First and foremost, thank you to all the numerous attendees each year from near and far, whose support has enabled the celebration to grow in size and offerings.
Many, many thanks to our Presenting sponsor, Frontier Communications, and of course our Silver sponsors, Crystal Cabin Fever, Everything Natural and Gerrity’s Market. In addition, thanks to Family Fun Faire sponsor, Wells Fargo Bank, and our parade sponsor, Ken Pollock Volvo. Entertainment sponsors include Citizens Savings Bank and Procter and Gamble as well as our horse and carriage ride sponsor, Mohegan Sun Pocono. Reception sponsor is Ramada Hotel.
Thank you to Lackawanna County’s Department of Arts & Culture for their continued support of the festival, as well as the Lackawanna County Commissioners. A special thank you to Grethchen Wintermantel and COLTS (County of Lackawanna Transit System), and Dr. Michael Mahon and Abington Heights School District.
Gratitude is extended to media partners, the Abington Journal and WBRE/WYOU.
Thanks to all of the local businesses who donated prizes this year, including Frontier Communications, Abington Community Library, Dietrich Theatre, Elk Mountain, Everything Natural, Rotary Club of the Abingtons, Mayor Patty Lawler, Citizens Savings Bank, Ken Pollock Volvo, The Portal Institute, the RailRiders and the Lackawanna County Commissioners.
And of course the festival would not be possible without the help of the Clarks Summit Borough, Mayor Patty Lawler, Gerrie Carey, borough council, Virginia Kehoe, Warren Watkins, the department of public works, and the police and fire departments. Thank you for all of your help and continued support.
Thank you to all who participated in the parade this year to help welcome the ice to town!
Thank you to Barbara Cohen for organizing the live entertainment for the festival this year.
Thank you to Abington Art Studio for their help with the children’s crafts.
Thank you to Frontier Communications for their help with the festival banner.
Thank you to Mascaro for their help with the removal of the festival of ice trash.
And last, but certainly not least, thank you to everyone who worked on the Festival of Ice committee: Barry Kaplan, Gail Rees, Dorothy O’Connor, Rich Foley, Sue Van Horn, Rich Winslow, Janice Bevaqua, Elena Bush O’Connor and Mia Bartoletti. And special debt of gratitude is offered to all of the participating businesses and, of course, the Abington Business and Professional Association and Executive Director Laura Ancherani.