Mount Penn Fire Company ready for 49th fastnacht sale

MOUNT PENN, Pa. - Volunteers at Mount Penn Fire Company received a truckload of fastnachts on Friday.

They got to work, bagging the treats up by the dozen. The fire station said it received thousands of fastnachts for its 49th annual fundraiser this weekend.

"Tomorrow and Sunday, we will be selling fastnachts from 8:00 until 4:00 here at the fire station and also up at the intersection of 23rd [Street] and Perkiomen Avenue," said Chief Timothy Waldman.

The cost is $8 per dozen, and if you want fastnachts, the secret is to buy them sooner rather than later, because they will likely sell out.

Fastnacht Day is Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. The holiday started as a way for Pennsylvania Dutch families to prepare for the start of Lent.

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