Music, entertainment highlight Pittston City St. Patrick’s Parade lineup


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Msgr. John Bendik passes out candy from the Care and Concern Ministries at a previous St. Patrick’s Parade in Pittston. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, March 5.


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Holy Rosary School students cheer on a St. Patrick’s Day float at a previous parade.


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Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick President Ed Hart, center, helps carry the banner at a previous Pittston City St. Patrick’s Parade.


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PITTSTON — The third annual Pittston City St. Patrick’s Parade will begin at noon on Saturday, March 5 on Main Street in downtown Pittston. There are later staging times this year. Participants in a later staging time must arrive via Jenkins Township. Staging begins at 10 a.m. and runs through 11 a.m. Participants with large floats should arrive at 10 a.m.

The following is this year’s line of march:

Lead Division

(Staging time 10:15 a.m.)

Pittston City Police Cruiser

Knights of Columbus Color Guard/Members

Lackawanna College Police Academy Cruiser

City of Pittston Elected Officials

Grand Marshal Joan McFadden

Wyoming Valley Pipe and Drum Band presented by Reilly Associates

Pittston City Fire Dept.

Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance Assn.

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Mike Stack

State Rep. Mike Carroll

Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade Committee

First Division, presented by Cooper’s

(10:15 a.m. corner of Nafus Street to fork in the road)

Emerald Isle Step Dancers

United States Air Force

The Citizens’ Voice/Greater Pittston Progress

Times-Shamrock Radio

Susquehanna Brewing Company

McCarthy Tire Service

The Jacquelines and Donegal Society

Fidelity Bank

Mohegan Sun Pocono

Wesley Village – United Methodist Homes

Kuharchik Construction

Second Division presented by Joyce Insurance Group

(10:15 a.m. Nafus Street)

Greater Scranton Black Diamonds Pipe Band

Saint John the Evangelist Care & Concern Ministries

Luzerne County District Attoryney Stefanie Salavantis

District Judge Alexandra Kokura Kravitz

Luzerne County SPCA

Greater Pittston Historical Society

Ken Pollock Volvo

First National Community Bank

Pittston Area School Directors

Pittston Area Marching Patriots and Cheerleaders

Wyoming Area Cheerleaders

Greater Pittston Stoner Youth Soccer Association

Pittston Heavenly Manor Inc.

Tony’s Pizzeria

Earl F. Detweiler Greater Pittston AMVETS

Third Division, presented by FNCB

(10:30 a.m. Fork in the road going south towards Winter Street)

Cooper’s Seafood Waterfront

Spotlight Dance Studio

Luzerne County Animal Response Team

Bloomin’ Idiots Floral & Garden Center

Greater Pittston YMCA

Jack Williams Tire

Albert’s Pharmacy

Med Express Urgent Care

Cino Paci Band

Montedoro Society of Pittston

Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce

Aingeal Society

Ancient Order of Hibernians, Wilkes-Barre

Community Bank, NA

Fourth Division, presented by Mohegan Sun Pocono

(10:30 a.m. Winter Street)

Wyoming Area Catholic School

Ancient Order of Hibernians, Avoca

Jenkins Township Board of Supervisors

Hughestown Borough

Exeter Borough

Young’s Funny Farm

Family and Friends

Pittston Memorial Library

Roof Cleaning Pros & Pressure Washing

Peggy’s Affordable Lawn Service

Pediatria Healthcare

First Choice Systems & Solutions Inc.

Liberty Tax Service

Cumulus Media

Pittston Tomato Festival Queen Hannah Kasko

Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Rachel Leandri

Miss Luzerne County Cassie Cerulli

Miss Northeastern PA Kaitlyn Miller

Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s Outstanding Teen Abigil White

Miss Northeastern PA’s Outstanding Teen Courtney Richards

Miss Luzerne Couty’s Outstanding Teen Nina Sampogne

David Blight School of Dance

Meals on Wheels of Greater Pittston

Fifth Division, presented by McCarthy Tire

(10:30 a.m. Corner of South Main Street and Winter Street)

Celtic United Pipes & Drums presented by Susquehanna Brewing Co.

Society of Irish Women

Golden Technologies, Inc.

Cub Scout Pack 303/Boy Scout Troop 303

Boy Scout Troop 316, Avoca

Ancient Order of Hibernians, Girardville

Pittston Candy

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

Little Mr. Germania Maxwell Edwards

Second Presbyterian Church, Pittston

Baloga Funeral Home

American Red Cross

Pittston Lithuanian Social Beneficial Club

Crossmolina School of Irish Dance

Pittston Kiwanis Club, PA Key Club and Builders Club

Sixth Division, presented by Wesley Village

(11 a.m. Fork in the road at Plank Street)

Ceol Mor Pipe and Drum Band

Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority

Therapy Dogs International Chapter 254

Polit and Costello

The Hair Color Studio and Stroodle the Dog

Yashinski’s Lawn Care

Cedar BMX

Driscoll’s Home Center

Ellsworth Disposal

Subway

Eclectic Circus

Fortis Institute, Forty Fort

Jubilee Balloons

The Town Tavern

Bronzed Bunz

Seventh Division, presented by Pittston Heavenly Manor

(11 a.m. Plank Street)

Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots

Ben & George’s Ice Cream

Victory Sports League

Superior Plus Energy

A Steam Team

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

RJ Walker, Pittston

Cooley’s Anemia Foundation Annual Care Walk Fundraiser

Northeast Eagle Distributers

Interstate Building Materials

The Embroidery Factory, LLC

George Morgan Antique Car

Msgr. John Bendik passes out candy from the Care and Concern Ministries at a previous St. Patrick’s Parade in Pittston. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, March 5.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_SD_St-Patrick-Parade_8-1.jpgMsgr. John Bendik passes out candy from the Care and Concern Ministries at a previous St. Patrick’s Parade in Pittston. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, March 5. Bill Tarutis File Photos | For Sunday Dispatch

Holy Rosary School students cheer on a St. Patrick’s Day float at a previous parade.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_SD_St-Patrick-Parade_7-1.jpgHoly Rosary School students cheer on a St. Patrick’s Day float at a previous parade. Bill Tarutis File Photos | For Sunday Dispatch

Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick President Ed Hart, center, helps carry the banner at a previous Pittston City St. Patrick’s Parade.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_SD_Pittston-StPat-Parade_2-1.jpgGreater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick President Ed Hart, center, helps carry the banner at a previous Pittston City St. Patrick’s Parade. Bill Tarutis File Photos | For Sunday Dispatch

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Information provided by Sarah Donahue.

Information provided by Sarah Donahue.

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