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The second annual trunk and treat event sponsored by Dupont Crime Watch will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the field behind the old Ben Franklin Center.

There will be trunk-and-treating, a costume contest with prizes and the movie “Halloween Town” at dusk. Refreshments will be offered at no cost and will include hot dogs, s’mores, apple cider and popcorn. Everyone attending is encouraged to dress up, including well behaved pets.

Follow Dupont Trunk or Treat’s Facebook page for information.

The Crime Watch is looking for individuals or organizations who would be interested in decorating a car, truck or any other type of vehicle and passing out candy.

Contact Bob Price at 570-840-3461 or Camaryn Lokuta at 570-451-1269 for details on participating in the trunk or treat.

To date, 11 vehicles are scheduled to participate in this year’s event, making for a very tasty treat for the all the ghosts, ghouls and goblins.

This year the Crime Watch is proud to participate in the “Teal Pumpkin Project,” offerings allergy-friendly options.

Tire recycling collection

Dupont Borough will participate in a tire recycling effort Saturday, Oct. 13, sponsored by the Luzerne County Solid Waste Management Department and the Department of Environmental Protection.

Collection will be held at the Hanover Area Junior/Senior High School. Dupont Public Works will collect two tires per household Friday, Oct. 12, but you must register with the borough beforehand.

Acceptable tires include automobile, motorcycle, pickup truck, SUV or farm tractor tires. Tires must be whole, removed from rims, and be uncut and free of liquids and heavy mud.

Please contact the borough manger at 570-655-6216 to make your reservations for the collection.

Lions Club news

Dupont Lions Club will hold a highway cleanup Saturday, Oct. 13. Lions Club members will meet at the Dupont Municipal Building at 8:30 a.m. to clean up Chestnut Street, starting at the truck stop near Walmart and continuing to the dizzying roundabouts.

Help is always welcome and if your club or organization would like to volunteer and help clean up Dupont, please contact any member of the Lions Club or Patty McDonald at the Dupont Municipal office at 570-655-6216.

Sunday, Oct. 14, the Lions will hold their annual White Cane Day. They will collect donations at the intersection of Main Street and Bear Creek Boulevard, adjacent to HUB 1 and Bobby O’s. All money raised will be given to the Upper Valley Eye Bank to assist the blind and visually impaired. Members are asked to meet at Cebula’s at 8:30 a.m. Collections will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon.

Thanks to Lions Stanley Knick, Fred Lokuta, Dan Lello, Chris Kalmanowicz and Bart Bryk for assisting with hanging Hometown Hero Banners this past weekend. Also, thanks to Rick and the rest of the Duryea Borough Street Department for the use of the bucket truck to hang the banners. The club finally completed hanging the 25 Hometown Hero Banners throughout Dupont this past weekend.

The project had been delayed due to weather and other scheduling conflicts. A huge Lion’s roar to all in getting this project completed. Thank you to all the banner sponsors for their patience. Most importantly, we sincerely thank the men and women who are memorialized on these banners and the countless others who have served and who continue to serve the United States of America!

Food distribution

Dupont Lions Club’s monthly food distribution will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Holy Mother of Sorrows Polish National Catholic Church. All qualified residents of Dupont and Suscon are eligible.

Website and calendar


Pictures and articles for the website or the 2019 borough calendar are now being accepted by Borough Manager Patty McDonald at the municipal office.

For information, contact Patty at 570-654-6216.

Council meeting

Dupont Borough Council will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the James Cooco Council Chamber of the municipal building.

Topping the agenda will be a vote to award a contract to JP Mascaro for trash pickup. The proposal is to allow up to three bags per unit, with pickup remaining on Mondays, except for holidays, when the schedule will change to Tuesdays.

The proposed bid approval may include a rate increase to residents. Residents are asked to attend and voice their opinions and/or concerns on this proposal.

VFW anniversary

dinner dance

Dupont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 Home Association will hold its 73rd anniversary dinner dance Saturday, Nov. 3, at the post.

Dinner buffet will be served from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. The bar will be open from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Millennium will provide musical entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Donation is $30 per person. For tickets and reservations, see Bob at the VFW or call Bob at 570-654-9104. Deadline for reservations is Friday, Nov. 2. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Sacred Heart news

The Pastoral Outreach Apostolate of Sacred Heart Church thank everyone for the many donations received for their recent pro-life baby shower benefitting the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania for Human Life.

The Pastoral Outreach Apostolate will sponsor a senior bingo from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, in the hall.

All who are 60 years of age or older are invited.

Admission if free. Snack and token prizes will be given. Come and enjoy a fun afternoon with friends.

Crime Watch meetings

Dupont Crime Watch will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Dupont Municipal Building.

Also, a planning meeting for the group’s truck and treat event will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Dupont Municipal Building.

Medication disposal

You can safely dispose of unused or expired medicine by dropping them in the prescription collection box inside the Dupont Municipal Building from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please remove personal information from 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 on drop-off locations, visit

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