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2018 Parade

    The 47th Annual West Pittston    Cherry Blossom Parade   We are inviting you and your organization to help us  Kick off the 47th Annual West Pittston Cherry Blossom  Festival by participating in our parade.  It will be held on Saturday, May 5th at 12:00 pm.  Lineup is at 11:30 am. Across from Cenera’s Auto Parts,  Exeter Avenue, West Pittston. Parade route is approximately  2 miles long.   Participation may be by Float, Vehicle or Marching Unit.    Please complete the form enclosed with this letter and  Return it to the Parade Chairman by April 21st.  We sincerely hope you and your group will join us in  Celebrating our 46th Year.  If you or your group have any questions please feel free  To contact the Parade Chairman at 570-780-0231 or  salerno602@gmail.com.    Thank You,  

Arts & Crafts

 

  

Cherry Blossom Vendor’s List 2018

Boshi’s Apples  -  Maria Pardini

Tupperware -  Blue Elephant

Vic’s Vittles -  Funky Finery

Backwoods Brittle Company  

Pittston Popcorn

Joyce’s Novelties

  Sand Dollar Soap

Sweet Lush Cupcake Camper  

Magical Fun & Games

Shpoppy Shawn’s Smoked Cheese 

Old World Fan Birds

Just Plain Crazy Face Art  

Tie Dye Betty

Wreaths by Sandy- Magndia & Vine

Color Street Dale B Crafts

Endless Expressions 

PRS Accounting

Decorative Lanterns- Younique

Tastefully Simple- Larry’s Jewelry

Handmade Doll Clothes 

Deb’s Selection

Perfectly Posh -31

Scentsy Wine Lights by Bambi

Lula Roe - Celtic Clover

C. Jones Creations

Damsel in Defense

Paparazzi- Lovely Beaded Things

Splish Splash Bath Co. 

Kelly & Co. 

SES Styles  Dips by Tammy

Essential Apothecary 

Fabric Ornaments

Olde Country Jewelry 

Krafts by Melissa

City Trendz


Entertainment

 

  

West Pittston Cherry Blossom Schedule 2018

Saturday, May 5th   

11:30   “DV-8”  playing on festival grounds

12noon WP Cherry Blossom Parade

1:00 Welcome……Pat Messina, President of Cherry Blossom

Grand Marshall……. Jim Manganiello, Jr.

Star Spangled Banner and Invocation 

WA Scholarship Winner: Sarah Baylor

1:15………Little Miss Cherry Blossom Contest

2:30………TBA 

3:00……Joe Nardone, “Rockology” School of Music

4:00……..Friendly FYRE

5:15……..TBA

Sunday, May 6th

12noon……WA Drama Club “The Little Mermaid”

12:30……. WP Cherry Blossom’s Open Mic

1:00………Pittston David Blight 

2:00……….. Perfect Harmony School of Music/ Beth Connor 

3:00……….Joe Nardone, “Rockology” School of Music

4:00……… Flaxy Morgan 

5:00……. Festival Closing

PAST PRESIDENTS OF THE WEST PITTSTON CHERRY BLOSSOM COMMITTEE

1971 Raymond Crisci – Chairman  1972 Raymond Crisci 1973 Raymond Crisci  1974 Sam Sakociess 1975 Carl B. Rosencrance, Sr 1976 Bi-Centennial Celebration with Borough  1977 Jake Sobeski 1978 Jake Sobeski 1979 Ned Levey   1980 Ned Levey 1981 Tom Kerns 1982 Tom Kerns  1983 Stanley Hanczyc  1984 Stanley Hanczyc 1985 Herbert Morrow  1986 Herbert Morrow 1987 Stanley Hanczyc  1988 Stanley Hanczyc  1989 Stanley Hanczyc 1990 Stanley Hanczyc  1991 Jewell Miller 1992 Jewell Miller 1993 Patrick Messina 1994 Patrick Messina  1995 Robert Messina 1996 Robert Messina 1997 Ralph Salerno  1998 Ralph Salerno  1999 Ada Rostock 2000 Ada Rostock  2001 Patrick Messina 2002 Patrick Messina 2003 Jake Sobeski 2004 Jake Sobeski 2005 Robert Messina  2006 Robert Messina 2007 Mark Kolmansperger 2008 Mark Kolmansperger 2009 Ralph Salerno 2010 Ralph Salerno 2011 Patrick Messina 2012 Patrick Messina 2013 Robert Messina 2014 Robert Messina 2015 Ralph Salerno 2016 Patrick Messina 2017     

W.P. Cherry Blossom Officers

OFFICERS

Patrick Messina.................................President

Lori DeAngelo..........................Vice President

Robert Messina................2nd Vice President

Toni Valenti........................................Treasurer

Terri Zezza.....................................Secretary

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Patrick Messina, Toni Valent,i Robert Messina,

Christopher DeNardi, Ralph Salerno,

Jeff Fusco, Amy Strobe,l Terri Zezza,

Albert Forlenza, III, Ruth Osiecki,

 Gina Malsky,Mark Kolmansperger,

Charlotte Keeney, Linda Hyzinski,

Lori DeAngelo, Dan Didgeon,Sr.,

 Becky Didgeon, Carla Gach, 

Sarabeth Didgeon, Theresa Szymanski, Rosalie Messina, Peggy Morgan


LIFE MEMBERS

Mary Smith Claire Morrow

Festival Chairman

General Chairman.......... Patrick Messina

Grand Marshall..........................Robert Messina &                                                       Ralph Salerno

COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS

Little Miss Cherry Blossom Princess............................................... Gina Malsky

Parade........................... Ralph Salerno, 

                                Mark Kolmansperger,

                                Dan Digeon,Sr.

Refreshments.................................. Pat Messina, 

             Robert Messina, Ralph Salerno,Rosalie Messina,Dan Didgeon,Sr.,Becky Didgeon

Entertainment.................................. Gina Malsky

Arts & Crafts.............................AmyStrobel, 

                                       Lori DeAngelo

Sponsors.................... Charlotte Keeney,                                                               Toni Valenti

Property...........................................Jeff Fusco, 

Pat Messina,Bob Messina  Christopher DeNardi,     Ralph Salerno,  Albert Forlenza

Decorations......................Committee Members

Publicity..................................................Terry Zezza

Special Projects................... Toni Valenti,            Charlotte Keeney,Peggy Morgan,

Theresa Szymanski

Website Administrator ........…Ralph Salerno

   

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