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Tomato Festival

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The 34th annual Pittston Tomato Festival continues this weekend downtown.

Highlights of Saturday’s schedule include 5K race and fun walk at 10 a.m., parade at 10:30 a.m., race awards ceremony at 11 a.m., Tomato Fight at Cooper’s Waterfront at 1:30 p.m.; Tomato Festival Queen Scholarship Pageant from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by live music all evening; tomato contest for largest, smallest, most perfect and ugliest tomato, 7 p.m., at the committee stand.

Sunday, Aug. 20, features the Little Miss and Little Mr. Tomato Contest from 10:45 a.m. to noon with live music throughout the day and evening.

Book It Through

Pittston 5K run

set for Sept. 9

Pittston Memorial Library is holding the Book It Through Pittston: 5K Run/Fun Walk for Literacy in Memory of Tom and Dianne Tigue on Saturday, Sept. 9. The race begins at 9 a.m. The run/walk will be on the Miles for Michael and Paint Pittston Pink route. Online registration is open at

A kickoff event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Red Mill in Pittston. This event will be no cover and will include raffles and a 50/50.

Bust trip to NYC’s

San Gennaro fest set

The San Cataldo Society of Pittston is sponsoring its annual bus trip to the San Gennaro Festival in New York City’s Little Italy on Saturday, Sept. 23. Seats cost $40.

For information, contact Grace Scarantino at 570-655-9377. Seats are going fast. There are no refunds or cancellations after Wednesday, Aug. 23.

AMVETS Family Picnic

planned this weekend

AMVETS Post 189 of Greater Pittston will hold its annual family picnic from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Plains Lions Pavilion, Clarks Road, Plains Twp.

The event is held in honor of veterans from the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s Assisted Living Center, Plains Twp., and the Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton.

The event will feature food, refreshments and entertainment. State Rep. Michael Carroll will award certificates to contest winners from the Pittston Area School District’s Americanism contest.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children 7 to 17 and no charge for children 6 and younger. For tickets, contact Richard “Dick” White at 570-407-2044.

West Wyoming Cub

Scouts will meet

Cub Scout Pack 366 of West Wyoming will conduct registration from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27; Monday, Aug. 28, and Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the West Wyoming Borough Building, West Eighth Street and Shoemaker Avenue, West Wyoming.

Parents/guardians and potential leaders who have their state clearances should bring their documentation to registration.

Any boy who is new to scouting will receive a new fishing pole with registration.

For information, contact Cubmaster Chuck Schell at 570-693-1314 or or Tara Bonin at 570-609-5657 or

Visit West Wyoming/Wyoming Cub Scout Pack 366 on Facebook for information about the group. Cub Scout Pack 366 is sponsored by St. Monica’s Parish, West Wyoming.

City’s farmers market

will feature children’s

story time and songs

Pittston Farmers Market on Tuesday, Aug. 22, will feature story time at 10:30 a.m. Kristen Boettger, children’s librarian at Pittston Memorial Library, will read stories and lead children in song.

Pittston Farmers Market is held in downtown Pittston from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday until Thanksgiving.

Falls Active Adult

Center plans craft fair

The Falls Active Adult Center, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming counties, is holding its annual craft fair and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, rain or shine. All craft vendors will be outside.

There is still space available for $10. Anyone looking to reserve a space should contact Pattie Gregorio at or call 570-885-1032.

Lions Club will sell food and a bake sale will be held inside.

PA teachers plan school supplies drive

for students in need

Pittston Area Federation of Teachers, Local 1590, is holding its first campaign to collect school supplies for students Wednesday, Aug. 23, and Thursday, Aug. 24. People can drop supplies off at any district school by Thursday.

Faculty and staff will distribute school supplies in Jefferson Park in Pittston from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25.