Festival set for this weekend
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.