The 2019 Pittston Tomato Festival Parade will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, in downtown Pittston.

Because of the 5K Run, the streets will be blocked at 9:30 a.m. All participants in the parade must be lined up by 9:30 a.m. There will be no exceptions. The parade route goes from Main Street in South Pittston through the downtown, then around to Kennedy Boulevard ending on East Street. The tentative lineup is as follows:

Lead Division: East Main Street, corner of South Main Street at Triangle

  • Pittston City police cruiser/ motorcycle
  • Knights of Columbus Color Guard
  • Knights of Columbus marching members and vehicle
  • Knights of Columbus Jacquelines Auxiliary
  • Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
  • Grand Marshals Chester Montante and Louise Smith
  • Stew the Tomato (Brianna Cheskiewicz)
  • Pittston City Mayor Michael Lombardo and city council

Division 1: South Main Street adjacent to the Mini Mart

  • State Rep. Mike Carroll
  • District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis
  • Magisterial District Judge Alexandra Kokura Kravitz
  • Italian-American Association of Luzerne County
  • Cino Paci Band sponsored by Juddson Spenser Construction
  • San Cataldo Society
  • Greater Pittston Progress/The Citizens’ Voice/Times-Shamrock

Division 1-A: South Main Street adjacent to Mini Mart

  • Pittson City Fire Department and marching firefighters
  • Bureau of Forestry – Smokey The Bear
  • Miss Greater Reading Outstanding Teen 2019 Brittany Cheskiewicz
  • Little Miss Tomato 2018 Mia Leann Bartus
  • Little Miss Tomato 2018 Violet Pantuc
  • Emerald Isle Step Dancers
  • 1st Lt. Jeff DePrimo Foundation

Division 2: Winter Street on Main Street into Jenkins Twp.

  • Pittston Area school board
  • Pittston Area marching band
  • Pittston Area cheerleaders
  • Pittston Area softball
  • Pittston Area baseball
  • Pittston Kiwanis Club
  • Pittston Area Key Club
  • Pittston Memorial Library Board/Friends of the Library
  • Jenkins Twp. board of supervisors
  • Hughestown borough officials
  • Duryea Mayor Keith Moss
  • Other area officials
  • The Pet Zone
  • Landmark Community Bank
  • Groove Train 

    Duryea borough officials ride in a tractor in the Pittston Tomato Festival parade in 2018.

Division 3: Winter Street on first and second block

  • Greater Pittston 9/10 softball and junior softball
  • Greater Pittston 9/10, 11/12 and junior baseball
  • Wyoming Area marching band
  • Wyoming Area cheerleaders
  • UNICO of WIlkes-Barre
  • Master Athletic Elite
  • Care and Concern Ministries
  • Duryea Wildcats

Division 4: Nafus Street to Vine Street

  • Jack Williams Tire
  • Tom “Nitro” Simko/Arm Wrestling Association
  • Bonner Chevrolet
  • Cartridge World
  • Rock Street Music
  • Tyler Spurlin 2007 Corvette
  • Broadway on the Boulevard
  • Fortis Institute
  • St. John’s, Class of 1969, marking their 50th reunion
  • City Trenz Boutique
  • John Fisher, attorney
  • George Morgan Corvette
  • Division 5: Swallow Street adjacent to Sapphire Salon
  • Liberty Tax Service Float/ Lady Liberty
  • Salvation Army
  • 2018 Greater Pittston Person of the Year Tony Marranca
  • United Methodist Homes Wesley Village
  • Northeast Military Club Army jeeps

Division 5-A: Corner of South Main Street onto Plank Street

  • Greater Pittston Ambulance and Rescue Association
  • All other communities fire trucks and ambulances and rescue squads