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To accommodate residents, tax collector Susan Gregory has extended tax collection hours during March. The tax office will be open from 10 a.m. to noon every Sunday in March. In addition to the Sunday hours, she will continue to collect taxes from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Dupont Municipal Building.

Hose company breakfast

Don’t forget to stop at the Dupont Volunteer Hose Company’s 54th annual all-you-can-eat breakfast this weekend, Sunday, March 3, at the hose company home on Main Street from 7 a.m. to noon. Cost will be $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

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.

Holy Mother of Sorrows Lenten food sales

Holy Mother of Sorrows 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 potato pancakes, soup, dessert and beverage.

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.

VFW meeting

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.

Snow ordinance

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

Gorkie Zale, the traditional Polish Lenten devotion known as “Bitter Lamentations” will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. The choir of Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Duryea will join Sacred Heart’s choir in the singing. The Rev. Joseph Mosley will be guest homilist. A light reception will follow in the church hall. All are invited to attend.

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 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.

Holy Name Society of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish’s annual “300 Club” raffle tickets are now available from any Holy Name member, as well as at the parish office. Tickets are $10. Drawings will take place during Lent.

Paper shredding and electronics recycling

Dupont Borough will hold a paper shredding and electronics recycling from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15.

Shedding will take place in front of the borough building and electronics will be collected in the rear of the building.

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