Hannah Kasko, Shavertown, named 2015 Pittston Tomato Festival Queen

By Jimmy Fisher - jfisher@timesleader.com | August 22nd, 2015 3:50 pm

PITTSTON — Hannah Kasko, 14, always dreamed of becoming a queen, and on Saturday her dreams came true.

Kasko, of Shavertown was voted the 2015 Pittston Tomato Festival Queen and was crowned by the 2014 queen, Courtney Richards.

The five finalists ranging from ages 14 to 19 were Sarah Bingham, 14, Shickshinny; Theresa Rose Mitten, 17, Harding; Elisa Rivera, 17, Plains; Destiny Seville, 15, Plymouth and Kasko.

Kasko received a $500 cash scholarship from the Pittston Tomato Festival Committee with the first runner up, Rivera, receiving a $250 scholarship.

As part of her talent, Kasko tap danced to a rendition of “Can’t Buy Me Love” written by The Beatles but performed by Michael Bublé.

“I was really surprised (being named Tomato Festival Queen) and a little emotional since it’s my first title ever,” said Kasko. “I’m just really excited to do this and I’m so happy.”

Judges were former festival queens Kate Mangan, Lauren Timek and Rachel Leandri.

Pageant Master of Ceremony was Dr. Michael Lombardo, while Jamie Andrews was the chairperson.

2014 Pittston Tomato Festival Queen Courtney Richards crowns Hannah Kasko as the 2015 Pittston Tomato Festival Queen on Saturday, Aug. 22.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Tomato-Queen.jpg2014 Pittston Tomato Festival Queen Courtney Richards crowns Hannah Kasko as the 2015 Pittston Tomato Festival Queen on Saturday, Aug. 22. Jimmy Fisher | Sunday Dispatch

By Jimmy Fisher

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