Pittston Tomato Festival: Lineup set for annual parade on Aug. 18

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A group from Pawsitively Perfect Pet Salon waves to the crowd from a float during the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Parade. - Sunday Dispatch file photos
Michael Yanora collects candy during the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Parade. - Sunday Dispatch file photos
Supporters of Paint Pittston Pink particpate in the 2017 Tomato Festival Parade. - Sunday Dispatch file photos
The Tomato Festival Parade moves through Pittston’s Main Street in 2017. - - Sunday Dispatch file photos

PITTSTON — The candy’s all stocked up and the vehicles are ready to go. The annual Pittston Tomato Festival Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.

Below is a complete lineup list. Read on to see where your favorite marchers will be during the event.

LINEUP

10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18

Subject to change, additions or deletions

LEAD DIVISION

East Main Street (Corner of South Main at triangle)

Pittston City Police Cruiser – Motorcycle

Knights of Columbus Color Guard

Knights of Columbus Marching Members

Knights of Columbus Vehicle

Knights of Columbus Ladies

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

Grand Marshal Sam Valenti

Stew the Tomato (Rose Fasciana)

Pittston City Mayor Michael Lombardo and City Council

DIVISION I

South Main Street (adjacent to the Mini Mart)

State Representative Mike Carroll

Congressman Matt Cartwright

District Judge Alexandra Kokura Kravitz

Italian American Association of Luzerne County

Cino Paci Band sponsored by Juddsen Spenser Construction

Montadora Society

San Cataldo Society

Atty. Girard Mecadon with Pittston Township Little League teams and Pittston Area softball

Citizens Voice/Times Shamrock

Times Shamrock/Rock 107/ESPN Radio

DIVISION I-A

South Main Street (adjacent to Mini Mart)

Pittston City Fire Department and marching firemen

Bureau of Forestry – Smokey the Bear

Miss Tomato Festival Queen 2017 – Brittany Cheskiewicz

Miss Tomato Festival Queen Contestants 2018

Little Miss Tomato 2017

Little Mr. Tomato 2017

Little Miss Pittston Leprechaun – Mila Schuler

Carmen Falcone – Northeast Military Club Army Jeeps

Sons of the American Legion Squadron 585

DIVISION II

Beginning at Winter Street (on Main into Jenkins Twp.)

Pittston Area School Board Members (vehicles)

Pittston Area and Wyoming Area marching bands

Wyoming Area and Pittston Area cheerleaders

Pittston Kiwanis Club

Pittston Area Key Club

Pittston Memorial Library Board/Friends of the Library

Jenkins Township Board of Supervisors

West Pittston Borough officials

Duryea Mayor Keith Moss

All surrounding borough officials (pending)

Pittston Area Little League Champions

Landmark Community Bank

Highway Federal Credit Union

Groove Train

Junior Patriots

DIVISION III

Winter Street (first and second block)

Master Athletic Elite

Care and Concern Ministries

All 4 Paws

Scribbles and Scholars

Pet Zone

Sunday Dispatch

DIVISION IV

Nafus Street to Vine Street

Jack Williams Tire

Tom “Nitro” Simko – Arm Wrestling Association

Toyota of Scranton

Cartridge World

Rock Street Music

Meals on Wheels

Ken Pollock Volvo Cars

Embroidery Factory

Tyler Spurlin 2007 Corvette

Broadway on the Boulevard

Subway

DIVISION V

Swallow Street (adjacent to Sapphire Salon)

Liberty Tax Service float – Lady Liberty

Salvation Army

All Star Tire

Pittston Dental Center

Racecar Driver Michael McGylnn with Dragster

Northeast Military Club – Army Jeeps Overflow

DIVISION VI

Corner South Main Street on to Plank Street

Greater Pittston Ambulance and Rescue Association

All other communities fire trucks, ambulances and rescue squads

A group from Pawsitively Perfect Pet Salon waves to the crowd from a float during the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Parade.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_TOM-Parade-1-2.jpgA group from Pawsitively Perfect Pet Salon waves to the crowd from a float during the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Parade. Sunday Dispatch file photos

Michael Yanora collects candy during the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Parade.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_TOM-Parade-2-1.jpgMichael Yanora collects candy during the 2016 Pittston Tomato Festival Parade. Sunday Dispatch file photos

Supporters of Paint Pittston Pink particpate in the 2017 Tomato Festival Parade.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_Parade3.CMYK_-1.jpgSupporters of Paint Pittston Pink particpate in the 2017 Tomato Festival Parade. Sunday Dispatch file photos

The Tomato Festival Parade moves through Pittston’s Main Street in 2017.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_Parade1.CMYK_-1.jpgThe Tomato Festival Parade moves through Pittston’s Main Street in 2017. Sunday Dispatch file photos
Tomato Festival parade lineup set

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Traffic warning

Pittston City Police will stop all traffic coming into and leaving the city at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 for the annual Tomato Festival 5K and Parade. All traffic will continue to be shut down until the conclusion of the parade.

Information provided by Clairellen Hopple

Information provided by Clairellen Hopple