Residents take up arms in Tomato War

Philip Mactaggart and Gordon Elliott welcomed 300 participants for this year’s third annual Tomato War along with 40 youngsters registered for the Children’s Tomato War. Photo submitted

WASSAIC — With boxes of plump tomatoes at the ready, Philip Mactaggart and Gordon Elliott invited spectators to hurl tomatoes for an excellent cause at the third annual Tomato War on Sunday, Sept. 2.

Held at the Mactaggart property in Wassaic, this year’s Tomato War welcomed 300 guests, a notable increase from last year’s event by about 100 participants. With the return of the Children’s Tomato War, there were roughly 40 children under the age of 12 who signed up to participate. 

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