Clarks Summit Festival of Ice: A note of thanks from the ABPA

The Abington Business and Professional Association (ABPA) Clarks Summit Festival of Ice Committee members are, from left, ABPA President Janice Bevaqua, of PS Bank; ABPA Executive Director Laura Ancherani, ABPA Vice-President Jessica Nemetz, of Caregivers America; Anne Armezzanni, of The Gathering Place; and Renee Roberts, of Abington Community Library. Absent at the time of the photo were Sandy Longo and Laura Gardoski, both of the Abington Community Library; Dori Waters, of The Gathering Place; and Charlie Sandercock, of Summit Frameworks. - Submitted photo

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, Ken Pollock Mitsubishi; as well as our Silver Level Sponsors, Crystal Cabin Fever and Everything Natural; our Entertainment Sponsor, Citizens Savings Bank; and our Carriage Ride Sponsors, Honesdale National Bank and Procter and Gamble.

Thank you to Lackawanna County’s Department of Arts and Culture for their continued support of the festival, as well as County Commissioners Patrick O’Malley, Laurene Cummings and Jerry Noarianni. A special thank you to Grethchen Wintermantel and COLTS, Dr. Michael Mahon and Abington Heights School District for their continued support.

Thank you to the Abington Journal, The Abington Suburban, Lamar Advertising and WBRE/WYOU for your media support and to Chris Hughes for his design work on our official festival map.

Thanks to all the local businesses who donated prizes to our scavenger hunt this year.

And, of course, the festival would not be possible without the help of The Gathering Place, Clarks Summit Borough, Mayor Herman Johnson, Gerrie Carey, Clarks Summit Borough Council, Virginia Kehoe, Warren Watkins, DPW, Clarks Summit Police and Fire Department. 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, as well as Darlene Milas and the students of Abington Heights High School for their window painting, Michelle McMaster for her work on our town signs as well as Jeff D’Angelo for our Diagon Alley transformation.

Thank you to Frontier Communications for its help with the festival banner.

Thank you to Waste Management for its 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: Janice Bevaqua, Jessica Nemetz, Charlie Sandercock, Renee Roberts, Laura Gardoski, Sandy Longo, Dori Waters and Anne Armezzani.

A 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.

The Abington Business and Professional Association (ABPA) Clarks Summit Festival of Ice Committee members are, from left, ABPA President Janice Bevaqua, of PS Bank; ABPA Executive Director Laura Ancherani, ABPA Vice-President Jessica Nemetz, of Caregivers America; Anne Armezzanni, of The Gathering Place; and Renee Roberts, of Abington Community Library. Absent at the time of the photo were Sandy Longo and Laura Gardoski, both of the Abington Community Library; Dori Waters, of The Gathering Place; and Charlie Sandercock, of Summit Frameworks.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_Committee-ICE.jpgThe Abington Business and Professional Association (ABPA) Clarks Summit Festival of Ice Committee members are, from left, ABPA President Janice Bevaqua, of PS Bank; ABPA Executive Director Laura Ancherani, ABPA Vice-President Jessica Nemetz, of Caregivers America; Anne Armezzanni, of The Gathering Place; and Renee Roberts, of Abington Community Library. Absent at the time of the photo were Sandy Longo and Laura Gardoski, both of the Abington Community Library; Dori Waters, of The Gathering Place; and Charlie Sandercock, of Summit Frameworks. Submitted photo