., Dupont, PA 18641. Other areas include Bridge, Harding, Monroe, Liberty and Center streets.

Any property owners planning to hook up for gas service within these areas should try and do so prior to the paving. Please contact Patty McDonald at 570-655-6216 with any questions.

Collections reminder

Dupont residents are reminded to please put refuse, recyclables and yard waste out early. Summer hours for the Department of Public Works are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Electronics and paper recycling

Electronic recycling and paper shedding will be held at the borough building from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6. Visit for updates.

Tax reminder

Susan Gregory, tax collector, announces the tax office within the borough building is closed due to building restrictions. Payments will be accepted by mail only, or can be left in the drop box at the municipal building. Only checks or money orders will be accepted. No cash payments. In-person payment can be made by appointment only. Call 570-655-6216, ext. 107 or ext. 101.

Luzerne County Council adopted an ordinance that extends the deadline to pay county tax bills at face value from June 17 until Aug. 18.

Church barbecue

The annual open pit chicken barbecue was held July 18 at Holy Mother of Sorrows Church. Young Men’s Society of the Resurrection members who sponsored this event took all precautions because of the COVID-19 pandemic. All volunteers were wearing masks and their temperatures were taken prior to working. Dinners were served as takeout only via curbside pick up. Traffic patterns for curbside pickup were established and regulated by members.

The whole event was a huge success. Everything was sold out by 4 p.m. Organizers thank all the volunteers and especially all of the patrons for supporting the dinner.

Medication disposal

You can safely dispose of unused or expired medicine by dropping them in the prescription collection drop box inside the Dupont Municipal Building during regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The foyer will be open during regular business hours.

Please remove personal information from all bottles.

Items accepted are: prescriptions, prescription patches and ointments, over the counter medications, vitamins, sample 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

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

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