Lineup set for annual Pittston Tomato Festival Parade on Aug. 20


Tomato Festival parade lineup set

For Sunday Dispatch



The Polit & Costello float was a hit during a previous Pittston Tomato Festival.


Tony Callaio File Photo | For Sunday Dispatch

Rose Randazzo, seated center, was the 2014 Pittston Tomato Festival Parade Grand Marshal.


Tony Callaio File Photo | For Sunday Dispatch

Pittston Mayor Jason Klush tosses out candy along the parade route during a previous parade.


Tony Callaio File Photo | For Sunday Dispatch


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    Traffic warning

    Pittston City Police will stop all traffic coming into and leaving the city at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 for the annual Tomato Festival 5K and parade. All traffic will continue to be shut down until the conclusion of the parade.

    PITTSTON — The candy’s all stocked up and the vehicles are ready to go. The annual Pittston Tomato Festival Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. Below is a complete lineup list. Read on to see where your favorite marchers will be during the event.

    LINEUP

    10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20

    Subject to change, additions or deletions

    Lead Division – East Main Street (Corner of South Main at triangle)

    Pittston City Police Cruiser – Motorcycle

    USMC Color Guard

    Knights of Columbus Color Guard

    Knights of Columbus marching members

    Knights of Columbus vehicle

    Jacquelines (Knights of Columbus Ladies)

    Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

    St. Patrick’s Day Committee

    Pittston City Mayor Jason Klush and city council

    Grand Marshal James Zarra

    Pennsylvania State Police

    Division I – South Main Street (adjacent to the Mini Mart)

    Lt. Gov. Mike Stack

    State Rep. Mike Carroll

    Judge Joseph Cosgrove, Commonwealth Court of Pa.

    Luzerne County District Attorney Stephanie Salavantis

    District Justice Alexandra Kokura Kravitz

    Cino Paci Band sponsored by the Italian American Association of Luzerne County

    Italian American Association of Luzerne County

    Montadora Society

    San Cataldo Society

    Atty. Girard Mecadon with Pittston Twp. Little League and Pittston Area softball

    Lackawanna College Police Academy

    Company A No. 143 Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment

    West Pittston Little League

    Division I-A – South Main Street (Adjacent to Mini Mart)

    Pittston City Fire Department and marching firemen

    Bureau of Forestry – Smokey the Bear

    Miss Tomato Festival Queen 2015 – Hannah Kasko

    Miss Tomato Festival Queen Contestants 2016

    Little Miss Tomato 2015

    Little Mr. Tomato 2015

    Little Miss Cherry Blossom 2016

    Northeast Scholarship Pageant Association (6 girls)

    Little Mr. Germania 2016 – Maxwell Edwards

    Little Miss Germania 2016 – Sophia Clair Metys

    Carmen Falcone – Northeast Military Club – Army Jeeps

    Commander Bernie McDonald – Greater Pittston AMVETS Post No. 189

    Ken Pollock Volvo

    Division II – Beginning at Winter Street (on Main into Jenkins Twp.)

    Pittston Area School Board Members

    Pittston Area and Wyoming Area marching bands

    Wyoming Area and Pittston Area cheerleaders

    Pittston Kiwanis Club

    Pittston Area Key Club

    Pittston Memorial Library Board/Friends of the Library

    Hughestown Borough Mayor Wayne Quick

    Exeter Mayor Herman Castellani with Police Captain

    West Pittston Borough Officials

    Duryea Mayor Keith Moss

    All surrounding borough officials

    Pawsitively Perfect Pet Salon

    Pittston Jr. Patriots

    Landmark Community Bank

    Highmark Federal Credit Union

    Division III – Winter Street (first and second block)

    Irem Shrine Oriental Band

    Care and Concern Ministries

    Greater Pittston YMCA

    Pet Zone

    American Grill

    All 4 Paws

    Handyman Matters of Wilkes-Barre and Scranton

    Students United Martial Arts Academy

    Spotlight Dance Studio

    Action Lift

    Flexible Mobility

    Take the Stage Center for Performing Arts

    Division IV – Nafus Street to Vine Street

    Jack Williams Tire

    Tom “Nitro” Simko – Arm Wrestling Assoc.

    Toyota of Scranton

    Meals on Wheels

    Rock Street Music

    Subway

    Steve Farruggia Classic ‘84 Corvette

    Bobby Reap ‘99 Subaru Legacy SUS Lower Car

    Borino Tire and Auto

    Boy Scout Pack 303/Troop 303

    Roof Cleaning Pros and Pressure Washing

    West Side Starz Athletics

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    Division V – Swallow Street (adjacent to Sapphire Salon)

    Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority

    Liberty Tax Service float – Lady Liberty

    Paint Pittston Pink

    Wesley Village

    Chiseled Fitness Studio

    Bovani Towing

    UGI Utilities

    Interstate Building

    McGlynn Racing ‘69 Camaro 228 Pro Race Car

    Racecar Driver Michael McGlynn with dragster

    Division VI – Corner South Main Street on to Plank Street

    Greater Pittston Ambulance and Rescue Association

    All other communities fire trucks, ambulances and rescue squads

    The Polit & Costello float was a hit during a previous Pittston Tomato Festival.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Tomato-Fest-Parade-9.jpgThe Polit & Costello float was a hit during a previous Pittston Tomato Festival. Tony Callaio File Photo | For Sunday Dispatch

    Rose Randazzo, seated center, was the 2014 Pittston Tomato Festival Parade Grand Marshal.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Tomato-Fest-Parade-8.jpgRose Randazzo, seated center, was the 2014 Pittston Tomato Festival Parade Grand Marshal. Tony Callaio File Photo | For Sunday Dispatch

    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_tomato-153272_960_720.jpgTony Callaio File Photo | For Sunday Dispatch

    Pittston Mayor Jason Klush tosses out candy along the parade route during a previous parade.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Tomato-Fest-Parade-1.jpgPittston Mayor Jason Klush tosses out candy along the parade route during a previous parade. Tony Callaio File Photo | For Sunday Dispatch
    Tomato Festival parade lineup set

    For Sunday Dispatch

    Traffic warning

    Pittston City Police will stop all traffic coming into and leaving the city at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 for the annual Tomato Festival 5K and parade. All traffic will continue to be shut down until the conclusion of the parade.

    Information provided by the Pittston Tomato Festival Committee.

    Information provided by the Pittston Tomato Festival Committee.

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