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Dupont Lions Club’s Labor Day 5K will be held Saturday, Sept. 1. The event will feature two runs, an adult run/walk and a kids 1-mile run. The kids run will start at 9 a.m. and the adult run/walk will start at 9:45 a.m. The races start at the Polish American Citizens Club on Elm Street.

Cost per runner/walker is $25 per adult runner with T-shirt, $20 per adult runner without T-shirt, $10 per child runner with T-shirt and $5 per child runner without T-shirt. Sign up at

The annual Party in the Park also will be held from noon to dusk Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Little League Field on Elm Street.

Proceeds will benefit the Dupont Police Department and the Dupont Lions Club Scholarship Fund.

The Party in the Park Committee is looking for local organizations and churches interested in setting up display tables for the all-day event Saturday, Sept. 1. For information, contact Bob Price at 570-840-3461.

Also, if you would like to donate a theme basket for the event, please contact Camryn Lokuta.

The next meeting of the Party in the Park Committee will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the municipal building.

Holy Mother of Sorrows Dozynski Festival

Holy Mother of Sorrows will hold its annual Flea Market and Dozynski (Harvest) Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8, and Sunday, Sept. 9, on parish grounds on Wyoming Avenue.

The giant outdoor flea market will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.

To reserve a table for the flea market, please contact Lois McHugh at 570-603-9633. Table rentals are $15 each and tables are supplied by the church. Only 40 tables are available for rent, on a first come, first served basis. All reservations must be prepaid prior to the flea market. Checks should be made payable to Holy Mother of Sorrows and mailed to 212 Wyoming Ave., Dupont, PA 18641. Vendors will set up at 7 a.m. the day of the sale.

The 42nd annual Polish Harvest “Dozynski” Festival will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. The Dozynski Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the parish church. Blessing of the harvest wreath will be held in the Dozynski tent at noon. The festival will include live music from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., followed by raffle drawings at 6 p.m. Various Polish foods, including pierogi, potato pancakes, haluski and golombki will be available for purchase during this event.

Gloria Kaspriskie is chairwoman of the bake sale. She can be reached at 570-655-0981. Leslie Shumlas is basket raffle chairwoman. Anyone interested in donating a basket can call her at 570-212-2506.      

Junior bowling league

Elkos junior bowler registration will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, and Sunday, Aug. 12, at Dupont Lanes, Main Street.

AMVETS picnic

AMVETS will hold their annual picnic at the Plains Lion Pavilion on Sunday, Aug. 26. All are welcome.

Cost is $20. Tickets can be purchased from any member of AMVETS Post 189. Tickets also will be available the day of the event.

National Night Out

Duryea, Avoca and Dupont Neighborhood Crime Watch groups, in conjunction with their local police departments, will hold their ninth National Night Out from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Healey Memorial Playground, Duryea.

National Night Out is a nationwide event designed to raise crime prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and unity and foster community and police partnerships. This event is free and open to everyone.

For information, contact Trina at 570-604-0637, Chief Nicholas Lohman at Duryea Police Dept. on Facebook or by calling 570-457-1721, ext. 2 or any member of any of the Crime Watch groups.

 Sacred Heart news                                                      

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church recently celebrated its newly renovated church sanctuary. Parishioners contributed new altars, murals and a baptismal font in memory of loved ones.

Continuing with the final list of donations: Altar crucifix and candles, George, Maria and Kathy Vojta, in memory of the deceased members of the Vojta and Curgali families; missal stand, James and Robert Lopata; processional cross, Kathleen Niznik, in loving memory of her mom and dad; ambry, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Petro Jr., in memory of the forgotten souls in purgatory; pulpit, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Golembiewski, in memory of Holly Golembiewski; sanctuary lamp, Henry Klimek Jr., in memory of the deceased members of the Klimek family; thurible, boat and stand, Gregory and Bethany Purdy and children; paschal candle stand, Henry D’Amato and children, in memory of Mary Ann D’Amato; St. Adalbert icon, Robert and Sandra Jones; sanctuary hand bells, MaryAnn Pistack and family, in memory of Edward J. Pistack; sanctuary chairs, Cherly Fahey, and Marian Wanielista, in memory of Rose and Nicholas Loncala; marble holy water fonts, members of the Welcome Committee; holy water stoups, Thomas E. Winarski, in memory of the Rev. Roman A. Wieziolowski, pastor of Holy Trinity Church, Nanticoke; St. Theresa of Lisieux pedestal, Richard and Betty Belles and children, in thanksgiving of God’s blessings; St. Francis of Assisi pedestal, family of Daniel W. Saranchuk; sound system, David Boyanoski; altar cloths, members of the Women’s Society, and an anonymous donor in memory of Barbara Serniak; credence table, members of the Welcome Committee, and Maryann and Ronald Rinaldi, in honor of parents Irene and Vincent Orloski and their children.

VFW meeting

Dupont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at the post home. Commander Mark Roney will preside.

The Home Association meeting will follow.

Food and refreshments will be served after both meetings.

School taxes mailed

Dupont Borough Tax Collector Joy Tetlak-Adelstein notifies residents the 2018 school real estate tax bills were issued July 23.

During the discount period, residents may pay their taxes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Dupont Municipal Building, 600 Chestnut St. Last day to pay taxes at the discount amount is Tuesday, Sept. 25. The office will be open additional hours, from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17; Wednesday, Sept. 19; Monday, Sept. 24, and Tuesday, Sept. 25.

The office will be closed Aug. 20-24. Mail will be processed during office closure.

Residents who are unable to pay their taxes at the municipal building can mail payment to: Joy Tetlak-Adelstein, tax collector, Dupont Municipal Building, 600 Chestnut St., Dupont, PA 18641.

To obtain a receipt, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and the entire bill with your payment. The taxpayer copy of the bill will be returned to you. If you do not wish to obtain a receipt, please include the tax collector copy of the bill with your payment.

Please consult the back of your tax bill for detailed instructions for tax payments.

DePrimo golf tournament

The 10th annual 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Wilkes-Barre Golf Club.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. with captain and crew tee-off at 8 a.m. Cost is $75 per golfer, which includes green fees, use of cart, dinner and awards. Register early at to ensure proper shirt size.

All proceeds will benefit the 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial fund of the Luzerne Foundation.

Lions cabinet meeting

The first cabinet meeting of the 2018-19 Lions year will be held Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Dupont Veterans of Foreign Wars, Main Street. Registration is at 11:30 a.m. and dinner is at 12:30 p.m. Region 1 will host the meeting.

Cost is $15 per person. Checks should be made out to District 14W. Deadline for reservations is Wednesday, Aug. 8. RSVP to Mike Dantone, zone chairman, at 570-655-3404 or or Danny Lello, zone chairman, at 570-885-4154 or

Lions food distribution

Dupont Lions Club’s monthly food distribution will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, at Sacred Heart of Jesus hall from 4 to 5 p.m. All qualifying residents of Dupont and Suscon are eligible.


Council news

Council announced the following updates:

Creek channel repairs project bid specs have been advertised, as have private hauler refuse and recycling collection bids.

Grant applications have been submitted for bank stabilization along Lidy Creek in the area of Everhart, Holden, Jackson and Almond streets. Grant applications also have been submitted for Grove Street infrastructure improvements and bridge replacement on Walnut Street over Collins Creek.

Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, in the James Cocco Council Chambers.

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