West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival Committee announces event schedule

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WEST PITTSTON — The West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival will be held Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6.

The parade will begin at noon Saturday on Exeter Avenue and stop at the festival grounds on Susquehanna Avenue where there will be the Little Miss Contest, David Blight dancers, games and more.

Foods available include veggie burgers, chicken wings and homemade soups, plus there will be arts and craft. Cherry Picks will be available for $1 to win a prize.

All proceeds go towards the West Pittston community.

The schedule for the event is as follows:

SATURDAY, MAY 5

11:30 a.m. — “DV-8” playing on festival grounds

Noon — West Pittston Cherry Blossom Parade

1 p.m. — Welcome with Pat Messina, president of Cherry Blossom; Jim Manganiello, Jr., grand marshal; Star Spangled Banner and Invocation; Sarah Baylor, Wyoming Area scholarship winner

1:15 p.m. — Little Miss Cherry Blossom Contest

2:30 p.m. — TBA

3 p.m. — Joe Nardone, “Rockology” School of Music

4 p.m. — Friendly FYRE

5:15 p.m. — TBA

SUNDAY, MAY 6

Noon — WA Drama Club “The Little Mermaid”

12:30 p.m. — WP Cherry Blossom’s Open Mic

1 p.m. — Pittston David Blight

2 p.m. — Perfect Harmony School of Music/ Beth Connor

3 p.m. — Joe Nardone, “Rockology” School of Music

4 p.m. — Flaxy Morgan

5 p.m. — Festival closing

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