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In its efforts to document the area’s past, the Greater Pittston Historical Society came across these tokens. One side says ‘Roskys Restaurant’ and ‘Chadwicks’ and the other says ‘good for 5¢ in trade.’ Since Rosky’s was located in Dupont, the society is hoping some residents will remember the tokens. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Greater Pittston Historical Society at 570-654-9565, ext. 27.

 The Dupont Hose Company will hold a Spring Fling Dinner Dance from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Dupont Volunteer Hose Company Music will be provided by The Wanabees.

Tickets are $30 per person. Anyone needing tickets can contact Jo Karaffa, dinner committee chairman, at 570-237-0747.

Youth baseball games

The Dupont Youth Baseball Organization/Tee Ball lists its schedule for April.

Saturday, April 15: Marek Landscaping vs. Darbenzio Eye Care, 9 a.m.; Dupont Monument vs. Duffy’s Diehards, 10 a.m.; Dupont VFW vs. PACC , 11 a.m.

Saturday, April 22: Marek Landscaping vs. Dupont Monument Shop, 10 a.m.; Darbenzio Eye Care vs. Dupont VFW, 11:15 a.m.; Duffy’s Diehards vs. PACC, 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 29: Dupont Monument vs. PACC, 10 a.m.; Darbenzio Eye Care vs. Duffy’s Diehards, 11:15 a.m.; Marek Landscaping vs. Dupont VFW, 12:30 p.m.

Little League opening day

Dupont/Avoca Little League will hold opening day at noon Saturday, April 22. There will be exhibition games for tee ball, coach pitch, minors and major teams throughout the day.

Free yoga class

The Pittston Area Zero Conflict Club will celebrate 50 years of Pittston Area with a Bending Back in Time night of yoga.

A free yoga class will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the Pittston Area High School gymnasium. No prior yoga experience is needed and the event is open to all ages. Lara Alexiou and Sara Butler will teach the class.

Please bring a beach towel or yoga mat.

Centennial news

Bob Price, centennial chairperson, announces a change in the upcoming Centennial Party in the Park and the 5K run. Originally scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12, the event needed to be changed because the upcoming air show is scheduled for the same day.

So, mark your calendars. Party in the Park will be held Saturday, Aug. 26, and Sunday, Aug. 27, and the 5K run will be held Saturday, Aug. 26.

Clock donations will be accepted up to Sunday, April 30. The clock will be ordered and all engraving must accompany the order at that time.

The next meeting of the Dupont Centennial Committee will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the municipal building. For more information on how you can help celebrate, contact Bob Price, chairman of the Dupont Progress Committee, at or at 570-883-0157.

VFW meeting, blood drive

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 will hold its next monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, at the post home. Many items of importance will be discussed and reports given. Commander Mark Roney will preside.

The Home Association meeting will follow.

Food and refreshments will be served after both meetings.

Dupont VFW Post, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, conducts blood drives at the post home approximately six times a year. The next scheduled blood drive is from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 16.

USS Independence reunion

Dupont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909’s Dick White announces the USS Independence CVA-62 28th reunion will be held in Buffalo, New York, from Aug. 23-27. All Navy, Marine and Air Squadrons personnel who served on the Independence and their families are welcome.

For more information, please contact: USS IndependenceCVA-62, 65 Pioneer Ridge Road, Canton, N. C. 28716 or phone 828-648-7379 or email

Egg hunt

Dupont Lions Club’s annual Easter egg hunt will be held Saturday, April 15, at the Little League Park on Elm Street, beginning at 2 p.m.

Five hundred goody bags will litter the baseball field, filled with assorted candies, coupons and labeled Easter eggs showing different prizes. Students from Wyoming Area Catholic School, Exeter, decorated the bags for the event.

The hunt is broken down into three age groups: 0-3; 4-7 and 8-10. A bike will be awarded to a boy and girl in each age group. The Easter Bunny and Leonardo, the Leo Club mascot, will attend and help hunt for goody bags with the kids.

Paper shredding

A paper shredding event will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the borough building.

Please register by calling the municipal office at 570-655-6216.

Recycling calendars

Anyone who did not receive a 2017 calendar when they purchased their refuse sticker for 2017 may stop by the municipal office and pick up the calendar.

Holy Mother of Sorrows

LuLaRoe bingo

LuLaRoe Bingo sponsored by A.N.S. of Holy Mother of Sorrows will be held Saturday, May 13.  Doors open at 1 p.m. and play starts at 2. Donation is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Consultant Erin Colarusso will be on site so you can make sure you receive your correct size. 

There will be food, baked goods and drinks available.  No outside food is allowed in the hall.

For tickets and information, call Julie Slezak at 570-466-4348 or at 570-655-9359.


Sacred Heart cleanup

Sacred Heart of Jesus Youth Group will hold an Earth Day cleanup of church properties Saturday, April 22. All members and volunteers are to meet in the church hall at 5 p.m. and the group will then proceed to the parking lot and cemetery for a cleanup of the grounds.

Thank you in advance to all those giving of their time to improve the appearance of the church properties.

It’s a boy

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hudzinski Jr., of Dupont, announce the birth of their first child, a son, Michael Edward, on March 19. Mother is the former Alison Odell. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Odell, Dupont. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hudzinski Sr., Pittston Township.

Northeast High School

70th birthday bash

Save the Date! Northeast High School, Class of 1965, will hold a 70th birthday bash at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Colaursso’s in Avoca.

All classmates are invited. No reservation are needed.  The event will include open menu and cash bar.

More information will follow closer to the date.

Easter services

Holy Mother of Sorrows will bless Easter food on Holy Saturday, April 15, at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the parish hall. Services include Holy Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m. liturgy of blessing of the fire, Easter candle and water and renewal of baptismal promises; Easter Sunday, April 16, 7 a.m. solemn procession and Holy Mass of the Resurrection and 10 a.m. Holy Mass of the Resurrection.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church will continue the tradition of blessing Easter food on Holy Saturday, April 15, at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the church hall. The faithful are invited to bring the cooked food they will eat on Easter Sunday in baskets for blessing. Services will be held Holy Saturday, April 15, with 9 a.m. morning prayer and 8 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass. Easter Sunday, April 16, Masses are at 7:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m.

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