Fes­ti­val set for this week­end

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it’s great for peo­ple­who can’t go to Uni­ver­sal, so that’s ex­cit­ing.”

Ancherani said more than 20 busi­nesses are par­tic­i­pat­ing, and storeswill be named af­ter shops in Di­agon Al­ley and Hogsmeade from J. K. Rowl­ing’s sto­ries and films for the week­end. Ad­di­tion­ally, art stu­dents from Abing­ton Heights School Dis­trict are paint­ing­win­dows through­out the town.

Ancherani said the fes­ti­val shows those who at­tend­what the town has to of­fer.

“I’ve heard over the years a lot of re­tail­ers say they look for­ward to it ev­ery year, not only be­cause it helps their sales in a time where it’s rel­a­tively quiet, but be­cause it makes peo­ple aware that they’re there and they make it a point to come back through­out the year,” she said.

Over the years, the fes­ti­val has drawn in 25,000 to 40,000 peo­ple for the­w­hole­week­end, but if theweather holds up, Ancherani said they could have “record- break­ing at­ten­dance” this year.

Visit Clarks Sum­mit Fe­sit­val of Ice page on Face­book for the fes­ti­val’s map and list of sculp­tures. More in­for­ma­tion also is avail­able on the­abing­tons. org.

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