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Above, Polish words included on the harvest wreath are part of the motto of the Polish National Catholic Church: ‘With truth, work, fight we shall prevail.’ Prawda is the Polish word for truth, praca means work, walka means fight and zwyciezymy means to prevail. Dozynki is the Polish word for harvest and is where the annual Dozynki Festival at Holy Mother of Sorrows Church gets its name. At left are some of the items included on the wreath.

Holy Mother of Sorrows held its annual flea market Sept. 7 and 43rd annual Dozynki Festival on Sept. 8 on the parish grounds. Homemade Polish foods were served both days. The traditional blessing of the harvest wreath was held Sept. 8, followed by live polka music, a bake sale, theme baskets and more homemade Polish foods.

Voting place change

Voting in Dupont will have a new location for the general election on Nov. 5. Luzerne County Board of Elections has changed the location from the Dupont Municipal Building to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 401 Main St., Dupont. The doors on Grant Street will be used as the entrance for voters and parking will be available in the back on Grant Street, as well. The ADA entrance will be the kitchen entrance off of the Grant Street parking lot.

Recycling success

The recent recycling event held at the Dupont Municipal building resulted in 1,240 pounds of paper shredded, and 4,522 pounds of electronics collected.

Calendar photo submissions

Photos for the borough calendar are due by Monday, Sept. 30. If your organization would like to have photos in next year’s calendar, please send them to Pat McDonald, borough manager.

Tire collection

Luzerne County has notified Dupont Borough of the upcoming free tire collection which will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Hanover Area Jr./Sr. High School, 1600 Sans Souci Parkway.

Dupont workers will collect tires for the county collection. Place tires curbside for collection on Friday, Oct. 11. There is a two-tire limit per residence.

Acceptable tires are: automobile, motorcycle, light pick-up trucks, SUV, ATV and farm tractor tires. Tires must be whole, removed from rims, be uncut and free of liquids and heavy mud.

For residents who wish to drop off tires in Hanover Twp. themselves, pre-registration is required and there is a limit of 16 tires per vehicle. Tires will not be accepted without a pre-registration number. Please call 1-800-821-7654 to register.

School taxes

Sue Gregory announces the 2019 school taxes have been mailed. She will have office hours from 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the municipal building. If you are in need of an appointment or have not received your tax bill, please contact Gregory at 570-262-4100.

Lions food distribution

The monthly food distribution sponsored by the Dupont Lions Club will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Holy Mother of Sorrows Parish Hall on Wyoming Avenue, Dupont.

The club is in need of volunteers to help unload the food truck. If you can offer some help, report to the parish hall by 1:30 p.m.

Lions Club installation

Dupont Lions will hold installation of officers for the new Lion year at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Officers are President Jeff Roche, Vice President Tom Lello, Secretary Linda Zaneski and Treasurer Bart Bryk.

Pro-life baby shower

A pro-life baby shower sponsored by the Pastoral Outreach Apostolate of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church will be held the weekend of Sept. 14-15 to benefit the Wyoming Valley Chapter of Pennsylvanians for Human Life.

The group is collecting new, unused baby items, such as sleepers, blankets/afghans, quilts, washcloths and towels, disposable diapers, etc. Clothing is needed in sizes newborn to 24 months. Donations can be dropped off before or after all Masses and can be placed in the play pen located in the church narthex. Monetary donations also will be accepted and can be placed in the collection basket or sent to the parish office in an envelope indicating a donation to the baby shower.

The public is invited to a mock baby shower in the church hall after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Sept. 15.

Sacred Heart picnic

thank you dinner

The Rev. Thomas Petro invites all parishioners who volunteered to make the 72nd annual parish picnic such a success to an appreciation dinner.

The dinner will be held Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Dupont Hose Company. A social will begin at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:30.

To make a reservation, complete the form from the bulletin and submit it no later than Sunday, Sept. 22. Place your form in the collection basket, mail it, or email it to the parish office. Please do not call the office to make reservations.

Gas conversion

Residents who have converted to gas or those looking into gas service are reminded UGI offers rebates and incentives to help customers lower their energy bills through the use of high efficiency equipment. Rebates are available for customers who install qualifying residential and commercial heating and water heating equipment between Jan. 1, 2017 and Sept. 30, 2021. Visit for allowances and rebate applications.

Recycling collection

Dupont’s recycling schedule is as follows: First and third Wednesdays are plastics No. 1, 2 and 3 only and cans. The second and fourth Wednesdays are newsprint and papers. There is no recycling the fifth Wednesday. Refer to your borough event calendar for monthly schedules.

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