The 12th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice schedule of events


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Reagan Allison volunteers for Our Lady of the Snows church’s Illumination event during last year’s Clarks Summit Festival of Ice. The parish will again hold the open candle lighting and prayer event during this year’s festival from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. All are welcome to come in, light a candle, rest for a while, say a prayer and enjoy some hot cocoa..


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Mark Crouthamel conducts a live ice carving during the 2013 festival.


Abington Journal file photo

Anthony Hanyon, age 4 and Alex Hanyon, Age 6, of Clarks Summit get their faces painted during the 2013 festival.


Abington Journal file photo

2011 festival-goers take off on a horse and carriage ride.


Abington Journal file photo

Trebor and Shae-Lee Maitin watch as Sculpted Ice Works creates an ice sculpture during the 2010 event.


Abington Journal file photo

A float makes its way through the 2010 Festival of Ice Parade.


Abington Journal file photo

Parade, Family Fun Faire

The annual Festival of Ice Parade will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, making its way through the downtown district along State Street and ending at the Abington Heights School District Administration Building, 200 E. Grove St., where the Family Fun Faire is taking place in the gym.

The parade will feature a live ice carving, juggling, animals, the Lackawanna County Trolley, various floats by local organizations, local fire companies and more.

Complimentary Family Fun Faire activities begin at 6 p.m. and include the following.

DJ Jack Martin, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Storytelling with Chris Archangelo, 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Children’s face painting by Happy Faces, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Children’s Crafts with Abington Art Studio,6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Post Parade Juggling Performance by Rob Smith, approximately 8 to 8:30 p.m.

Carriage and stagecoach rides

• Saturday, Feb. 13

Wells Fargo Stagecoach rides, 12:30 to 3:30, starting in the parking lot of Citizens Savings Bank. Tickets can be purchased for a per-person donation.

Horse and carriage rides, 12 to 5 p.m. starting at the borough building. Tickets are available at the ABPA Booth inside Clarks Summit Borough Building for $3. Carriage can hold 12-15 persons.

• Sunday, Feb. 14

Horse and carriage rides, 12 to 5 p.m. starting at the borough building. Tickets are available at the ABPA Booth inside Clarks Summit Borough Building for $3. Carriage can hold 12-15 persons.

Live ice sculpture carvings

• Friday, Feb. 12:

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at MetLife

1 to 2:30 p.m. at Weis Market

3 to 4:30 p.m., sponsored by MetLife, located at the clocktower area of downtown Clarks Summit

4 to 5 p.m., sponsored by Toyota of Scranton, located at the clocktower area of downtown Clarks Summit

5 to 7 p.m., sponsored by Crystal Cabin Fever, located at the clocktower area of downtown Clarks Summit

• Saturday, Feb. 13:

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Peoples Security Bank & Trust

12 to 1:30 p.m. at Frontier

1 to 3 p.m. at Everything Natural

3:30 to 5 p.m. at Gerrity’s Market

4 to 5 p.m., sponsored by Fenton Insurance, located at the clocktower area of downtown Clarks Summit

5:30 to 7 p.m. at State Street Grill

Live music

• Friday, Feb. 12:

The Von Storch Trio, 1 to 3 p.m. at Northeast Eye Institute

Coal Town Rounders, 7 to 9 p.m. at Duffy’s Coffee Company.

• Saturday, Feb. 13:

Mark Woodyatt, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Citizen’s Savings Bank.

Haulin’ Oats, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at FNCB.

Brenda Fernandes, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at People’s Security Bank & Trust.

Doug Smith and the Dixieland All-Stars, 12 to 2 p.m. at Gerrity’s Market.

Clayton Country Bluegrass, 12 to 2 p.m. at Duffy’s Coffee Company.

The Village Idiots, 1 to 3 p.m. at Everything Natural.

Mike Dillon, 1 to 3 p.m. at Weis Market.

Mike Waskovich & Friends, 2 to 4 p.m. at Frontier Communications.

DJ Jeff Davis, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Duffy’s Coffee Company .

Old Fashioned Smoke, 4 to 5 p.m. at Stately Pet Supply.

An Evening of Cowboy Songs: Hosted by The Kearney Boys, 7 to 10 p.m. at Duffy’s Coffee Company.

• Sunday, Feb. 14:

The Von Storch Trio, 12 to 2 p.m. at La Tonalteca.

Carmen Scrimalli, 12 to 2 p.m. at Everything Natural.

Tim McGurl, 2:30 to 4:30 at the Abington Community Library.

Mike Waskovich, 1 to 3 p.m. at Clel’s Place.

The Paramonts, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Duffy’s Coffee Company.

Native American Gathering

A Native American Gathering will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Clarks Summit Borough Building, featuring a variety of vendors.

