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Dupont Borough will hold an electronics recycling collection from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the borough building, 600 Chestnut St. Collections will take place in the rear of the municipal building. RRS Responsible Recycling Services is doing the recycling.

Free recyclable items accepted include: desktop and laptop computers, keyboards and mice, printers and fax machines; cables/cords, cell phones and telephones, laptop batteries and UPS battery backups, calculators and adding machines, toner and ink cartridges, audio visual equipment, DVD and VCR players, gaming systems, string Christmas lights, microwaves and small appliances, metal items, small exercise equipment, car batteries (sealed lead acid), bed frames and rain spouting and filing cabinets.

Additional items recycled for a fee include washers, dryers and dishwashers, $20 each; televisions under 40 inches and console stereos, $35; TVs in wooden cabinets, projection and TVs over 40 inches, $55; air conditioners and dehumidifiers, $25 each; refrigerators and floor freezers, $30. A complete list of accepted recyclable items is available at the municipal office during regular business hours. Please note, TVs must be complete; no broken TVs will be accepted.

The service also will provide hard drive destruction offsite for $10 per drive, which includes a certificate of destruction and document destruction offsite for $10 per standard paper size box and includes a certificate of destruction. Cash or checks should be made payable to Responsible Recycling Services or RRS.

Holy Mother of Sorrows flea market, harvest festival

This weekend, Holy Mother of Sorrows will host its annual flea market and Dozynki (Harvest) Festival this weekend.

The flea market will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, followed by the 41st annual Dozynski Festival from 10 a.m. to dusk Sunday, Sept. 10, at the parish grounds on Wyoming Avenue. Vendors include: Hopkins Farm, which will supply all the fruits and veggies; Pittston Popcorn, Tim’s Chili and Salsa, LuLaRoe, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Wreaths by Kristy Rosiak, Thirty-one, El-ssentials and many more. Also on Sunday, Holy Mother of Sorrows will host Endless Dreams Animals Petting Zoo and will also feature JustinCredible, balloon maker and face painting for kids. There also will be a huge Chinese auction in the hall. Polish foods will be featured both Saturday and Sunday, too, including pierogi, potato pancakes, golabki, kluski, kielbasa and sausage, as well as soups, funnel cakes, hot dogs and hamburgers and homemade baked goods.

Sunday, the Dozynki Festival will begin with the Blessing of the Harvest Wreath at 10 a.m. in the church, with a procession to the festival grounds. Live  music by Joe Lastovica & The Polka Punch will be featured from 3 to 6 p.m. There also will be a 50/50 raffle, bingo, raffles and the Chinese auction.

Hose company meeting

Dupont Hose Company will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the company home.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Dupont volunteer organization, please feel free to stop by the station or call 570-654-5121 or 570-654-4222 for information.

Flu shots

The office of Dr. Martin Moran, 215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont, will administer flu vaccinations from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11.  No appointments are necessary, but please bring your current insurance card with you to the office.

Lions meeting

Dupont Lions will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Home.

VFW news

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 Social Memberships for 2018 will be available in October at the post home. They will be valid through Dec. 31, 2018. Membership is $12 per year. As per PCLB regulations, everyone must be a member. Membership cards must be in your possession when you are on the premises. They must be presented to any bartender, door person, or member of the board of directors upon request.

Dupont VFW Post, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, conducts blood drives at the post home approximately six times a year.

The next blood drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the post home.

The next meeting of the VFW will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at the post home. Commander Mark Roney will preside. The Home Association meeting will follow. Refreshments will be served after both meetings.

Tire collection

Luzerne County Solid Waste Management Department and the Department of Environmental Protection will again collect used tires for free from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Hanover Area Junior/Senior High School, 1600 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover. Pre-registration is a must and there is a limit of 15 tires per vehicle. Tires will not be accepted without a pre-registration number. Please call 1-800-821-7654 to register. Tires from automobiles, motorcycles, pickup trucks and SUVs are eligible. Tires must be whole, removed from rims, uncut and free of liquids and heavy mud. Tractor trailer tires will not be accepted.

Dupont Borough will not hold a tire pickup this year. Residents must make their own arrangements for recycling tires.

Elm Street Sportsmen’s

Club meeting

Elm Street Sportsmen’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at the clubhouse, Suscon.

All members are urged to attend. John Lizak will preside.

The Dupont Youth Baseball Organization will hold its second annual golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 7, at Pine Hills Country Club, Taylor. The event is a shot gun start with captain and crew format.

Cost is $80 per person and includes green fees and cart, dinner at Dupont Veterans of Foreign Wars, door prizes, raffle drawings and prizes for flight winners, longest drive and closest to the pin.

To register, call Mark Wesolowski at 570-709-0814 or email:

Get Gas kickoff

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on Main Street to announce the start of the borough’s “Get Gas Project.” Council members, the mayor and state representatives will be attending. All residents are welcome.

Once work begins, construction will impact parts of Main Street by Elko’s Lanes, and Liberty, Bridge, Center, Monroe, Wilson, First, Second, Third and Front streets.

Sacred Heart Church news

The Holy Name Society of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church will host its 19th annual pasta and meatball dinner Saturday, Sept. 16, at the parish hall. Takeouts will be available from 3 to 5 p.m. and eat in dinners will be served from 4 to 6 p.m.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the Holy Name Society and at the parish office.

The Rev. Thomas Petro gratefully invites all parishioners who volunteered at the 70th annual parish picnic to an appreciation dinner Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Dupont Hose Company. The social will begin at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. To make reservations, please use the form from the weekly church bulletin and submit it no later than Sunday, Sept. 10. You may place your form in the collection basket, mail it or email it to the parish office.

A picnic meeting for all chairpersons and other interested parties will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, in the church hall. A review of the 2017 picnic will be given and there will be a discussion to plan for the 2018 picnic.

New members are invited to join the adult and children’s choir at Sacred Heart. Also, the choir is seeking cantors for the weekend Masses. Training will be provided. If you are interested, please contact David Hunisch, Sacred Heart’s director of music, at 570-575-2223, or see him after the weekend Masses.

CCD classes will resume Monday, Sept. 11. All students will meet in the church at 6 p.m. Registration forms are available in the vestibule of the church. Please return your completed form in the collection basket or mail it to the parish office.

The blessings of students and catechists will take place at the 8:30 a.m. Mass Sunday, Sept. 17. If you would like to serve as a catechist or substitute aide, please contact Father Petro or Elaine Starinski at 570-654-6952.

Father Petro will give a “Back to School Blessing” to all students and teachers at the 8:30 Mass Sunday, Sept. 17. Welcoming Committee will serve refreshments in the church hall following Mass.

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