A New Year in PA Dutch Country!

Issue #002, December 30 2009


National Watch and Clock Museum What better way to start the beginning of a New Year but at a place that measures time. They have the largest collection of nineteenth century watches and clocks in North America. From now until April 30, 2010 they are featuring an exhibit called A Sense of Time. The exhibit features how incense played in the roll of measuring time.

The Shoe House - Kick of this year with a step in the right direction. Visit the Shoe House in Hallam, PA. Yes that's right a house that actually looks like a shoe. People come from near and far to visit the shoe. This shoe has been featured in Weird Pennsylvania and many other publications. It was also featured on the TV show The Amazing Race: Family Edition in 2005.

Avalanche Xpress - January is the perfect time to go sledding. There is always lots of snow, trust me on that. I know this for a fact because it almost always snows on my birthday. So for a great time head on out to Avalanche Xpress.


Hallam New Year's Eve Celebration - Kick off the New Year in the right way, literally. Join the folks in Hallam, PA (York County) when they drop a shoe to bring in the New Year. The shoe is a replica of the Shoe House mentioned above. The festivities start at 7pm and go until midnight

Other New Year's Eve Celebrations in Pa Dutch Country:

York City - Drops a white Rose

Lancaster City - Drops a Red Rose

Red Lion - (York county) drops a cigar

Hershey - drops a Hershey Kiss

Lebanon - drops Lebanon bologna

Dillsburg - drops a pickle

Glen Rock Hose and Ladder 21st Annual Christmas Train Display - The display covers over 1500 feet of track and has some interactive activities. Thousands of people come to see the display. The display runs Fridays 6-9 pm and Sundays 2-6 pm. till January 10 2010. They are closed New Years Day. Location: Hufnagel Public Library 32 Main Street, Glen Rock, Pa. Admission is free but donations are appreciated and will help benefit the local fire company. *The library will be holding a huge used book sale during display hours.

Hershey Sweet Lights See beautiful lights as you drive in the comfort of your warm car. Hershey Sweet Lights features a two mile wooded trail through about 600 holiday light displays.


Sauerkraut With Pork (sauerkraut Und Speck)

3 lb Pork 1 qt Sauerkraut Water Salt & pepper

Wipe piece of pork with a damp cloth, place in large stewing pan and cover with cold water. Set over flame to cook slowly for one hour. Add the sauerkraut and more water if necessary and continue cooking for another hour or until meat has become thoroughly tender. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with mashed potatoes.

Recipe from: www.justpennsylvaniadutchrecipes.com

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