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Start your morning with a hearty breakfast and support your local volunteer fireman.

This Sunday, March 4, Dupont Volunteer Hose Company will hold its 53rd annual all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon at the company home on Main Street.

This traditional breakfast includes their signature scrambled eggs, pancakes and sausage. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Raffles and theme baskets will be featured. Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event.

Bowling standouts

Congratulations to the bowling teams from Elko’s who qualified to take part in the All-Star Tournament, which will be held Sunday, March 4, at Chacko’s Lanes in Wilkes-Barre.

Teams representing Elko’s include:

Bantam boys team: Max Mihalka, Derek Wesolowski, Ryan Kowalczk, Reid Smikosky and Tyler Chaump.

Bantam girls team: Emily Savakinas, Michaela Kaminski, Juliannna O’Hop, Macey Kivler and Giovanna Bobbouine.

Junior boys team: Marc Piechota, Zachary Elko, Martin Kuna, John Colarusso, and Jimmy Soroka.

Major boys team: Evan Elko, Charles Kulick, Bryan Shupp, Joey Jones and Charles Boswell.

Congratulations to David Zydko, a member of the Universal Bowling Team at Dupont Lanes, for bowling a perfect game of 300.

VFW St. Patrick’s Day

dinner dance

Dupont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 Home Association will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner dance on Saturday, March 17, at the post home.

Millennuim will provide the music for your dancing and listening pleasure from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. A dinner buffet will be available from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. with bar open from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening.

Donation is $30 per person. Contact Bob Lopata or call the VFW at 570-654-9104 for tickets. Deadline for reservations is Friday, March 16.

Holy Mother of Sorrows Lenten dinners

Holy Mother of Sorrows will hold a Lenten potato pancake and clam chowder dinner from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, in the parish hall.

Donation is $10. Takeouts are available.

Menu includes pancakes, soup, dessert and beverage.

Holy Mother of Sorrows Church will hold its second Lenten fish fry dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 23. Dinner includes two pieces of fish, french fries, vegetable, coleslaw, roll and beverage.

Donation is $10. Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event.

Fish fry

Dupont Youth Baseball Organization will sponsor a fish fry Friday, March 23, at the Dupont Little League concession stand. The dinner is takeout only from 4 to 7 p.m. Menu includes hand battered haddock, french fries, cole slaw and roll.

Cost per ticket is $10 and can be purchased by contacting Rob at 570-540-0772 or Mark at 570-709-0814.

Railroad crossing repairs

Norfolk Southern will be working on the railroad crossing, adding new rails and paving on Main Street. Work will begin Monday, April 30, and is expected to be completed Friday, May 4. More details to follow.

A map of the construction site with detour information is available at the Dupont Municipal Building.

Hometown Hero banners

Dupont Lions Club is accepting applications for the Hometown Heroes Banner Program.

These street banners are designed to honor active duty military, retirees and veterans from Dupont who honorably served or continue to serve the United States of America. Banners are 30 inches wide by 60 inches high and will include a picture of the service member in uniform, their branch of service and their era of service. For a visual example, please have a look at one of the existing banners currently on display in Dupont.

Lions and volunteers will install banners along the streets of Dupont, including Main, Chestnut and Ziegler streets and Pittston Avenue.

The sponsorship for each banner is $200, payable when submitting a sponsorship form. The sponsor’s name(s) will be displayed on the bottom of the banner.

Sponsorship forms are available at the Dupont Borough Building, the Dupont Veterans of Foreign Wars or from any Dupont Lions Club member. Deadline for applications is Monday, March 12. The Lions plan to have the banners ready for display on Memorial Day.

Lions Club park cleanup

Dupont Lions Club will hold its annual park cleanup, headed by Lion Mark Kowalczyk, beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 24.

Dupont will have the borough trucks available and also trucks and equipment from Marek Landscaping is being donated for the effort. All that is needed are volunteers. Any organization or individual that can help for all day or just a few hours would be greatly appreciated. Tasks include raking leaves, debris removal and planting.

Easter egg hunt

Dupont Lions annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Dupont Little League Field. The event is open to community children ages 10 and younger. More than 450 goodies bags will litter the field. Also, six bikes will be awarded in the three designated age groups. Donations are greatly appreciated for this poplar holiday event. Please contact any Lion member for information.

Sacred Heart home visits

The Rev. Thomas Petro and members of the Pastoral Outreach Apostolate will begin to visit the home-bound members of Sacred Heart Parish to administer confession, anointing of the sick and Holy Communion. If you have loved one homebound and would like to be added to the monthly home visitation list, please call the parish office at 570-654-3713 at your earliest convenience.

Save the dates

Veterans of Foreign Wars venison dinner, Saturday, March 24.

Dupont Youth Baseball Organization (DYBO) Opening Day, Saturday, April 7.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish’s first annual flea market, Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6.

Electronic recycling and document shedding Thursday, June 7.

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