Abington Business and Professional Association presents 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice: Ice, Lights, Broadway

By Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com | February 21st, 2017 10:13 am

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CLARKS SUMMIT — Although most of the 50-plus ice sculptures were almost completely melted by Sunday morning, the spirit and atmosphere of the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice remained intact throughout the four-day event, presented by the Abington Business and Professional Association Friday through Monday, Feb. 17-20.

Festival-goers packed The Gathering Place and sidewalks along South State Street for the Family Fun Faire and parade Friday evening. Onlookers marvelled at the skills of the carvers from Sculpted Ice Works as they performed live carvings at various locations throughout the weekend. Musicians and live entertainers held their audiences captive with a full lineup of performances around town. Families enjoyed horse and carriage rides together. And smiles were plenty during the slew of other festival activities held during the event, themed “Ice, Lights, Broadway!”

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Joe Cole, on bass, and Kenny McGraw, on piano, perform Friday afternoon at the Abington Community Library during the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Fri-01.jpgJoe Cole, on bass, and Kenny McGraw, on piano, perform Friday afternoon at the Abington Community Library during the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
A crowd gathers at the downtown Clarks Summit clock tower area to watch the first live carving of this year’s Festival of Ice, presented Friday through Monday, Feb. 17-20 at various locations throughout the Abingtons.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Fri-02.jpgA crowd gathers at the downtown Clarks Summit clock tower area to watch the first live carving of this year’s Festival of Ice, presented Friday through Monday, Feb. 17-20 at various locations throughout the Abingtons. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
From left, ice carver Mark Crouthamel, of Sculpted Ice Works, looks on as Heather Boronow, visiting town from Wayne, N.J., tries out the glass slipper slide he carved Friday afternoon in front of The Gathering Place. The 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice featured more than 50 ice sculptures, all created by Crouthamel’s company.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Fri-03.jpgFrom left, ice carver Mark Crouthamel, of Sculpted Ice Works, looks on as Heather Boronow, visiting town from Wayne, N.J., tries out the glass slipper slide he carved Friday afternoon in front of The Gathering Place. The 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice featured more than 50 ice sculptures, all created by Crouthamel’s company. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
One of many tools of the trade, a chainsaw, belonging to Mark Crouthamel, of Sculpted Ice Works, sits on a table in a roped off area during a live carving in front of The Gathering Place during the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Fri-04.jpgOne of many tools of the trade, a chainsaw, belonging to Mark Crouthamel, of Sculpted Ice Works, sits on a table in a roped off area during a live carving in front of The Gathering Place during the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Chris Arcangelo captivates her young audience with a story during the Family Fun Faire on Friday evening at The Gathering Place.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Fri-05.jpgChris Arcangelo captivates her young audience with a story during the Family Fun Faire on Friday evening at The Gathering Place. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Samantha Ahern, 6, and Marnel Ahern, both of South Abington Township, try a sample before purchasing some food, served by Clarks Summit Borough Council President Gerrie Carry Friday evening during the Family Fun Faire at The Gathering Place.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Fri-06.jpgSamantha Ahern, 6, and Marnel Ahern, both of South Abington Township, try a sample before purchasing some food, served by Clarks Summit Borough Council President Gerrie Carry Friday evening during the Family Fun Faire at The Gathering Place. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Clarks Summit Borough officials volunteer during Friday evening’s Family Fun Faire at The Gathering Place. From left, Code Enforcement Officer Lori Harris, Mayor Herman Johnson, Councilman Pat Williams and Council President Gerrie Carry.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Fri-07.jpgClarks Summit Borough officials volunteer during Friday evening’s Family Fun Faire at The Gathering Place. From left, Code Enforcement Officer Lori Harris, Mayor Herman Johnson, Councilman Pat Williams and Council President Gerrie Carry. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Abington Heights High School band members march past Depot Street at the end of the Clarks Summit Festival of Ice parade Friday evening.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Fri-08.jpgAbington Heights High School band members march past Depot Street at the end of the Clarks Summit Festival of Ice parade Friday evening. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Liliana Roman, 6, of Scranton, gets her caricature drawn by artist Ky Betts Saturday at The Gathering Place during the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Sat-01.jpgLiliana Roman, 6, of Scranton, gets her caricature drawn by artist Ky Betts Saturday at The Gathering Place during the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Twins Bryan and Jeffrey Barlow, Appalachia Service Project volunteers from Clarks Green United Methodist Church, hold the doors open and welcome festival-goers to The Gathering Place Saturday afternoon.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Sat-02.jpgTwins Bryan and Jeffrey Barlow, Appalachia Service Project volunteers from Clarks Green United Methodist Church, hold the doors open and welcome festival-goers to The Gathering Place Saturday afternoon. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
