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Abington PAL to Hold its Annual Food Fest

The event will be held next Tuesday at the Philmont Country Club. The theme? PAL-O-Ween.

Three Abington children party at last year's Abington PAL Food Festival. Credit: Mischa Arnosky
Three Abington children party at last year's Abington PAL Food Festival. Credit: Mischa Arnosky

The Abington Police Athletic League will hold its International Food Festival on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley. The event will showcase signature dishes and beverages from more than 30 restaurants and caterers.

Abington Police Chief Bill Kelly said the annual event contributes to a “substantial percentage” of Abington PAL’s annual budget.

“This major Abington PAL fundraiser enables us to provide ongoing positive programs and activities for the young people of Abington Township and Rockledge Borough,” Kelly said in a press release. “PAL is our number-one juvenile crime prevention program, and we receive no tax dollars to run it, so we count on the community’s support to continue our efforts on behalf of our young people.” 

Abington PAL benefits boys and girls ages 11 through their senior high school year, and provides all of its programs at no cost.

This year’s theme is PAL-O-Ween; guests are invited to dress up as their favorite star. Though it’s not required to come in costume, there will be a contest for those who choose to enter.

This year’s festival will honor the service and generosity of PAL Board member Eric Sussman as well as PAL mentor and Abington Police Animal Control Officer Ron Griffith.

Sussman and Sussman Automotive became Founders Circle members by making substantial contributions to the organization, including a van to help transport children to events.

Griffith has spent several weekend nights volunteering his time and has brought Abington PAL several animal-related programs.

In addition to food, the event will feature a variety of items as part of its silent auction.

Festival tickets are $50 and may be purchased by calling 267-536-1100 ext. 1509; or visiting www.abingtonpal.org. Valet parking is available. 

Newcomers to this year’s Food Festival include:

  • Fat Jack’s BBQ, Jenkintown
  • King’s Corner, Jenkintown
  • Riviera D’Italia, Roslyn
  • South Avenue Sweets,Wyncote
  • Velvet Sky Bakery, Jenkintown
  • U-Swirl Frozen Yogurt, Jenkintown

Returning restaurants include:

  • Ashlee Catering
  • Bonnet Lane
  • Café La Fontana
  • Dietz & Watson 
  • Dove Chocolate Discoveries
  • Gretz Beer
  • Joseph’s Pizza
  • Kitchen Ba
  • Lil Rizzo’s
  • Mad Mex
  • Moonstruck
  • Muller Beer
  • Pierro’s Italian Restaurant
  • Rita’s Water Ice
  • SJR Catering
  • Trader Joe’s
  • The Drake Tavern
  • Trios Tomato Pie. 

For more information on the event, visit www.abingtonpal.org; or www.abingtonact.org.


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