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Contestants sought for Miss Pittston Tomato Festival

Call also goes out for Little Miss, Little Mr. Tomato candidates

Single young ladies between the ages of 13 and 19 years old are invited to compete for the title Miss Pittston Tomato Festival which comes with a $500 cash college scholarship. Prizes and gifts are presented to all participants and a $250 cash college scholarship to the first runner-up.

Scoring is based on an interview, stage performance/talent, which may include a commercial for the Pittston Tomato Festival, a song, dance, etc. Entrants are not required to be from the Pittston area.

To be eligible you need to be single, between the ages of 13 and 19, and available to compete Saturday, August 20, at 1 p.m. Each entrant is invited to ride in the Saturday morning parade, however, it is not required.

The 2011 winner will of course be required to be at the festival to meet and greet guests through the conclusion on Sunday night.

Applications are available online at http:/ www.pittstontomatofestival.com/queen.htm, or you can receive one by calling 883-9944. Please leave a message with your complete mailing address, age, name and phone number. There is a $30 entrance fee and proof of age is required.

Former Pittston Tomato Festival Queen Angel Noone is the chairperson of the pageant. Deadline for entry is August 6.

The Little Miss and Little Mister Tomato contest will be held Sunday, August 21. All contestants are asked to be at the festival band shell by 10:30 a.m.

The first category “Little Miss Pittston Tomato” is open to girls, two to six years old. The second category “Little Mister Pittston Tomato” is open to boys, two to six years old. The categories will be judged with 50 points for beauty and 50 points or personality. Children are asked to wear something they would wear to a day at the Pittston Tomato Festival. One winner will be chosen in each category with one runner-up. Entry fee is $5 and prizes will be awarded. Checks should be made payable to the Pittston Tomato Festival Inc. Deadline for entries is Friday, August 12. Chairpersons for the event are Angel Noone and Maria Rose LoBrutto.

Applications should be sent to Pittston Tomato Festival Kids Contest, c/o City Hall, Attn: Angel Noone, 35 Broad Street, Pittston, Pa. 18640. Applications are available online at pittstontomatofestival.com. Entry must include child’s name, age and sex, address and phone number and name of parents/guardian.

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