PITTSTON — The city is filled with events throughout the year, and a new one is about to be added to the list.
At a press conference held at the Pittston Memorial Library on Tuesday, the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce announced a new event it’s sponsoring called Make My Day 2018, which will take place Aug. 26.
It will serve as a bridal and party planning expo for future brides and high school students looking for where to purchase their formal attire for dances.
Mayor Mike Lombardo said he and his administration believe “events are really critical” to generating interest in downtown Pittston and helping support existing businesses.
“Tomato Festival is an event that’s been around forever that we all know about. We’ve also done things around Christmastime, and the holidays. We had a great Saint Patrick’s Event … we also rolled out an Art Walk that’s coming up in two weeks which we’ve expanded and added two more dates,” he said. “We believe that doing those events really helps drive things downtown.”
The event will begin with registration at the John P. Cosgrove Center at the Pittston Memorial Library.
After future brides check-in and register, they will be give a map of what businesses and vendors to visit during the four hour time frame.
From there, they can learn about dresses, florists, venues, hair and makeup, photographers, decorations, dance lessons, tuxedos, transportation and more.
“We started talking about bridal shows and what a bridal show looks like, and the concept of being in a venue of some sort where everybody sits at tables and often times the bride just goes around getting information,” said Michelle Mikitish, Executive Vice President of the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce.
Already, more than 20 vendors have signed up for the event, but organizers are prepared to accommodate 100 if needed — and it’s not limited to only Pittston businesses, Mikitish added.
“This is something that’s going to be much bigger than Greater Pittston,” she said.
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