Past Grand Marshals of the Pittston Tomato Festival were a garden of community champions.
The tradition of naming a Tomato Festival Grand Marshal began in 1990 when Joe Amato, a National Champion drag racer from Old Forge, got the honor for the first time. Since then a Who’s Who list of community-minded Greater Pittston people have had the honor.
This year for the festival’s 28th anniversary the Grand Marshal is Dr. Joseph Lombardo.
Previous Grand Marshals
Eleanor Adonizio and Dolly Saporito
Mayor Thomas Walsh
Albert Melone and Margaret Labarre Daniels
John Grimes and Mae Reddington McHugh
Robert Conroy, Sr.
Maria Capolarella Montante
Father Robert Romano
Local officials: Mayor Michael Lombardo, John Gavigan, Chris Latona, Ken Bangs, Phil Campenni, Donna Connors, Charles Infantino, Gerry Mullarkey, Savino Bonita, Police Chief Paul Porfirio, Fire Chief Frank Roman, and Representative Tom Tigue.
The Joyce Brothers: John, Joseph, William, David
Val Delia (posthumously)
All volunteers, vendors, performers and loyal festival attendees
Care and Concern Health Clinic