BY ED ACKERMAN
After 10 years of presenting its dramatic and dazzling performances at the Scranton Iron Furnace, Keystone Iron Works finds itself in need of a new home and Pittston City might be it.
The Pittston Arts Council is bringing the iron pour to Pittston for somewhat of a “test run” Saturday, Oct. 12, and if all goes well, Keystone Iron Works may be a new fixture in the city.
The family-friendly event, which is free to the public, will be held on the rear grounds of Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be music at the new amphitheater along with food and craft vendors in the library parking lot. Children attending can enjoy the new, fully equipped playground adjacent to the library.
The iron pour itself will be staged in the area formerly known to Pittston residents as the “Sandy Bank.”
Those attending can create their own custom tile molds for $5 each then watch them being poured in hot iron. Custom iron tile molds also may be purchased for $5.
Following the iron pour into the molds, a short performance will be offered.
Local and national artists along with students from Marywood University and the University of Scranton will be casting sculptures and will be available to answer questions about the process of iron casting.
Food and beverages will be offered by Arcaro’s The Next Generation, Just Fred Catering, Oprisko Kielbasa, Susquehanna Beverage Company and Bartolai Winery, with a dessert table manned by Pittston Arts Council.
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