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Pittston Area Leo Club will hold its second annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Pittston Area High School. More than 45 vendors will display a variety of specialty items, including wreaths, jewelry, chocolate and clothing, to name a few. Catering will be by Chef’s Corner on Main in Dupont. There is no admission fee. The first 100 shoppers will receive a Pittston Area Leo Bag for their shopping convenience.

The Pittston Area Leo Club is sponsored by the Dupont Lions Club.

Wyoming Area Catholic has again joined forces with the Pittston Area Leo Club in efforts to fight blindness. WAC has set up a collection container in the school lobby to collect gently used prescription glasses and sunglasses.

Since 1917, the Lions and Leo clubs have been improving eye care to millions worldwide and sight programs remain one of the most defining causes for the Lions.

With that in mind, White Cane Day, the annual collection of all Lions Clubs to promote awareness and help with local projects for the visually impaired, will be held Sunday, Oct. 8. The Dupont Lions Club will conduct its fund collection from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 8, at Main Street and Bear Creek Road, near Hub One.

Lions Club news

Monday, Oct. 9, the Dupont Lions will hold installation of officers at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The 2017-18 club officers to be sworn in are: President Jeff Roche, Vice President Tom Lello, Second Vice President Stan Knick, Third Vice President Josh Gregory, Secretary Rose Linko and Treasurer Bart Bryk.

The Lions Club’s annual Match the Daily Number fundraiser is underway and tickets are available from any member of the club. Cost per ticket is $10. This campaign is the major fundraising project for the club and money raised supports the Christmas Lights Project, Halloween Safety Stations, Hometown Heroes Banners and the Easter Egg Hunt.

The Hometown Heroes Banner project will work on repairs to damaged banners and will again open up the application process. No date has been announced until specifics have been worked out at the next meeting of the club. More details will follow.

The Lions Club also will soon begin preparing the holiday lights. Common maintenance, including changing bulbs and cleaning, will start in October. Any Lion or anyone in the community interested in helping with this monumental project is asked to contact Lion Chris Kalmanowicz. More than 60 snowflakes with 100 bulbs each need to be checked, in addition to the four swags and stars that are hung up throughout the town.

Dupont Lions will sponsor Halloween Safety Stations from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. Club members and volunteers will have tables with candy and hot chocolate. The Lions Club will again have a safety station at the Dupont Little League Park, serving hot dogs, hot chocolate and candy.

Anyone who is interested in hosting a safety station can contact any member of the Lions Club. The Lions will provide the candy and hot chocolate and you will provide a safe place for the all the ghouls and ghosts.

Senior bingo

A senior bingo sponsored by the Pastoral Outreach Apostolate of Sacred Heart Church will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, in the church hall. All persons 60 and older are invited to attend. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Come enjoy a fun afternoon. All are welcome.

Holy Mother of Sorrows


Sermon, Soup & Sandwich sponsored by the Holy Mother of Sorrows Church is back! The first gathering is at noon Saturday, Oct. 21, in the parish hall.

Guest speaker will be Jack Kuligowski, who will speak about General Casimir Pulaski. Jack travelled to Poland in 2016 and toured the battlefield sites of General Pulaski, a national hero of Poland. He will share his in-depth knowledge and travel experiences of Poland and the celebrated general. All are welcome.

The annual father/son college football game event sponsored by Young Men Society of Resurrection (YMS of R) will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, in Frank Bednash Memorial Hall. The event is being held in conjunction with the Penn State vs. Michigan State football game. Game time and details will be announced.


Collection for homeless

Sacred Heart Youth Group is conducting a service project collecting needed items for a local men’s homeless shelter. Items being collected include new/gently used backpacks and blankets, tube socks, and soup cups.

Anyone who is able to donate items can place them in the box marked “Youth Group Service Project” located in the church hall. Contact Jolette at 570-905-0465 with any questions.

Get Gas

UGI has started to place gas lines in Dupont. If you have not applied for natural gas you still can do so by going to the UGI website to “Get Gas” or you can contact UGI sales representative Mike Trusa at 570-829-8664.

A map of the project locations is available for review at the Dupont Municipal during regular business hours. Arrangements are underway for a representative from UGI to be available at the municipal office in the near future for any questions or concerns from residents.

Council meeting

Dupont Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the James Cocco Council Chambers. Before the meeting, there will be a public hearing on a liquor license from Plymouth to TA Operating LLC-Petro’s in Dupont.

Dupont Centennial

Halloween celebration

The centennial committee will sponsor a Halloween celebration beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, in the field behind the Ben Franklin Kindergarten Center.

The festival will include a costume parade for humans and their pets, fire pits for s’mores, human painting by Artist Kristen Rinaldi for photos, kids games, food, snacks and a movie at dusk.

There is no admission fee. All residents are welcome.

Hose company meeting

Dupont Volunteer Hose Company will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the company home. As always, new members are welcome.

Crime Watch meeting

Dupont Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Dupont Municipal Offices. All are welcome.

Dupont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 Home Association will hold its 72nd anniversary dinner dance Saturday, Nov. 4, at the post.

Dinner buffet will be from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. The bar will be open from 7:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Millennium will provide the musical entertainment for your dancing and listening pleasure from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Donation is $30 per person. For tickets and reservations, see Bob at the VFW or call Bob at the VFW at 570-654-9104. Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, Nov. 3. Tickets cannot be sold at the door.

Elm Street Sportsmen’s

Club meeting

Elm Street Sportsmen’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Polish American Citizens Club, Elm Street, Dupont. All members are urged to attend. John Lizak will preside.

AMVETS meetings

AMVETS will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Polish American Citizens Club.

The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary will also meet Thursday, Oct. 19, at the municipal offices beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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