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Dupont Youth Baseball Organization will hold its third annual chicken barbecue fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19,at the Dupont Youth Baseball Field Centerfield Pavilion. Eat-in dinners and takeouts are available. Donations is $10. Tickets are available at the Dupont Baseball Field from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday or at the Dupont Municipal Office during business hours. Menue includes half a barbecue chicken, coleslaw, corn on the cob, roll and dessert.

Purchase your tickets early, as last year event was an early sellout!

Dupont Youth Baseball’s photo day for all teams/players will take place Saturday, May 12, during the T-Ball schedule. All information and order forms will be available at the concession stand during games May 5 and May 9.

Dupont Youth Baseball T-ball schedule expands to include weekly Wednesday night games beginning May 9, in addition to the regularly scheduled games every Saturday morning.

May T-ball schedule:

Saturday, May 5: 10 a.m., Arena Trucking vs. Dupont VFW; 11:15 a.m., Marek’s vs. PACC; 12:30 p.m., Darbenzio’s vs. Dupont Monument.

Wednesday, May 9: 5:30 p.m., Darbenzio’s vs. PACC; 6:30 p.m., Dupont Monument vs. Dupont VFW; 7:30 p.m., Marek’s vs. Arena Trucking.

Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m., Dupont Monument vs. Arena Trucking; 11:15 a.m., Marek’s vs. Darbenzo’s; 12:30 p.m., Dupont VFW vs. PACC.

Saturday, May 19: 10 a.m., Darbenzio’s vs. Arena Trucking; 11:15 a.m., Marek’s vs. Dupont VFW; 12:30 p.m., Dupont Monument vs. PACC.

Sacred Heart news

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish will sponsor its first indoor flea market from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5, and from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 6. Items include household items, kitchen items, toys, holiday decorations, books, jewelry and furniture. All proceeds benefit the parish building fund.

Sacred Heart will remove the old pews from the church Monday, May 21, to make way for the interior renovations work. Perhaps you would like the pew where you and your family have sat for decades. If interested, please contact Kathy at the parish office during regular business hours as soon as possible at 570-654-3713. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to noon Fridays. You can make a request for a specific pew or even a number of pews. Pews will be given on a first come, first served basis. Pews must be picked up Monday, May 21.

Paper shredding

A community paper shredding will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Healey Playground, Wright and Foote avenues, Duryea. The event is sponsored by state Rep. Mike Carroll and state Sen. John Blake, in conjunction with the Avoca, Dupont and Duryea police departments and Crime Watch groups.

Bring your old bills, bank statements, medical records, cancelled checks, old tax returns or any documents you would like to have permanently destroyed. A representative from Shed-It Management will be on hand to securely destroy your sensitive materials. You can bring up to two boxes of outdated documents per household.

Memorial Day Parade

The annual Memorial Day Parade sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 and the AMVETS will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 28, beginning at Main Street and turning onto Chestnut Street. The parade ends at the memorial grounds next to the municipal building, where services will immediately follow.

Lions Club news

Dupont Lions Club’s monthly food distribution will be held at Holy Mother of Sorrows Church hall.

from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 24. All qualifying residents of Dupont and Suscon are eligible.

The Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 14, at the VFW Post.

The 2018 Lions Club Scholarships are now available. Open only to Dupont resident high school graduates who plan on attending college. Applications are available at the Dupont Municipal Bldg. or contact Lion Annmarie Paddock at 570-407-0231.

Gas applications

Residents who need to apply for gas can do so by going online to or call UGI representative Mike Trusa at 570-829-8664.

Electronics collection

Dupont will hold an electronics recycling from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Dupont Municipal Building.

Items that can be recycled free of charge are desktop and laptop computers, keyboards and mice, printers and fax machines; cables/cords, cell phones and telephones, laptop batteries and UPS battery backups, calculators and adding machines, toner and ink cartridges, audio visual equipment, DVD and VCR players, gaming systems, string Christmas lights, microwaves and small appliances, metal items, small exercise equipment, car batteries (sealed lead acid), bed frames and rain spouting and filing cabinets.

Additional items that can be recycled for a fee include: washers and dryers, $20; dishwashers, $20; CRT monitors, $15 (tube type) ; LCD monitors, $10; televisions under 40 inches, $35; TVs in wooden cabinets, projection and over 40 inches, $55; air conditioners, $25; dehumidifiers, $25; refrigerators, $30; ranges/stoves, $20; floor copiers, $20; console stereos, in cabinet, $35.

Borough website

Dupont Borough has a newly designed website that is available to residents at Any group or organizations having events they would like posted on the new site can email the information to or send it directly to the new website. The site also includes a list of businesses and emergency numbers.

VFW meetings

The Dupont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the post home. Many items of importance will be discussed and reports given. Commander Mark Roney will preside and the Home Association meeting will follow. Refreshments will be served after both meetings.

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. Please remove personal information from all bottles.

Accepted items are: prescriptions, prescription patches and ointments, over the counter medications, vitamins, samples and medication for pets. Non-acceptable items include: thermometers, hydrogen peroxides, inhalers and needles, medications from businesses or clinical sand aerosol cans. For information of drop-off locations visit:

Winning bowlers

Congratulations to Dupont Lanes bowling team Flaming Strikes for winning third place, Class C Handicap in the Pennsylvania State USBC Youth Championship Tournament held in Pittsburg.

The team qualified to receive a scholarship for their placement. Elko’s is proud of all of its junior bowlers who traveled to Pittsburg to participate in this annual tournament.

Flaming Strikes members are Emily Savakinas, Michaela Kaminski, Julianna O’Hop and Giovanna Bobbouine.

Dozynski Festival

planning meeting

Holy Mother of Sorrows will hold a Dozynski Festival meeting at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 20, at the parish hall. The meeting is open to all parishioners who want to help and assist with the festival.

Annmarie Paddock writes about Dupont every week for Greater Pittston Progress. To include an item in her column, contact her at or call 570-301-2176 by Monday.