From left, William, Kate, Kelly, Annaliese, Judith and Walter Arp, all of Clarks Summit, warm up with some soup Saturday afternoon at Crossroads Church, the official welcome center of the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Sat-03.jpgFrom left, William, Kate, Kelly, Annaliese, Judith and Walter Arp, all of Clarks Summit, warm up with some soup Saturday afternoon at Crossroads Church, the official welcome center of the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Ezra Ponce, 4, of Scranton gives a snowman a ‘low five’ while out and about Saturday afternoon on S. State Street in Clarks Summit during the Festival of Ice.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Sat-05.jpgEzra Ponce, 4, of Scranton gives a snowman a ‘low five’ while out and about Saturday afternoon on S. State Street in Clarks Summit during the Festival of Ice. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Giovanni Hawley, 3; Luca Hawley, 5, and Andrew Hawley, of South Abington Township, sit and watch the live ice carving Saturday afternoon outside Everything Natural during the ice festival.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Sat-06.jpgGiovanni Hawley, 3; Luca Hawley, 5, and Andrew Hawley, of South Abington Township, sit and watch the live ice carving Saturday afternoon outside Everything Natural during the ice festival. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Mike Waskovich performs at Clel’s Place during Saturday afternoon during the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Sat-07.jpgMike Waskovich performs at Clel’s Place during Saturday afternoon during the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Kenneth Carite, an All About Theater Performing Arts School adult student, impresses the audience with his dance moves during an original play, ‘Broadway Dreams and the Missing Crystal,’ presented Saturday afternoon at The Gathering Place, as part of the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice activities.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Sat-08.jpgKenneth Carite, an All About Theater Performing Arts School adult student, impresses the audience with his dance moves during an original play, ‘Broadway Dreams and the Missing Crystal,’ presented Saturday afternoon at The Gathering Place, as part of the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice activities. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Paige Laird, 9, of Quakertown steps out of a snow globe covered in foam snowballs Saturday afternoon at Frontier Communications’ booth at the Clarks Summit Festival of Ice.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Sat-09.jpgPaige Laird, 9, of Quakertown steps out of a snow globe covered in foam snowballs Saturday afternoon at Frontier Communications’ booth at the Clarks Summit Festival of Ice. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
It isn’t often a person can say he or she bagged groceries to the sounds of live music. The Dixieland Allstars perform live in front of the check-out lanes at Gerrity’s Market Sunday afternoon during the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Sun-01.jpgIt isn’t often a person can say he or she bagged groceries to the sounds of live music. The Dixieland Allstars perform live in front of the check-out lanes at Gerrity’s Market Sunday afternoon during the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Derek Decker, 5, and Adella Decker, of Avoca roast a marshmallow to make a s’more under the Boy Scouts of America tent at the intersection of Spring and S. State streets Sunday afternoon during the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Sun-02.jpgDerek Decker, 5, and Adella Decker, of Avoca roast a marshmallow to make a s’more under the Boy Scouts of America tent at the intersection of Spring and S. State streets Sunday afternoon during the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
From left, Mike Waskovich and Steve Kurilla, of the Old Man River Band, perform Sunday afternoon inside The Gathering Place during the festival of ice.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Sun-03.jpgFrom left, Mike Waskovich and Steve Kurilla, of the Old Man River Band, perform Sunday afternoon inside The Gathering Place during the festival of ice. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Vocalist and event organizer Barbara Cohen performs alongside a lineup of other local professional musicians during the Ice, Lights and Broadway Cabaret, a featured Clarks Summit Festival of Ice event held Sunday evening, Feb. 19 at the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Sun-04.jpgVocalist and event organizer Barbara Cohen performs alongside a lineup of other local professional musicians during the Ice, Lights and Broadway Cabaret, a featured Clarks Summit Festival of Ice event held Sunday evening, Feb. 19 at the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Vocalist Erin Malloy Marcinko brings the music out into the audience during the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice show, ‘Ice, Lights and Broadway Cabaret’ Sunday evening at the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Sun-05.jpgVocalist Erin Malloy Marcinko brings the music out into the audience during the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice show, ‘Ice, Lights and Broadway Cabaret’ Sunday evening at the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
George Malloy and Marilyn Malloy, of Scranton, clap along in the audience as Erin Malloy Marcinko, their aunt and daughter, respectively, sings a lively song in the Ice, Lights and Broadway Cabaret Sunday evening at the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit. The Clarks Summit Festival of Ice event featured a jazz orchestra and vocal ensemble comprised of local and regional musicians.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Sun-06.jpgGeorge Malloy and Marilyn Malloy, of Scranton, clap along in the audience as Erin Malloy Marcinko, their aunt and daughter, respectively, sings a lively song in the Ice, Lights and Broadway Cabaret Sunday evening at the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit. The Clarks Summit Festival of Ice event featured a jazz orchestra and vocal ensemble comprised of local and regional musicians. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Vocalist Chris DiMattio greets an audience member as he walks up the aisle during the Ice, Lights and Broadway Cabaret on Sunday evening at the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Sun-07.jpgVocalist Chris DiMattio greets an audience member as he walks up the aisle during the Ice, Lights and Broadway Cabaret on Sunday evening at the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Caden Gribbin, 2, of Clarks Summit, poses for a photo with a snowman Saturday afternoon during the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of ice.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Ice-Sat-04.jpgCaden Gribbin, 2, of Clarks Summit, poses for a photo with a snowman Saturday afternoon during the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of ice. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

By Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

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For additional photos and a two-minute video recap of the 13th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice, visit theabingtonjournal.com.

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

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