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Glenside News - - FRONT PAGE - By Jar­reau Free­man

Abing­ton res­i­dents don’t have to travel to Hol­ly­wood to see movie stars. The Abing­ton Po­lice Ath­letic LHDJuH iV UROOinJ RuW WKH UHG FDUSHW IRU WKH HRRUDy IRU 3$LOy­wRRG ,nWHUnD­tional Food Fes­ti­val Oct. 9.

Hosted by the Abing­ton Po­lice AthOHWiF LHDJuH FRRG FHVWivDO CRPPiW­tee, guests can ex­pect to sam­ple food and drinks from more than 30 lo­cal restau­rants, cater­ers and bev­er­age pur­vey­ors, en­joy en­ter­tain­ment, take pho­tos with “spe­cial celebrity guests” and help raise funds for a good cause.

“7KiV yHDU PDUNV $EinJWRn 3$L’V 10th In­ter­na­tional Food Fes­ti­val, and with our ex­cit­ing star-stud­ded theme, we have planned a spe­cial va­ri­ety of en­ter­tain­ment and op­por­tu­ni­ties to make this year’s event big­ger and betWHU WKDn HvHU EHIRUH,” VDiG 3$L 3UHViGHnW LHw .OHin in D SUHVV UHOHDVH.

Guests will en­joy an as­sort­ment of food from new fes­ti­val par­tic­i­pants The Al­le­gro Grill and Schmooze deli, and bev­er­ages from Miller’s Ale House, as well as re­turn­ing fa­vorites An­nemarie’s Cui­sine, Bravo Cucina ,WDOiDnR, CDIé LD FRnWDnD, .iWFKHn Bar, Trader Joe’s, The Drake Tav­ern, Anne’s Cake Pan, Rita’s Wa­ter Ice and more.

“This is a nice way to dis­cover new restau­rants and dishes and help bring new busi­ness to [the lo­cal] restau­rants,” said Rose­mary Hin­kle, who is in charge of pub­lic­ity for the event.

To make it a star-stud­ded shindig, guests will have the op­por­tu­nity to walk the red car­pet into the fes­ti­val, while greeted by ador­ing fans.

7KH 3$L NiGV DUH JRinJ WR FKHHU DV guests walk the red car­pet and re­quest au­to­graphs to make guests feel like ceOHEUiWiHV, 3$L DiUHFWRU RI DRnRU DHvel­op­ment Peggy My­ers said.

Guests will also have the op­por­tu­nity to take pho­tos with “stars of the big screen.” There will be peo­ple walk­ing around wear­ing cos­tume heads of Burt Reynolds, Sylvester Stal­lone, Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe, Jack Ni­chol­son and Ge­orge Burns, Hin­kle said.

Fes­ti­val at­ten­dees will also be able to par­tic­i­pate in a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties like the Best-Dressed Stars con­test for those who dress up as their fa­vorite celebrity.

“We are re­ally hop­ing that the community will catch the spirit of our theme and help us make this year’s event es­pe­cially mem­o­rable by com­ing in char­ac­ter,” My­ers said in a press re­lease. “We work hard to plan a truly ex­cit­ing evening for the community, so we are ex­cited to see guests par­tic­i­pate in a fun way.”

Guests can also par­tic­i­pate in a live and silent auc­tion and bid to win prizes VuFK DV SDVVHV IRU WwR WR DWWHnG “LivH with Kelly” or passes for six to sit in on a live tele­cast of CBS3’s pop­u­lar “LiIHVWyOH” VKRw. 6SHFiDO SROiFH RSSRUWu­niWiHV VuFK DV D GDy DW WKH fiUinJ range, a K-9 demon­stra­tion at a chil­dren’s event or a child’s ride in a po­lice car will also be up for bid.

The fes­ti­val will also honor the found­ing ef­forts and on­go­ing sup­port of re­cently re­tired Chief of Mont­gomery County De­tec­tives Os­car P. Vance, Jr.

“He is a highly-re­garded man in law en­force­ment and has worked in [the fiHOG@ IRU 45 yHDUV,” 0yHUV VDiG. “HH iV a life­long res­i­dent of Abing­ton Town­ship too. He is quite a guy.”

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