For the second year, the brainchild of Deborah Kennedy will come to life.
In late summer of 2011, Kennedy got the idea to create an event that took a Ladies Night Out and magnified it to combine all types of things women love to do together under one roof to showcase what local businesses can offer.
Diva Night in the Abingtons, hosted by the Abington Business Professional Association, has learned from its maiden voyage and is hoping to make the event better every time.
This year's Oct. 24 event will feature 35 local vendors each highlighting a sample of their wares for the attendees, with many items available for purchase. Danielle & Co., The Jewelry Room, Chocolate Creations, Studio RD & Co and Sole to Soul are just a smattering of the businesses involved.
Kennedy said she knows from experience that shopping with the gals can make people hungry and thirsty, so Diva Night will feature a signature drink of the evening, The Sexy Diva, at a light-up bar provided by MCR productions. Each Sexy Diva beverage will be served in a commemorative glass. Not only will there be beverages of all kinds available, hors d'oeuvres and desserts will be catered by the Nichols Village.
Thanks to Nichols Village and Body and Soul, attendees can receive a complimentary mini massage.
What girly hangout would be complete without clothes and accessories? Sonia's Contemporary Clothing and Pierre's will satisfy the urge to get the inner vogue on with a mini-fashion show.
A silent auction will feature opportunities to purchase a trip for two to New York City for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, a Birchwood Fitness Center membership and gift certificates for local retailers.
For the wine diva there will be a wine pull. Buy a $10 ticket and you're guaranteed a bottle of wine valued at least $20.
Like last year, Diva Night will be held at the Nichols Village Hotel and Spa in Clarks Summit from 6 to 9 p.m. Parking space is limited, and because attendees deserve to arrive in style, according to Kennedy, they will be able to park in Penn Security Bank, Weis Supermarket or Penn East and be shuttled to Nichols Village in a limo, courtesy of The Limo Guy. Kennedy and the Diva committee tried to think of everything.
Tickets are on sale for $20. They must be purchased in advance at Penn Security, Abington Branch, Nichols Village Hotel and Sonia's Contemporary Clothing.