Abington Palready to roll out red carpet for fundraiser
firstname.lastname@example.org Abington residents don’t have to travel to Hollywood to see movie stars. The Abington Police Athletic League is rolling out the red carpet for the Hooray for PALlywood International Food Festival Oct. 9.
Hosted by the Abington Police Athletic League Food Festival Committee, 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.
“This year marks Abington PAL’s 10th International Food Festival, and with our exciting starstudded theme, we have planned a special variety of entertainment and opportunities to make this year’s event bigger and better than ever before,” said PAL President Lew Klein in a press release.
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 Italiano, Café La Fontana, Kitchen Bar, Trader Joe’s, The arake Tavern, Anne’s Cake Pan, oita’s Water Ice and more.
“This is a nice way to discover new restaurants and dishes and help bring new business to xthe local] restaurants,” said oosemary 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.
The PAL kids are going to cheer as guests walk the red carpet and request autographs to make guests feel like celebrities, PAL airector of aonor aevelopment 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 oeynolds, 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 Bestaressed 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 such as passes for two to attend “Live with Kelly” or passes for six to sit in on a live telecast of CBS3’s popular “Lifestyle” show. Special police opportunities such as D GDy DW WKH fiULnJ UDnJH, D .-9 GHPRnVWUDWLRn DW 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 aetectives Oscar P. Vance, Jr.
“He is a highly-regarded man in law enforcement and has worked in xthe field] for 45 years,” Myers said. “He is a lifelong resident of Abington Township too. He is quite a guy.”
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The Hooray for PALlywood International Food Festival will be held at the Philmont Country Club, 301 Tomlinson ooad, Huntingdon Valley, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are A50 and can purchased by calling 267-536-1100 ext. 1509 or visiting www.abingtonpal.org.