Pittston

Pittston PA

Pittston, named after the famous British statesman, William Pitt the Elder, is a city in Luzerne County situated in the Wyoming Valley.  The city lies on the east side of the Susquehanna River and on the south side of the Lackawanna River. It is approximately midway between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton.  As of the 2010 census, the population of Pittston was 7,739, down slightly from 8,104 in the 2000 census.  

The City of Pittston promotes itself as "The Quality Tomato Capital of the World." The Pittston Tomato Festival is held annually on South Main Street in downtown Pittston to celebrate the city's tradition and heritage.  The event consists of food vendors, a beauty pageant, a tomato tasting contest, a best looking and ugliest tomato contest, a 5 km run through the city, tomato fights, live entertainment, and a parade. 

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