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Five contestants entered in Pittston Tomato Festival Queen Pageant

Maria Cinti did not know it as she road in last year’s parade but later that day she would be crowned 2010 Pittston Tomato Festival Queen.

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Pittston Tomato Festival Queen 2009 Carmella Gubbiotti rides in last year’s parade.

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Five young women will vie for the title of Pittston Festival Queen 2011.

Maria Cinti, 2010 Queen, will crown the winner following the pageant Saturday afternoon, August 20, at 1:00 p.m. at the band shell.

The winner will receive a $500 scholarship, and runner-up, a $250 scholarship.

Scoring is based on on-stage interview, talent performance, personality, poise and appearance. Pageant coordinator is Angel S. Noone. Emcee is Dr. Joseph Lombardo, this year’s Tomato Festival Grand Marshal.

Contestants entered as of August 9 are:

Rachel Leandri

Residence: Wyoming

School: Wyoming Area High School

Favorite Subjects: English, Writing and Communications

Interests: Competitive Dance and Cheerleading

Talent: Jazz Dance

Marina Maida

Residence: Pittston Township

School: Pittston Area High School

Favorite Subjects: Algebra and English

Interests: Guitar and Cheerleading

Talent: Guitar

Rebecca Zaneski

Residence: Edwardsville

School: Wyoming Valley West

Favorite Subjects: Social Studies and Civics

Interests: Cheerleading, Dance and Gymnastics

Talent: Acro Jazz

Kelsey Knowles

Residence: Pittston

School: Lock Haven University

Favorite Subjects: Math

Interests: Cheerleading, Singing and Music

Talent: Singing

Lauren Bunchalk

Residence: Mountain Top

School: Crestwood High School

Favorite Subjects: Science and English

Interests: Dance and work

Talent: Singing

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