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Sacred Heart of Jesus Church will hold a flea market Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, in the church hall. Collection of items has begun. Gently used items in good condition can be dropped off in the church hall. The church hall will be open for drop off from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays; 3 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays. Last day to drop off items will be Wednesday, May 3.

Items accepted include household items, kitchen items, toys, holiday decorations, books, jewelry and furniture. Electronics and clothing will not be accepted.

All proceeds benefit the parish building fund.

Opening Day

Dupont Youth Baseball Organization will hold Opening Day festivities Saturday, April 7. Ceremonies begin at 11 a.m. with player introduction and national anthem. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., each team will play a single inning game.

There will be free burgers and hot dogs for all players and coaches. “Champ,” the RailRiders mascot, will stop by for a visit with the kids. A balloon artist will make balloon animals for all the kids and a themed basket raffle will be held. The concession stand also will be open during the festivities.

VFW meetings

Dupont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the post home. Many items of importance will be discussed and reports will be given. Commander Mark Roney will preside. The Home Association meeting will follow.

Refreshments will be served after both meetings.

Electronics collection

Dupont Borough will hold an electronics recycling from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Dupont Municipal Building.

Items that can be recycled free of charge are 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, rain spouting and filing cabinets.

Additional items that can be recycled for a fee include: washers and dryers, $20; dishwashers, $20; CRT monitors, $15 (tube type) ; LCD monitors, $10; televisions under 40 inches, $35; TVs in wooden cabinets, projection and over 40 inches, $55; air conditioners, $25; dehumidifiers, $25; refrigerators, $30; ranges/stoves, $20; floor copiers, $20; console stereos, in cabinet, $35.

Yard waste

Hopefully the weather will start to warm up and you can start your yard cleanup. Dupont Borough will begin picking up yard waste Friday, April 13.

Tax reminder

Joy Adelstein, tax collector, reminds residents office hours during the discount period, which ends Wednesday, April 11, are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Dupont Municipal Building. The office will be open additional hours, from 4 to 6 p.m., 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 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 obtain a receipt, please include the tax collector copy of the bill with your payment.

During face period, beginning April 12, residents may pay their taxes from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Dupont Municipal Building. Last day to pay taxes at the face amount is Monday, June 11.

Sacred Heart news

Sacred Heart of Jesus will hold its next picnic meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the church hall. All chairpersons and any interested volunteers are asked to attend.

The Second Sunday of Easter, April 8, is also known as the Solemnity of Divine Mercy. Sacred Heart will celebrate a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 8, at 3 p.m. in church. At this time, special prayers will be said and confessions will be heard.

Please note that work will begin in painting religious art on the sanctuary walls. Scaffolding will remain up for a short time. Please use caution when sitting or walking near the construction site.

Sacred Heart will remove the old pews Monday, May 21, to make way for interior renovations. Perhaps you would like the pew where you and your family have sat for decades. If interested, please contact Kathy at the parish office during regular business hours as soon as possible at 570-64-3713. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to noon Fridays. You can make a request for a specific pew or even a number of pews, on a first come, first served basis. Pews will be available and must be picked up Monday, May 21.

Sacred Heart Holy Name Society’s final week winners of the 300 Club raffle are first award, $500, Carol Coyne; second award, $100,Victoria Zawacki; third award, $50; Loretta Przypek, fourth award, $25,Shawn Stanco, and fifth award, $25, Scott Barnes.

Elm Street Sportsmen’s

Club meeting

Elm Street Sportsmen’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at the Polish American Citizens Club, Elm Street. John Lizak will preside.

Lions Club news

Dupont Lions Club’s next monthly food distributions will be held at Holy Mother of Sorrows Church hall because of renovations at Sacred Heart Church. Food distributions are from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, April 26, and May 24. All qualifying residents of Dupont and Suscon are eligible.

Dupont Lions will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the VFW Post. All members are asked to attend.

The Lions thank everyone who attend this year’s Easter egg hunt.

Medication disposal

You can safely dispose of unused or expired medicine by dropping them in the prescription collection drop box located inside the Dupont Municipal Building during regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Please remove personal information from all prescription bottles.

Items accepted are: prescriptions, prescription patches and ointments, over the counter medications, vitamins, sample and medication for pets.

Non-acceptable items include: thermometers, hydrogen peroxides, inhalers and needles, medications from businesses or clinical sand aerosol cans.

For information of drop off locations visit: geisinger.org/takeback.

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.