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Farm store filling orders ahead of Fastnacht Day

Farm store filling orders ahead of...

LAURELDALE, Pa. - The season of Lent starts one week from Wednesday, and some people will be filling up on a Pennsylvania Dutch treat before fasting.

Hershey Harvest in Laureldale is getting ready for Fastnacht Day, which is next Tuesday.

They're making tons of fastnachts, which are fried doughnuts traditionally served the day before Lent.

The owner said the shop makes up to 100 dozen a day.

"Before the fast, you know, before Lent, and everybody wants to have their last hurrah, so everybody comes," said Bob Hershey. "People eat them as a staple, you know."

Hershey Harvest sells about 3,500 dozen fastnacht leading up to Lent.


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