Dupont Lions Club held a cleanup on Route 315 on Oct. 10. From left, are Lion Bob Price, Lion Chris Kalmanowicz and Dupont Council member volunteer Joe Karkut.

Renovations to the municipal building will begin Monday, Nov. 2. Access to the building during construction will be restricted. Anyone with special needs will have to call ahead to make arrangements since the handicap ramp will be blocked during construction. A door bell will be added at the side door, nearest the flagpoles, as a temporary entrance during construction. Patty McDonald, borough secretary, and Susan Gregory, tax collector, will be working out of the council chambers after Nov. 2.

The municipal office will maintain regular hours.

Tax collector’s hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays. If the times are inconvenient and special arrangements need to be made, call 570-262-4100. Tax payments can be mailed or placed in the foyer of the borough building. No cash payments will be accepted.

Photos and volunteers needed

Patty McDonald is looking for volunteers to come in and go through hundreds of rolls of maps and zoning plans. They need to be sorted, labeled then boxed for storage.

McDonald also is looking for pictures for next year’s municipal calendar. Any community organization that would like to have their pictures placed in the calendar can email them to McDonald.

Halloween update

The Dupont Volunteer Fire Company will not sponsor a Halloween event on Oct. 31. Regrettably, conflicting information was given to the newspaper regarding the hose company’s plans to distribute candy on Halloween and that information was included in last week’s column.

Police signs

Dupont Crime Watch is holding a fundraiser to help support the Dupont Police Department. The group is selling signs supporting the police. They will be $10 each and will be available shortly. The group will post on its Facebook page when the signs are in.

Let’s show our support for the police!

VFW reopening

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 is schedule to reopen Thursday, Nov. 12. The post will adhere to restriction guidelines and only have 50% occupancy. The bar will be closed with service taking place in the dining room. The kitchen will be in full service with takeouts available. Tentatively the VFW will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Hours of operation have not been determined. Information on hours will follow shorty.

Voting information

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3, and voters who wish to go to the polls and cast their vote can do so at the VFW Post at 401 Main St. There are two entrances to the polling place, the first is the side entrance on Grant Street and the second is handicap accessible in the rear of the building through the kitchen entrance off Grant Street.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you applied for a mail-in ballot but are planning to vote in person, you must present the unfilled ballot in the original envelope it came in when you vote.

Lions food distribution

The monthly food distribution will be held at noon Thursday, Nov. 19, at Holy Mother of Sorrows Parish Hall, 212 Wyoming Ave. All qualifying residents of Dupont and Suscon are eligible.

Sacred Heart news

Sunday, Nov. 1, an All Saints Day costume party for CCD students of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish will be held at 9:15 a.m. in the school. Children will parade from the school around the church and back. There will be treats after the parade. All are invited to watch the parade.

The Holy Name Society of Sacred Heart Church will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the church hall.

All Souls Day Masses at Sacred Heart will be held at noon and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2. Knights of Columbus Council 372 will participate at the evening service. All are welcome to attend.

Holy Mother of Sorrows news

Holy Mother of Sorrows will hold the following holiday services: All Saints Day, Sunday, Nov. 1, Mass at 8 and 10:30 a.m. with memorial readings; All Souls Day, Monday, Nov. 2, Mass at 9 a.m. with memorial readings, and Sunday, Nov. 8, Mass will be offered at 8 a.m. for all parishioners who passed away in 2020.

The church’s Frank Bednash Memorial Hall is available for rent. For information, contact Carol Bondurich at 570-654-8991.

A winter clothing drive sponsored by the parish’s Young Men’s Society of the Resurrection will be held Nov. 1 through Dec. 31. Please bring clean and gently used clothing for men, women and children. You can drop off items in the parish hall from 7:30 a.m. to noon Sundays.

Thanksgiving Eve Mass at Holy Mother of Sorrows will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26.

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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