First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit offers plenty of events during Clarks Summit Festival of Ice Feb. 12-15


By Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



Juggler Rob Smith, who is also a seventh grade reading teacher at Abington Heights, has been entertaining audiences for more than 25 years. In addition to fire torches, he juggles five balls, glow clubs, rings, flying knives and more. He will entertain festival goers at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 in the Sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit.


Submitted photo

Photographs hang on display during last year’s Northeast Photography Club exhibit at the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit during the Festival of Ice.


Submitted photo

More than 15 couples gathered to renew their wedding vows at the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit during last year’s Festival of Ice. The church will again hold the Valentine’s Day vow renewal ceremony as part of its festival schedule, at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 in the sanctuary.


Joan Mead-Matsui file photo | Abington Journal

Preparing for the Festival of Ice Chili Cafe at the First Presbyterian Church, from left, Karen White and John Conklin, chairs for the Chili Cafe; Diane Scheuer, Chair of Mission and Justice, and Tyler Kuzma, who will be on the streets as a snowman on Saturday.


Submitted photo

CLARKS SUMMIT — Photography. Juggling. Marriage vow renewals. Live music. Food.

The First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit will offer an array of special activities during this year’s Clarks Summit Festival of Ice, starting with a juried art show with the Northeast Photography Club, organized by Elaine Tweedy, beginning from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12 in the Session Room of the church and continuing from 11 a.m. to 4 p .m. Saturday, Feb. 14. Light refreshments will be served and winners announced during the opening, at which time guests will be able to meet the artists.

The juror for the exhibit is Niko J. Kallianiotis, assistant professor of photography at Marywood University. Prizes will be awarded.

Some artwork by church members, including photography, pen and ink, pastels, watercolor and oils, will also be displayed.

Live entertainment at the church will be provided by Abington Piano Academy students from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 in the Fellowship Hall and juggler Rob Smith at 2 p.m. the same day in the sanctuary.

“By day Rob is a seventh grade reading teacher,” states the juggler’s bio. “He is graduate of Duquesne University with a B.S. in education and master’s degree in reading education from The University of Scranton. Rob has been juggling and entertaining audiences for over 25 years…”

This year’s Chili Café will serve up chili, hot dogs, brownies and more from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Fellowship Hall. Proceeds for the Chili Café will benefit Bethel AME church in Scranton, which operates a homeless shelter, serving approximately 30 people on a daily basis during cold weather.

The weekend will culminate with a Valentine’s Day renewal of marriage vows with Rev. William G. Carter at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 in the church’s sanctuary.

Juggler Rob Smith, who is also a seventh grade reading teacher at Abington Heights, has been entertaining audiences for more than 25 years. In addition to fire torches, he juggles five balls, glow clubs, rings, flying knives and more. He will entertain festival goers at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 in the Sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-Presby-Ice-Smith.jpgJuggler Rob Smith, who is also a seventh grade reading teacher at Abington Heights, has been entertaining audiences for more than 25 years. In addition to fire torches, he juggles five balls, glow clubs, rings, flying knives and more. He will entertain festival goers at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 in the Sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit. Submitted photo

Photographs hang on display during last year’s Northeast Photography Club exhibit at the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit during the Festival of Ice.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-Presby-Ice-Photo-Club.jpgPhotographs hang on display during last year’s Northeast Photography Club exhibit at the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit during the Festival of Ice. Submitted photo

More than 15 couples gathered to renew their wedding vows at the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit during last year’s Festival of Ice. The church will again hold the Valentine’s Day vow renewal ceremony as part of its festival schedule, at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 in the sanctuary.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-Presby-Ice-Vows.jpgMore than 15 couples gathered to renew their wedding vows at the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit during last year’s Festival of Ice. The church will again hold the Valentine’s Day vow renewal ceremony as part of its festival schedule, at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 in the sanctuary. Joan Mead-Matsui file photo | Abington Journal

Preparing for the Festival of Ice Chili Cafe at the First Presbyterian Church, from left, Karen White and John Conklin, chairs for the Chili Cafe; Diane Scheuer, Chair of Mission and Justice, and Tyler Kuzma, who will be on the streets as a snowman on Saturday.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-Presby-ICE-Chili.jpgPreparing for the Festival of Ice Chili Cafe at the First Presbyterian Church, from left, Karen White and John Conklin, chairs for the Chili Cafe; Diane Scheuer, Chair of Mission and Justice, and Tyler Kuzma, who will be on the streets as a snowman on Saturday. Submitted photo

By Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

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

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

comments powered by Disqus