Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 and AMVETS Post 189 will hold Veterans Day services on the 11th month, 11th day and 11th hour. The indoor ceremony will be held at the VFW Post on Main Street at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. Officers from the VFW and AMVETS and from both auxiliaries, as well as local officials, will offer remarks followed by a 21-gun salute. Refreshments will be served at the VFW after the ceremony.

Lions Club meeting

Dupont Lions will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, at the VFW.

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 is available by contacting one of the members listed. Additional information also is posted at the club.

Essays and grades must arrive by Dec. 4, 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.

Trash/recycling changesCouncil rejected bids received for 2022 refuse bags. Instead, council voted to make the following changes for 2022: Residents will pay the yearly fee and see a reduction of $15 from the rates billed in 2021. Residential/family will pay $125, seniors will pay $95, commercial will pay $160, and commercial with glass disposal included will pay $260. The yearly fee will include a one-page calendar, window sticker and 60 labels. Residents will now purchase their own bags, 30 gallon, 35 lb. maximum weight limit, and apply the labels prior to placing bags curbside for collection.

Another change is with recycling. The borough will only collect paper and cardboard the second and fourth Wednesday each month. Plastic and cans will go out Mondays with the regular household trash collection.

Budget reading

Second reading of the budget will be Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the 7 p.m. council meeting at the borough building. Final reading and adoption is set for Tuesday, Dec. 14. The first reading did not include tax or sewer fee increases.

Tenant registration

Landlords with property in Dupont are reminded to call or email the borough office at 570-655-6216 or to update the tenant listing for their apartment buildings.

The borough also is looking into rental unit inspections for rental properties.

Hose company drive

Dupont Volunteer Hose Company’s 2021 fund drive is underway. Letters have been mailed to all residents of Dupont. The hose company has been forced to cancel or modify many of its fundraising activities due to COVID. Proceeds from these events are what the company normally relies on to cover operating expenses. Once again the volunteers will be relying primarily upon donations from the residents and businesses in the community. If you have not received a letter, you can mail your donation to Dupont Volunteer Hose Company No. 1, 308 Main St., Dupont. As always, the Dupont Volunteer Hose Company members thank you in advance for your donation and assistance in making this year’s fund drive a success.

The next hose company meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10. Nominations and election of officers will take place. All members are asked to attend.

First responders and veterans dinner

A Thanksgiving appreciation dinner for first responders and veterans from Dupont, Avoca, Hughestown and Pittston Twp. and their families will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Frank Bednash Memorial Hall, 212 Wyoming Ave. The free dinner is sponsored by Holy Mother of Sorrows Polish National Catholic Church. Reservations are required by calling Lois at 570-603-9633.

Thanksgiving service

The 13th community Thanksgiving prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at Holy Mother of Sorrows, 212 Wyoming Ave., Dupont. Parishioners from Holy Mother of Sorrows, Sacred Heart of Jesus and all who live in Dupont and surrounding areas are welcome. Refreshments will be served afterward in the parish hall.

Choir rehearsals for the prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 10 and 17, at Holy Mother of Sorrows Church. Choir members from Holy Mother of Sorrows and Sacred Heart of Jesus churches are invited.

VFW gift collections

Officers of Dupont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 are asking for your help to make it a happy holiday for veterans. Please bring wrapped or un-wrapped presents and place them in the decorated boxes at the Dupont VFW by Sunday, Dec. 12. Please help in making it a merry Christmas for the veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Plains Twp. and the Gino Merli Center in Scranton. Some of the items needed are: sweat suits, pajamas, dusters for women, diabetic socks, recreational items such as DVDs, craft kits and word search puzzles, to name a few. For a detailed list, please contact the VFW at 570-654-9104.

Also, VFW Post 4909 has started its campaign for Toys for Tots. Your unwrapped toy donation can be dropped off at the post in the decorated boxes from noon to 9 p.m. by Sunday, Dec. 12.

Table returns to VFW

The VFW is seeking the return of three borrowed tables, including two small brown tables and one 6-foot table. The tables have been out for several months and are needed for the many social events held at the VFW. Please contact the VFW at 570-654-9104 as soon as possible.

Sacred Heart lottery

Sacred Heart’s Holy Name Society’s Match the Daily Number raffle tickets are available for $5 and will give you 10 chances to win by matching your numbers to the Pennsylvania Lottery Evening Pick 3. The winner with an exact match, excluding the wild ball, will win $250. Tickets can be purchased from any society member.

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

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