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PITTSTON: Applications are available for the Pittston Tomato Festival Queen Scholarship Pageant.

The pageant is open to single ladies ages 14-19 from Pittston and the surrounding areas and will be held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 23. All participants will receive prizes and gifts. The winner will receive a $500 college scholarship and the first runner up will receive a $250 college scholarship. Those not attending college may use the scholarship for educational purposes.

Scoring is based on an interview, stage performance and talent. Talent may include, but is not limited to, a commercial for the festival, song, dance, etc. Each entrant is invited to ride in the Saturday morning parade. The 2014 winner will be required to be at the festival to meet and greet guests through Aug. 24.

Applications are available at the Pittston City Hall, 35 Broad St., and The Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce, William Street and Kennedy Boulevard , online at http://www.pittstontomatofestival.com/queen.htm or by emailing the chairperson of the pageant, Jamie Andrews, former Tomato Festival Queen, at pittstontomatofestivalqueen@gmail.com.

Proof of age is required, along with a $30 application fee and a recent head shot. Deadline for entries is Aug. 8.

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