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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. Banner dimensions 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. Family members must provide a photo, which may be black and white or color. For a visual example, please have a look at one of the existing banners currently on display in Dupont.

Lions Club members and volunteers will install banners along the streets of Dupont, including Main, Chestnut and Ziegler streets and Pittston Avenue. All efforts will be made to have the banners hung prior to Memorial Day and they will remain up until its sponsor requests that it be taken down.

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. Please return you application as soon as possible so the club can have them ready for display on Memorial Day.

The Dupont Lions Club extends its heartfelt thank you to all our military service men and women for their selfless service to our great country!

Tax bills

Dupont Borough Tax Collector Joy Tetlak-Adelstein notifies residents the 2018 county/municipal real estate tax bills were issued Feb. 12. 

During the discount period, residents may pay their taxes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Dupont Municipal Building, 600 Chestnut St.  

Last day to pay taxes at the discount amount is Wednesday, April 11. The office will be open additional hours, from 4 to 6 p.m. April 2, April 4, April 9 and April 11.  

The office will be closed April 16 to April 30 and June 12 to July 22.  Mail will be processed during office closure. 

Residents who are unable to pay their taxes at the municipal building can mail their payment to: 

Joy Tetlak-Adelstein, tax collector, Dupont Municipal Building, 600 Chestnut St., Dupont, PA 18641. 

To obtain a receipt, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and the entire bill with your payment. The taxpayer copy of the bill will be returned to you.  If you do not wish to receive a receipt, please include the tax collector copy of the bill with your payment. 

VFW St. Patrick’s Day

dinner dance, meeting

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. Deadline for reservations is Friday, March 16.

Dupont VFW will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, at the post home. Many items of importance will be discussed and reports given. Nominations of officers will be accepted at the meeting. Commander Mark Roney will preside.

The Home Association meeting will follow.

Food and refreshments will be served after both meetings.

Hose company breakfast

Dupont Volunteer Hose Company will hold its 53rd annual all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 4, 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 are available from any member of the company and also will be available at the door on the day of the event.

Electronics recycling

and paper shredding

The borough will sponsor an electronic recycling drive and document shedding drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7. Shedding will be held at the front entrance of the municipal building and the electronics drop off will be behind the municipal building.

There is no cost for document shedding but there will be fees for electronic recycling. Borough officials will post the recycling costs as soon as they are available.

Holy Mother of Sorrows fish fry

Holy Mother of Sorrows will sponsor its Lenten fish fry from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the parish hall, Wyoming Avenue. Dinner includes two pieces of fish, fries, vegetable, coleslaw and roll. Donation is $10. Tickets are available by calling the rectory office at 570-654-4262. Tickets will be available at the door the day of the event.

Lions food distribution

The monthly food distribution sponsored by the Dupont Lions is in need of volunteers who would help bag and sort food items. Helpers are asked to start at 1 p.m. to prepare items for distribution from 4 to 5 p.m. Contact any Lions Club member for additional information.

Dupont Lions Club’s next monthly food distribution will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church parish hall. All qualifying residents of Suscon and Dupont are eligible.

Youth baseball registration

Dupont Youth Baseball Organization (DYBO) will have signs-ups from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Dupont Municipal Building Additional sign-ups will follow. The organization will hold a uniform distribution day in March, with the exact date yet to be determined. Weather permitting, Opening Day will be Saturday, April 7.

Bunny Bar Hop

The Dupont Bunny Bar Hop sponsored by the Dupont Progress Committee will be held Saturday, March 24.

Commemorative T-shirts are available for $10 each. You can order your shirt at the Dupont Municipal Building during regular office hours. Deadline for shirt orders is Monday, Feb. 26.

What is the Bunny Bar Hop? You or a group of friends pick one or more local establishment to visit throughout the evening. It’s a great chance to meet friends and support local businesses. Come out and have a great night of fun.

Sacred Heart news

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church announced new parish pastoral council and finance council has been formed. Chosen to serve a three-year term on the pastoral council are: Gene Bartosiewicz, Sharon Bartosiewicz, Kimberly Collins, Anthony George, Kevin Krawczyk, Heather Roche, Ed Suchecki, Mary Ann Smithonic and Kathy Vojta. Finance council members are: Gene Bartosiewicz, Lorraine Harmanos, Jack Kuligowski, Jean Oprindick, Jeff Roche and Mark Zakoski.

Sacred Heart will sponsor a flea market May 5-6 at the parish hall. The church will begin collecting the following sometime in April: household items, kitchen items, toys, holiday decorations, books, jewelry and furniture. Electronics and clothing will not be accepted. All money raised from the flea market will benefit the building fund.

In parishes throughout the Scranton Diocese, confessions will be heard from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Mondays during Lent. The Rev. Thomas Petro will be available to hear confessions at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church on the following Mondays: Feb. 19 and 26 and March 5, 12, 19 and 26.

The Rev. 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 a loved one who is 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.

Dart league

Brickhouse Tavern will be starting a dart league on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. Anyone interested can sign up at the tavern. First meeting will be Sunday, Feb. 25.

Crime Watch meeting

Dupont Neighborhood Crime Watch will hold its February meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Dupont Municipal Building. After a brief meeting, the group will be touring the new Pennsylvania State Police helicopter facility at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. The meetings are open to everyone and new members are always welcome.

Save the dates:

Holy Mother of Sorrows will hold a Lenten potato pancake dinner Friday, March 16.

Dupont Lions Club’s annual Easter egg hunt is Saturday, March 31.

Annmarie Paddock writes about Dupont every week for Greater Pittston Progress. To include an item in her column, contact her at apaddock@pittstonprogress.com or call 570-301-2176 by Monday.