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DAVE SCHERBENCO / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Volunteer Mary Ellen Stevens stands with the fall wreath during the 2018 Holy Mother of Sorrows Harvest Festival.

Dupont Borough will be sponsoring a free paper shredding and electronic recycling day from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Dupont Municipal Building. Shredding will be held in front of the borough building and electronic recycling will be held in the rear.

Items that can be recycled free of charge include: desktop and laptop computers, keyboards and mouses, printers and fax machines, cables and cords, cell phone and laptop batteries, calculators and adding machines, ups battery backups, toner and ink cartridges, audio visual equipment, telephones and cell phones with cell phone batteries removed, DVD players and VCRs, gaming systems, string Christmas lights, microwaves and small appliances, metal items and water heaters, exercise equipment, car batteries (sealed lead acid) bed rims, rain spouting and filing cabinets.

Additional items that can be recycled for a fee: washers and dryers, $20; dishwashers, $20; tube type CRT monitors, $15; LCD monitors, $10; televisions under 40 inches, $35 all types; TVs in wooden cabinet, projections over 40 inches, $55; TV tube only, $55; air conditioners, $25; dehumidifiers, $25; refrigerators, $30; floor freezers, $30; ranges/stoves, $20; floor copiers and water coolers, $20; console stereos in cabinet, $35. TVs must be complete. No broken TVs will be accepted.

Destruction services for a fee: hard drive destruction, off-site, $10 per drive, includes a certificate of destruction; document destruction, off-site, $10 per standard paper size box, includes a certificate of destruction.

Payment may be made by cash or checks only. Make checks payable to Responsible Recycling Services or RRS.

Holy Mother

of Sorrows news

The 43rd annual Polish Harvest Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. One Mass will be held that day at 10:30 a.m. Blessing of the wreath will be held at noon. There will be live music from 2 to 6 p.m.

Holy Mother of Sorrows will hold an outdoor flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, under a large tent of the church grounds.

To reserve a table, call Lois McHugh at 570-603-9633. Table rentals are $15 each. Anyone needing an additional table can rent a second one for $10. Tables will be supplied by the church. Only 40 tables are available to rent on a first come basis. All reservations must be prepaid prior to the flea market with checks payable to Holy Mother of Sorrows and mailed to 212 Wyoming Ave., Dupont, PA 18641.

Polish foods, including pierogi, potato pancakes, haluski, golabki will be available.

Movie night

Dupont’s outdoor movie night Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Dupont Little League Field. The movie starts at 8 p.m. and the event is free to all children and adults.

The featured movie is “The Secret Life of Pets.” Bring your own chairs and blankets. There will be free popcorn for all attendees. You also can bring your own food and drinks. No alcohol is permitted.

The event is sponsored by the Dupont Youth Baseball Organization.

Lions Club 5K

Dupont Lions Club will hold its annual 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Little League Park on Elm Street. Registration forms are available at and also available at the Dupont Municipal Building or by contacting any Lion. Registration for adult runners is $25 with shirt or $20 without shirt. Children’s registration is $10 with shirt and $5 without shirt. Registration will end Friday, Aug. 23.

The 1-mile run for kids will start at 9 a.m. The 5K run/walk will start at 9:45 a.m. The kids run is open to young adults 13 and younger. Check-in on race day will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

The Lions Club also is seeking sponsors for the run. There is a Gold Level with a donation of $100 and Silver Level with a donation of $50. Gold sponsors will have their business logo printed on the back of the race T-shirts and silver sponsors will have large print name on the race T-shirts. Sponsorship forms are available at the Dupont Municipal Building or by contacting Camryn Lokuta, chairwoman, at 570-540-6954.

Proceeds from the 5K will benefit the Dupont Hose Company and the Pittston Area Leo Club Scholarship Fund. All checks are payable to Dupont Lions 5K.

Bowling registration

Registration for the 2019-20 Elkos Junior bowling season will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, and Sunday, Aug. 11, at Dupont Lanes on Main St.

Sacred Heart of Jesus news

The Assumption Harvest Blessing will be held at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Aug. 15. The Rev. Petro will bless the herbs, flowers, fruits and vegetables from your garden. All are welcome. Please bring your items to the sanctuary of the church before Mass and place them on the table by the Blessed Mother side altar.

Home bound 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 and attend Mass. Home visitations may be requested for a certain period of recovery time or for a more permanent basis. The sacraments of confession and anointing of the sick are offered to all home bound parishioners every Advent and Lent.

VFW Sock Hop

Dupont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 Home Association will hold a Sock Hop dinner dance Saturday, Sept. 14. Featured entertainment will be Millennium, playing for your listening and dancing pleasure from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. A dinner buffet will be served from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. and the bar will be open from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Tickets are $30 per person. For tickets, reservations and information, see Bob at the VFW or call Bob at 570-654-9104. Deadline for reservations is Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Taxes mailed

Sue Gregory, tax collector, announces the 2019 school taxes will be mailed Aug. 19. Gregory will have office hours from 4 to 6 Monday and Wednesdays at the Dupont Municipal Office. If you are need of an appointment or have not received your tax bill, please contact Gregory at 570-262-4100.

Hose Company meeting

The Dupont Volunteer Hose Company will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the company home on Main Street. President Bernie Babonis will preside. The hall is available for rental for all occasions. For information, contact Gary Kaspriskie at 570-654-4222.

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