Lititz: beyond cool

By on November 6, 2013



, Staff Writer

Cocalico High School has six candidates competing for the title of Homecoming Queen. Shown are (front row, left to right) Layne Gable and Kathleen Lawver; (back, l-r) Brooke Stafford, Emily Lagaza, Jennifer Newman and Shannon Hoeveler. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)

Lititz gets to cling to it’s "America’s Coolest Small Town" title until next February, when a new victor will be crowned.

Now – and likely with some help from’s nod – Lititz can add a few more feathers to its cap. recently reported that Lititz was voted the 19th favorite small town in America by readers of Travel & Leisure magazine.

"Founded by German settlers and strict Protestants in the mid-1700s, this vibrant village in Pennsylvania Dutch country still bears the imprint of its early inhabitants," the site reported. "Multipointed Moravian stars adorning local structures are illuminated for the holidays, creating a festive air."

Travel & Leisure readers voted Lititz the No. 3 Christmas destination and No. 9 for Christmas lights. Also the site of one of the nation’s longest-running Fourth of July celebrations, Lititz ranked highly among readers for its patriotism (No. 3) and town pride (No. 4).

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