Dupont Volunteer Hose Company’s 54th annual all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 3, at the hose company home on Main Street. Cost will be $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Tickets will be available at the door the day of the event.
Menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs and the hose company’s homemade sausage.
The volunteer hose company will be selling tickets for the Daily Number Lottery fundraiser and also will have theme lottery and money tree chances.
Lions Club news
Dupont Lions Club is ordering new swing sets for the playground, including two parent-toddler face-to-face swings. The face-to-face swings allow an adult to ride along with a child while they sit across from each other.
Replacements of the snowflakes bulbs will take place this year with an upgrade to include some twinkler lights. The holiday swag lights will be updated at a later date.
The Lions Club door magnets for the Memorial Day Parade have been ordered.
The Dupont Lions Club’s monthly food distribution will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Holy Mother of Sorrows Parish hall. All qualifying residents of Dupont and Suscon are eligible.
Dupont Youth Baseball
The Dupont Youth Baseball Organization will conduct registration for the upcoming 2019 T-ball/baseball season.
Registration is open to all boys and girls ages 3 through 7. There is no residential restrictions to play in Dupont, so all children from the area are welcome.
There is no registration fee this season and no additional fundraisers are required. This season, the league will operate based solely upon donations and fundraisers held locally by members of the DYBO volunteer group.
Sign-ups will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Dupont Borough Building.
Coaches and volunteers are needed and welcome.
Please check The Dupont Youth Baseball Organization Facebook page for additional information.
St. Patrick’s dinner dance
Dupont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 Home Association will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16. 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. Music will be provided by Millennium from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening.
Donation is $30 per person. For tickets and reservations, please see Bob Lopata or call the VFW at 570-654-9104. Deadline for reservations is Friday, March 15.
Dupont VFW Post 4909 will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the post home. Many items of importance will be discussed and reports given. Nominations of officers will be held at this meeting. Commander Bob Lopata will preside. The Home Association meeting will follow.
Holy Mother of Sorrows news
Holy Mother of Sorrows will hold its annual parish meeting at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at F. Bednash Memorial Hall. Only one Mass will be celebrated this Sunday and it will be held at 9 a.m.
The church will hold a Lenten fish fry dinner from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Frank Bednash Memorial Hall. Takeouts will begin at noon. Dinner includes two pieces of fish, fries, vegetable, coleslaw, dinner roll and beverage. Donation is $10.
A Lenten potato pancake and clam chowder dinner will be held Friday, April 5. Serving will be from 2 to 7 p.m. at Frank Bednash Memorial Hall. Takeouts will be available from noon. Donation is $10 and includes pancakes, soup, dessert and beverage.
Tax Collector Susan Gregory reminds residents there is a correction on the phone number listed on the tax bill. The correct number is 570-655-6216. Please do not use the number on the bill.
Tax office hours at the municipal building during the rebate period will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Additionally, the tax office will be open from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, and from 10 a.m. to noon every Sunday in March. If there are cases where you can’t make it during these set hours and days, contact Susan at 570-655-6216 to make special arrangements.
Please contact the tax office if you have not received your 2019 tax bills.
Dupont Borough Manager Patty McDonald announces recycling changes. For now, only cans, bottles and plastics with symbol numbers of 1, 2 and 3 will be collected. The original flyer given out had acceptable collectable numbers 1 to 7. The borough is waiting for a new brochure from the recycling center to update residents as new information is available.
No stryofoam, takeout containers, toys and plastic bags can be recycled.
Please follow your borough calendar for dates on recycling.
Also, save the date for paper shredding and electronic recycling, which will be held Thursday, Aug. 15, at the municipal building. Shredding will be held in front of the borough building and electronic recycling will be held in the rear of the building.
Dupont Borough Council hired Lois Morreale as a part-time clerk at the February meeting.
Dupont Public Works Department reminds residents of its snow removal plan. The department first plows the center of the roadway to open a lane of traffic. The second day or the day following the snow storm, the ordinance states that with a snowfall of 3 inches or more, by 7 a.m. it will be unlawful for anyone to park a vehicle on designated sides of streets. On the first day after the storm there will be no parking on the even side of the street to facilitate clearing of snow. The next day there will be no parking on the odd side of the street. Alleys are plowed after the main roads are cleared and opened.
Please park in driveways or follow the ordinance so the streets can be cleaned. Do not call the municipal office after the truck has passed and ask DPW to come back because you have moved your vehicle.
Please clean sidewalks within 48 hours following the end of the snowfall.
It is illegal for anyone to throw snow onto the roadway when cleaning driveways or sidewalks. Piling snow in intersections also is not permitted.
Sacred Heart news
Homebound parishioners of Sacred Heart are reminded that they may have Holy Communion brought to them on the First Friday of each month by calling the parish office and requesting this service. This spiritual care is offered by the Pastoral Outreach Apostolate to any parishioner who, because of illness or advanced age, cannot leave their homes or attend Mass.
Home visitation may be requested for a certain period of recovery time or for a more permanent basis. Confession and anointing of the sick are offered to all homebound parishioners every Advent and Lent.
Save the Date: Sacred Heart will hold a flea market in the church hall May 4-5. If you have items in good condition that you no longer want or need, you are kindly asked to hold on to them until April, at which time Sacred Heart will begin accepting donations in the church hall. Items that will be accepted include household items, kitchen items, toys, holiday decorations, books, jewelry, and furniture. Please note that electronics and clothing will not be accepted. All money raised will benefit the parish building fund.
Annmarie Paddock writes about Dupont every week for Greater Pittston Progress. To include an item in her column, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-407-0231 by Monday.