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.


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.


Bill Tarutis File Photos | For Sunday Dispatch


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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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