The Sunday Dispatch is turning the Pittston Tomato Festival into a social media experience! Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — you name it, let’s post it.
This year, however, the Dispatch is stepping up its game.
According to a recent report, more than 150 million people use Snapchat. And those 50,000 attending this year’s Tomato Festival will have a special filter. The Sunday Dispatch will be featured on a special filter on the app from 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 through 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. We were going to share what the filter looks like in this issue. However, you’ll just have to wait until Thursday to find out.
Also, throughout the 33rd Pittston Tomato Festival, use the hashtag #SDTomatoes when posting photos of you eating a sopressata or housing some ripe tomatoes. Maybe a selfie with parade grand marshal Jim Zarra? How about one with Mayor Klush?
The Sunday Dispatch will keep tabs of these photos and publish our favorites in an upcoming edition. Don’t forget to save your Snaps and send them to us as well. For those of you who don’t delve into social media, send us an email to [email protected].