CLARKS SUMMIT - Approximately 25 tables await the creative minds of those who will decorate them for the upcoming Heroes and Subs Table Decorating Competition and Luncheon, according to Dorothy O'Connor, event co-chair and Sole to Soul owner.
The event will be held Feb. 16 at Ramada Inn, 1 to 3 p.m., in conjunction with the 9th annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice, presented by the Abington Business and Professional Association during Presidents' Day Weekend, Feb. 14 to 18.
A superhero scene from a movie, cartoon-like characters and a cityscape are a few of the suggestions O'Connor offered to anyone interested in transforming a table. Or, show up dressed as your favorite super hero and hang out with Batman, Champ and the RailRider Mascot.
People can create their own superhero. The idea is wide open to interpretation, she said. We want people to get creative and use recycled materials. It's not about how much money you can spend to make this elaborate thing. It's about, let's see how creative you can get with the use of materials. Tables will be judged on originality, creativity and use of materials (recycling) and prizes will be awarded. Both adults and children are encouraged to participate.
They can decorate the table any way they choose, said O'Connor.
Face painting by Happy Faces, Superhero caricatures and DJ Frankie Carll Productions are also part of the lineup.
Setup is Fri., Feb. 15, noon to 6 p.m. Tables will be judged Friday night at the Heroes and Subs Preview Party and prizes will be awarded at the luncheon. First prize is $300; Second Prize, $200 and Third Prize is Eight- Pack tickets to Mohegan Sun Arena Monster Truck Jam March 8 to 10.
The cost to buy a table, which will seat eight, is $150 and includes lunch and two tickets to the Preview Party to be held Feb. 15. Tickets to the Preview Party are $50 and proceeds will benefit the Abington Area Community Classroom's Clarks Summit Fire Hall renovation project.
Committee members are Mary Ann Nichols, co-chair; Jamie Kresge, public relations; Ellen Drake Beechko, program design; Sarah Dawgert, Preview Party tickets and Tara Crum, program distribution.
Deadline to register is Feb. 7. For more information or to purchase tickets for the luncheon, contact Dorothy O'Connor, Sole to Soul, 570.585.0439, or send checks made payable to ABPA, P.O. Box 98, Clarks Summit, 18411.
Ramada Inn, Clarks Summit and Damon's Bar and Grill are sponsors for the luncheon. Prize sponsors include Talbots, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, RailRiders and Elk Mountain. The Abington Journal serves as media sponsor.