Spring cleaning Community volunteers needed

By on April 17, 2013

Lititz has some big events in the coming weeks — Pretzel Fest and the Rock Lititz bike races April 27 and 28, and then the Coolest Town community celebration May 10.

In preparation, a downtown clean-up will take place this Saturday, and volunteers are still needed.

"We are meeting in front of the borough office at 8 a.m.," said organizer Shirley Flickinger. "We are asking volunteers to bring rakes, garden tools, brooms, dust pans and anything else that they might need to clean-up the Coolest Small Town in America."

Rubber gloves and bags will be provided, and the project will take about four hours. Any amount of help will be appreciated. Call 626-6397 for more information.

Pretzel Fest

The first of the big events will be the Lititz Pretzel Fest April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets are needed for this family event, so get them while they last!

The Lititz Pretzel Fest is put on by the Kiwanis Club of Lititz as a fund-raiser for the Lititz Community Chest and Project Eliminate. It is a day filled with fun, food and entertainment. This year is even bigger and better than last. Three chefs are competing for the top honor for the "Best Use of Pretzels in a Recipe." There will also be Pretzel Bingo, music, and German dancers … and that’s only in one building.

There will be 13 other tasting stations. Some of these include, pretzel sugar cookies, chocolate peanut butter ice cream, trail mix, etc.

Hungry yet?

The event will also feature 11 "Twisted Minute to Win It" games. The object of the games is not only having fun while laughing until your sides hurt, but to complete all the games to have your name put in a drawing for a gift basket from the Lititz merchants (valued at $500). This year, organizers are allowing two "do-overs."

"We thought that only fair, since we don’t all get it right the first time," said organizer and Kiwanis member Alice Bracken.

Last, but not least, is the ever-popular dunk tank. Here you will be able to dunk your favorite local celebrity into cold water.

"Last year, my grandkids had so much fun dunking me that I have banned them from doing the dunk tank this year," Alice said. "Seriously, why did they think that was so funny?"

This year’s dunkees include Tim Forney from Scooter’s, Mark Hough from State Farm Insurance, Barry Lavender from the Post Office, Steve Seeber from the Lititz Record Express, John Lucier from the Lititz House B&B, Warwick School Board member Daryl Miller, and Gary Garson of Candyology.

Pretzel Fest tickets are now available for $7 at Sturgis Pretzel, Main Street Peddler, Zum Anker Alley Shoppes, Encounter, and Wilbur Chocolate. They can also be purchased online at lititzpretzelfest.com. More PRETZEL FEST, page A3

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