• Saturday, Feb. 13:

Vendor browsing, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Grand Entry Parade with flags, drumming, singing and dancing, 12 to 1 p.m.

Aztec Fire Dancers: The Salinas Family, 1 to 2 p.m.

Chris Hunsicker, Cherokee Flute Player, 2 to 2:30 p.m.

Drumming, Singing, Dancing and Storytelling, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Children’s Candy Dance, 3:15 p.m.

Chris Hunsicker, Cherokee Flute Player, 4 to 4:15 p.m.

End of Ceremonies with Drumming, Singing and Dancing, 4:15 to 5 p.m.

• Sunday, Feb. 13:

Vendor browsing, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Grand Entry Parade with flags, drumming, singing and dancing, 12 to 1 p.m.

Aztec Fire Dancers: The Salinas Family, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Chris Hunsicker, Cherokee Flute Player, 2 to 2:30 p.m.

Drumming, Singing, Dancing, Storytelling, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Children’s Candy Dance, 3 p.m.

Other interactive activities

Friday, Feb. 12:

Nike Eyewear Trunk Show, 1 to 3 p.m. at Northeast Eye Institute.

Complimentary Trolley Tour of the Festival, 5 to 7 p.m. with on and off stops at Everything Natural, Depot Street and the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit. Ride a trolley and see the festival lit up for the evening.

Scavenger Hunt Festival of Ice Fun Run, 6 p.m. at National Running Center.

Northeast Photography Club Art Show, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Session Room at the First Presbyterian Church of Clark Summit.

Saturday, Feb. 13:

Festival of Ice Welcome Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Frontier Communications, 108 N. State St. (entrance in rear of building).

Reflexology chair massage with footprints at Everything Natural.

Mr. Ed Children’s Photo Booth at The Gathering Place/Clarks Summit Borough Building.

Northeast Photography Club Art Show, 11 a.m. to 4 p .m. in the session room at the First Presbyterian Church of Clark Summit.

Entertainment by Abington Piano Academy students, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church of Clark Summit.

Pet Portraits with I Got the Shot, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stately Pet Supply. Appointments necessary.

Abington Journal Open House, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 211 S. State St.

Pet Adoption Event with Northeast PA Pet Fund and Rescue, 12 to 3 p.m. at Stately Pet Supply.

Juggler Rob Smith, 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of Clark Summit.

“Illumination” candle lighting and prayer event, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Snows Church, 301 S. State St.

Sunday, Feb.14:

Festival of Ice Welcome Center, 12 to 3 p.m. at Frontier Communications, 108 N. State St. (entrance in rear of building).

Chair Massage at Everything Natural.

Mr. Ed Children’s Photo Booth at The Gathering Place/Clarks Summit Borough Building.

Valentine’s Day marriage vow renewals with Rev. William G. Carter, 11:15 a.m. in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of Clark Summit.

Pet Adoption Event with True Friends Animal Shelter, 12 to 3 p.m. at Stately Pet Supply.

Reagan Allison volunteers for Our Lady of the Snows church’s Illumination event during last year’s Clarks Summit Festival of Ice. The parish will again hold the open candle lighting and prayer event during this year’s festival from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. All are welcome to come in, light a candle, rest for a while, say a prayer and enjoy some hot cocoa..
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-Illumination-1.jpgReagan Allison volunteers for Our Lady of the Snows church’s Illumination event during last year’s Clarks Summit Festival of Ice. The parish will again hold the open candle lighting and prayer event during this year’s festival from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. All are welcome to come in, light a candle, rest for a while, say a prayer and enjoy some hot cocoa.. Submitted photo

Mark Crouthamel conducts a live ice carving during the 2013 festival.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-Schedule-ICE-Live-Carvings.jpgMark Crouthamel conducts a live ice carving during the 2013 festival. Abington Journal file photo

Anthony Hanyon, age 4 and Alex Hanyon, Age 6, of Clarks Summit get their faces painted during the 2013 festival.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-Schedule-Ice-Face-Painting.jpgAnthony Hanyon, age 4 and Alex Hanyon, Age 6, of Clarks Summit get their faces painted during the 2013 festival. Abington Journal file photo

2011 festival-goers take off on a horse and carriage ride.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-Schedule-ICE-Ride.jpg2011 festival-goers take off on a horse and carriage ride. Abington Journal file photo

Trebor and Shae-Lee Maitin watch as Sculpted Ice Works creates an ice sculpture during the 2010 event.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-Schedule-ICE-kids.jpgTrebor and Shae-Lee Maitin watch as Sculpted Ice Works creates an ice sculpture during the 2010 event. Abington Journal file photo

A float makes its way through the 2010 Festival of Ice Parade.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-Schedule-ICE-Parade.jpgA float makes its way through the 2010 Festival of Ice Parade. Abington Journal file photo

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