Let’s do the twist! The return of Pretzel Fest

By on May 10, 2017

Pretzel Fest, back in downtown Lititz after a one year break, enjoyed a nice turnout last Saturday despite the threat of rain most of the day, and a few sprinkles here and there. Downtown was busy as families enjoyed food and games, and all-around fun, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Lititz.

Following the event, organizers confirmed that the favorite taste of the day was Greco’s Italian Ice & Homemade Ice Creams, followed by Scooter’s inside out chocolate covered pretzel and Zum Anker Alley Shoppes’ chocolate peanut butter buckeyes. The favorite game was Plinko, where ticket holders spun a wheel to win prizes, many of which were delicious Sturgis pretzels. A close second was Hartz Physical Therapy’s obstacle course.

More than $4,000 was raised for Harmony Playground.

Most popular chef, Mike Gregor, of Greco's, with, Karen Davis and Melissa Warner. (Image provided by Lititz Ambucs)

Most popular chef, Mike Gregor, of Greco’s, with, Karen Davis and Melissa Warner. (Image provided by Lititz Ambucs)

 

Just as we were leaving Saturday’s Pretzel Fest, we came upon Lititz Police Detective Sergeant John Schofield who had just finished rescuing a mother duck and her brood from a Main Street storm culvert.

Just as we were leaving Saturday’s Pretzel Fest, we came upon Lititz Police Detective Sergeant John Schofield who had just finished rescuing a mother duck and her brood from a Main Street storm culvert.

 

Jacob, left, and brother Emerson Evans were hooked on pretzels at Saturday’s Pretzel Fest. The boys are the sons of Lititz photographer Bryan and Shanie Evans, and they both succeeded in snagging pretzels from the Gone Pretzelin’ game at the Main Street Peddler. This was definitely not a catch-and-release program.

Jacob, left, and brother Emerson Evans were hooked on pretzels at Saturday’s Pretzel Fest. The boys are the sons of Lititz photographer Bryan and Shanie Evans, and they both succeeded in snagging pretzels from the Gone Pretzelin’ game at the Main Street Peddler. This was definitely not a catch-and-release program.

 

Zum Anker Alley was a busy place during Saturday’s Pretzel Fest.

Zum Anker Alley was a busy place during Saturday’s Pretzel Fest.

 

Inside-out chocolate covered pretzels from Scooter’s Restaurant were a hit at Saturday’s Pretzel Fest.

Inside-out chocolate covered pretzels from Scooter’s Restaurant were a hit at Saturday’s Pretzel Fest.

 

Scooter’s Restaurant chef Terry Whitmyer kept busy during Saturday’s Pretzel Fest preparing inside-out chocolate covered pretzels. After the pretzel buns with milk and white chocolate discs were heated in a panini press, they were covered with a salted caramel drizzle. Whitmyer and Scooter’s owner Dawn Quinn came up with the recipe.

Scooter’s Restaurant chef Terry Whitmyer kept busy during Saturday’s Pretzel Fest preparing inside-out chocolate covered pretzels. After the pretzel buns with milk and white chocolate discs were heated in a panini press, they were covered with a salted caramel drizzle. Whitmyer and Scooter’s owner Dawn Quinn came up with the recipe.

 

Lititz Area Kiwanis Club volunteer Rocky Perroni and Thao Vu were handing out samples of Auntie Anne’s pretzel bites during Saturday’s Pretzel Fest. Thao Vu is from Vietnam and a member of Linden Hall’s freshman class. She said about 15 Linden Hall students were helping with the event.

Lititz Area Kiwanis Club volunteer Rocky Perroni and Thao Vu were handing out samples of Auntie Anne’s pretzel bites during Saturday’s Pretzel Fest. Thao Vu is from Vietnam and a member of Linden Hall’s freshman class. She said about 15 Linden Hall students were helping with the event.

 

Lititz Area Kiwanis Club volunteer Charlie Stickler was selling tickets to Saturday’s Pretzel Fest, and explaining to all who would listen that the event was to benefit the Ambucs playground project for the Warwick Township linear park.

Lititz Area Kiwanis Club volunteer Charlie Stickler was selling tickets to Saturday’s Pretzel Fest, and explaining to all who would listen that the event was to benefit the Ambucs playground project for the Warwick Township linear park.

 

Adrienne Butts, of Lititz, left, climbed into the bounce house with her friend Polly Hansen/Rodriguez, visiting from Hamilton, N.Y., and took a few bounces. But no flipping allowed.

Adrienne Butts, of Lititz, left, climbed into the bounce house with her friend Polly Hansen/Rodriguez, visiting from Hamilton, N.Y., and took a few bounces. But no flipping allowed.

 

Adrienne Butts was flying high in the bounce house during Saturday’s Pretzel Festival. She is the daughter of Emma and Carter Butts, Lititz.

Adrienne Butts was flying high in the bounce house during Saturday’s Pretzel Festival. She is the daughter of Emma and Carter Butts, Lititz.

 

The Simony family from the Poconos — Misty and Scott, and their children Danielle and Tyler — have visited Lancaster County before, but hit Lititz for the very first time Saturday during Pretzel Fest. “It was love at first sight,” said Misty, who notched a point on her score card with a ladder toss success.

The Simony family from the Poconos — Misty and Scott, and their children Danielle and Tyler — have visited Lancaster County before, but hit Lititz for the very first time Saturday during Pretzel Fest. “It was love at first sight,” said Misty, who notched a point on her score card with a ladder toss success.

 

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