The 47th Annual West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival sees sun, rain and success

People shuffle by clothespin bags at the concession stand of Handmade Crafts by Maria Sunday inside the craft tent at the West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival. - Fred Adams | For Sunday Dispatch
Stephen Sokach, 17, of West Pittston takes a break behind the food tent under a cherry tree to enjoy some chicken before returning to work at the stand Sunday during the West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival. - Fred Adams | For Sunday Dispatch
Alexis and Eileen Radle watch the performances on stage at the West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival under the cover of an umbrella as a light rain fell Sunday. - Fred Adams | For Sunday Dispatch
Eleven-year-old Ashlyn Loyack dances on stage at the West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival along with other dancers from the Pittston David Blight School of Dance Sunday. - - Fred Adams | For Sunday Dispatch
A little rain didn’t stop people from attending the West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival Sunday; they just pulled out umbrellas. - - Fred Adams | For Sunday Dispatch

WEST PITTSTON — The 47th Annual West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival has come and gone, and was hit with sunny weather the first day, but rainy weather the second.

Nevertheless, the event prospered with the annual parade and opening ceremony on Saturday, in which Grand Marshal Jim Manganiello was honored and West Pittston’s own Sarah Baylor, a Wyoming Area High School senior, was presented with the Cherry Blossom Festival Committee Scholarship.

Lilly Nardone, 7, of West Pittston, was crowned this year’s Little Miss Cherry Blossom during the annual contest.

Live entertainment throughout the event included performances from “DV-8”, Joe Nardone, “Rockology” School of Music; Friendly FYRE, the Wyoming Area Drama Club, dancers from the Pittston David Blight School of Dance, Perfect Harmony School of Music, Beth Connor, and Flaxy Morgan.

Proceeds from the event go to the West Pittston community.

People shuffle by clothespin bags at the concession stand of Handmade Crafts by Maria Sunday inside the craft tent at the West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_Cherry1.jpgPeople shuffle by clothespin bags at the concession stand of Handmade Crafts by Maria Sunday inside the craft tent at the West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival. Fred Adams | For Sunday Dispatch

Stephen Sokach, 17, of West Pittston takes a break behind the food tent under a cherry tree to enjoy some chicken before returning to work at the stand Sunday during the West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_Cherry2.jpgStephen Sokach, 17, of West Pittston takes a break behind the food tent under a cherry tree to enjoy some chicken before returning to work at the stand Sunday during the West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival. Fred Adams | For Sunday Dispatch

Alexis and Eileen Radle watch the performances on stage at the West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival under the cover of an umbrella as a light rain fell Sunday.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_Cherry3.jpgAlexis and Eileen Radle watch the performances on stage at the West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival under the cover of an umbrella as a light rain fell Sunday. Fred Adams | For Sunday Dispatch

Eleven-year-old Ashlyn Loyack dances on stage at the West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival along with other dancers from the Pittston David Blight School of Dance Sunday.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_Cherry4.jpgEleven-year-old Ashlyn Loyack dances on stage at the West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival along with other dancers from the Pittston David Blight School of Dance Sunday. Fred Adams | For Sunday Dispatch

A little rain didn’t stop people from attending the West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival Sunday; they just pulled out umbrellas.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_Cherry5.jpgA little rain didn’t stop people from attending the West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival Sunday; they just pulled out umbrellas. Fred Adams | For Sunday Dispatch