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Tentative line-up listed; participants are still being accepted

Msgr. John Bendik, he of the interesting hats, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish Community, and Deacon Jim Cortegerone ride in the 2010 Tomato Festival Parade.

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The Pittston Tomato Festival parade will be Saturday, August 20, at 11:30 a.m.

Due to the 5K Run, the streets will be blocked at 10:30 a.m. All participants in the parade must be lined up by 10:30 a.m. There will be no exceptions.

The parade route is approximately two miles long and will begin on Main Street in South Pittston and proceed through the downtown to Kennedy Boulevard and end on East Street, adjacent to Cooper’s Co-op building.

All area civic, social, and school organizations, as well as public officials, fire and ambulance departments are welcome to participate. Anyone still wishing to participate may contact parade chairperson, James Deice at 654-7600.

For more information or to participate in the parade please email Clairellen Hopple: clairellen31@hotmail.com

Parade Committee: Co-Chairmen - James Deice and Judy Deice, Clairellen Hopple and Mary Chiarelli

Tentative parade line-up

Subject to change (additions or deletions)

Lead Division

East Main Street (corner of South Main at Triangle)

Pittston City Police Cruiser - Motorcycle (leading parade)

1. Knights of Columbus Color Guard

2. Knights of Columbus Marching members

2-A Knights of Columbus vehicle

3. Jacquelines (Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary)

4. Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

5. Luzerne County Sheriff Patrol/ Mounted Patrol - Motorcycle and K-9 Dogs.

6. Pittston City Mayor Jason Klush and City Council

7. Grand Marshal Dr. Joseph Lombardo

8. PA State Police

Division I

South Main Street - Adjacent to the Mini-Mart

1. U.S. Rep. Congressman Lou Barletta

2. State Senator John Yudichak

3. State Representative Mike Carroll

4. District Justice Attorney Fred Pierantoni III

5. Luzerne County District Attorney Jackie Musto-Carroll

6. Cino Paci Band sponsored by the Italian American Association of Luzerne County

7. Italian American Assoc. of Luzerne County

8. Luzerne County Officials

9. Attorney Michael Vough

10. Attorney Jennifer Rogers

11. Attorney Lisa Gelb

12. Attorney Joseph Sklarosky Jr.

13. Attorney Molly Hanlon-Mirabito

14. Luzerne County Transportation Authority Trolley

Division I-A

South Main Street Adjacent to Mini Mart

1. Pittston City Fire Department

2. Bureau of Forestry - Smokey the Bear

2. Miss Tomato Festival Queen 2010 - Maria Cinti

3. Miss Tomato Festival Queen Contestants - 2011

4. A. Little Miss Tomato - 2010

B. Little Mr. Tomato - 2010

C. Little Miss West Pittston Cherry Blossom 2011

5. Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge

6. Carmen Falcone - Northeast Military Club - Army Jeeps

7. Commander Bernie McDonald Greater Pittston AMVETS Post #189

8. Wyoming Valley Drug and Alcohol Services Inc

9. NEPA Labor Federation

Division II

Beginning at Winter Street on Main into Jenkins Township

1. Pittston Area School Board Members

1A Pittston Area Marching Band and Cheerleaders

1A Wyoming Area Marching Band and Cheerleaders

2. Pittston Memorial Library Board/Friends of the Library

3. Hughestown Borough Paul Heinmarsh

4. Pittston Junior Patriots

5. All surrounding borough officials

West Pittston Mayor Tony Denisco and Council

Duryea Mayor Keith Moss

6. Pittston Senior Center

7. Brownie and Juniors Troop #30188-33568

8. Consignit Shop - Marilyn Capolarella-Currey

9. My Sister’s Kitchen - Janet Russo and Gina Altieri

10. Lynette Twirlerettes

Division III

Winter Street in first and second block

1. Greater Pittston YMCA

2. Pet Zone

3. San Cataldo Society

4. Three Imaginary Boys Band

5. First Liberty Bank - Pittston

6. Kiwanis

7. Greater Pittston Stoners Soccer

8. Keystone Kids Star Makers

9. Pawsitively Perfect Pet Salon

Division IV

Nafus Street to Vine Street

1. Tom "Nitro" Simko - Arm Wrestling Association

3A Diane’s Restaurant - Diane Simko

2. Meals on Wheels

3. Rock Street Music

4. Subway

5. Salvatore Farruggia 1930 Model A Ford

6. Ken Pollock Suzuki

7. Ed Holeran 58 Dodge

8. Carmen Timonti - Antique Car

9. Charles Schappelli - Antique Car

10. Dente’s Catering and Rental - Antique Car

Division V

Swallow Street adjacent to Sapphire Salon

1A Salvation Army - Canteen and Truck

1B Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority

2. Liberty Tax Service Float - Lady Liberty

3. Luxury Limousine Service Pink Stretch Hummer

Division VI - Corner South Main Street on to Plank Street

1. Greater Pittston Ambulance and Rescue Association

2. All other Community Fire Trucks and Ambulances and Rescue Squads.

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