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The Dupont Crime Watch monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Dupont Borough Building. Although their Facebook page continues to grow, they need more people to attend the meetings and participate. An officer or the chief of police attends all meetings to keep the public informed about what is happening in town and to answer any questions people may have. There will be speakers in the upcoming months as well as a tour of the 911 center. The Crime Watch is looking for activities and projects for the upcoming year. Come to a meeting and bring your ideas. As always, if you see something suspicious, call 911.

 

Town-wide yard sale

There will be a town-wide yard sale in Dupont from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Residents will be setting up their items for sale on porches and in front yards. The sale will be held rain or shine. Email Marcia Roney with any questions at plaquebuster52@gmail.com.

 

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. Donation is $30 per person. For tickets and reservations, see Bob Lopata or call the VFW at 570-654-9104. Deadline for reservations is Friday, March 15.

 

Tax bills

Tax Collector Susan Gregory would like to make residents aware there is a correction on the phone number listed on the tax bill. The correct number is 570-655-6216. Please do not use the number listed on the bill. For the month of March, the tax office will be open from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays. She will continue to collect taxes from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Also please contact the tax office if you have not received your 2019 tax bill.

 

Hose company breakfast

a success

The Dupont Volunteer Hose Company wishes to thank all who supported their annual pancake breakfast. More than 700 dinners were served. The annual event brings the entire Dupont community together for a day of reminiscing and good food. Winners of the two Lottery Trees were Laurie Zawacki and Loretta Joyce.

 

Pasta dinner benefit

There will be a pasta dinner benefit at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 in Dupont to assist Tracy and Brianna Nesgoda from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 30. Their home in Pittston Twp. was gutted by fire on Jan. 10. Dinner donation is $15 for adults and $8 for children. For tickets, contact Kristina McHale at 570-362-0454 or 570-654-7058.

 

Designer purse bingo

The Pittston Arts Council will be holding a designer purse bingo at the former Seton Catholic gym in Pittston on Sunday, March 10. Tickets are $20 and available at the door. Doors open at noon.

 

Holy Mother of Sorrows news

Holy Mother of Sorrows will hold a potato pancake and clam chowder dinner on from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Frank Bednash Memorial Parish Hall. Takeouts will be available starting at noon. Donation is $10 and includes potato pancakes, soup, dessert and beverage.

 

Sacred Heart news

Gorkie Zale, the traditional Polish Lenten devotion known as “Bitter Lamentations,” will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in 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.

The Rev. Thomas Petro will hold three evenings of reflection from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings. On March 20, he will offer a reflection entitled “A Tour of Faith,” a spiritual talk on the art and architecture of the church. On March 27, he will offer a reflection entitled “A Tour of the Mass,” a spiritual talk on the ritual and theology of the Mass. On April 3, he will offer a reflection entitled “Ask the Father” where he will answer the questions of parishioners on matters of faith, morals and canon law. You are invited to write your questions on paper and deposit them in the small wooden box located in the narthex that was designed to look like a church building. The Rev. Petro will choose several of the questions from parishioners and answer them that evening.

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.

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.

 

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 dupont.news@comcast.net or call 570-407-0231 by Monday.