The full diva treatment

June 19th, 2015 9:27 am

First Posted: 11/4/2014

The atmosphere was upbeat and colorful at Nichols Village Hotel and Spa for the Abington Business and Professional Association’s Diva Night Out in the Abingtons Oct. 29.

A bar and a DJ were set up in the swimming pool room with two conference rooms on either side filled with various vendors offering everything from nail products to pastries. The annual fundraiser serves as a fun ladies night out and helps offset the costs of free ABPA events, such as Fall Fun, the Festival of Ice, Holiday Open House and more.

Susan Colborn and Debbie Yearing, both attending with Fidelity Bank, most enjoy the networking aspect of the event, along with the variety of vendors.

“The food is always great,” Colborn added. “And it’s just fun.”

Diane Calabro appreciates the camaraderie of the evening, as well as the fact that there is something new to see and do every year. This year she enjoyed the hand massages.

“It’s a diva night,” said the Clarks Summit resident, laughing. “And you get caught up in the atmosphere, so you just buy, buy, buy.”

Another guest, Caryl Decker, of Clarks Summit, said it would be difficult to pick just one thing she likes most about the event.

“I love to see everything,” she said. “I love to be out with the people - everything.”

Although a total was not available regarding how much money the event raised this year, according to co-chair Deborah Kennedy, Diva Night’s mission was accomplished.

“The primary goal of the event is to bring awareness of the Abington Business and Professional Association and our local businesses,” she said via e-mail. “The message is to buy local, especially with the holidays approaching.”