First Posted: 8/1/2013
St. John the Evangelist
The 14th annual bazaar of the Parish Community of St. John the Evangelist will be held Aug. 8, 9 and 10 at Church and Broad Streets in Pittston. Featured will be nightly entertainment, delicious ethnic and American food, a giant flea market in Seton auditorium and a raffle for two Notre Dame football game tickets.
A meeting for all kitchen workers will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 at the home of Bill Naugle. Any new or returning volunteers are encouraged to attend. Call 655-3602 to confirm and for directions.
Any business or individual interested in becoming a bazaar sponsor is asked to contact the parish office.
Volunteers are needed to help with many aspects of the bazaar. Call the parish office at 654-0053 to volunteer.
Items needed include buckets need to be filled for the bucket stand, items for the flea market which can be dropped off Mondays and Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. until July 23 (acceptable items include CDs, videos, books, dishes, glassware, childrens toys, sliverware, jewelry, season items; unacceptable items include stuffed animals, TVs, furniture, computer equipment and clothing); crafts and gifts for the craft stand, jewelry and cash.
Pittston Tomato Festival
The 30th Annual Pittston Tomato Festival will be held Aug. 15-18 on the festival grounds in downtown Pittston. There is live entertainment nightly.
Some 50,000 people traditionally attend the four-day event which features dozens of vendors serving a variety of ethnic foods.
There is a parade and pageant on Saturday.
The annual Tomato Fights are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 17 in the parking lot of Cooper’s on the Waterfront on Kennedy Boulevard .