Paint the Night Pink Lantern Launch and Awards Ceremony


YATESVILLE – The start of Paint Pittston Pink is on the horizon, with Paint the Night Pink – Lantern Launch and Awards Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Charley Trippi Stadium on the grounds of Pittston Area Senior High School.

According to the official Paint Pittson Pink Facebook page, this is the first event of the 2022 series.

The program for the evening is as follows:

• 7:30 p.m. – Gathering inside the stadium

• 7:45 p.m. – Prize-giving ceremony

• 8 p.m. – Launch of the lantern from the field

This year’s awards are presented “as a way to honour, remember and thank members of our community who have impacted the lives of others”, as noted on the Facebook page.

The Paint Pittston Pink Unsung Hero Award, given in honor of Qiana Murphy Lehman, will be presented to John Adonizio.

The Paint Pittston Pink Prize for Courage awarded in honor of Sara Mazzitelli will be presented to Erica Lynn Teixeira-Sowden.

The Paint Pittston Pink Celebration of Life Award in memory of Brian and Annarose McNulty will be presented to the family of Joseph J. Lenza, Jr.

The Paint Pittston Pink Survivor Award honoring Kara Martin will be presented to Gloria Blandina.

The Paint Pittston Pink Spirit of Community Award will be presented to David Pedri of the Luzerne Foundation.

The Paint Pittston Pink Pride of Pittston award will be given to the best decorated main street business.

Food vendors will be available at 6:45 p.m. and will include Callahan’s, The Front Porch Bake Shop and Artisan’s Fire.

Lanterns will be available for purchase onsite or by registering on the event’s RaceRoster page. A link can also be found on Paint Pittson Pink’s Facebook.


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