Pork and sauerkraut

As with most annual events, COVID-19 has put a wrench in the Lancaster County tradition of community pork and sauerkraut meals on New Year’s Day. Four local churches, which typically host dine-in pork and sauerkraut gatherings, have decided to call it quits this year. Reached by email, the following churches confirmed cancellation: Lititz Church of the Brethren; Zion Lutheran Church in Leola; Lancaster Church of the Brethren in Manheim Township; and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lancaster city.

Events are still planned at three area firehouses but with takeout meals only. The details follow.


  • Where: 3521 Lincoln Highway East, Kinzers.
  • Hours: 10 a.m. until sold out.
  • Price: $15; cash and cards accepted.
  • What’s different this year: Takeout only; delivery available within a 5-mile radius. Accepting phone preorders 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 31.
  • More info: 717-442-4121; kinzerfire.com.


  • Where: 1087 Dry Tavern Road, Denver.
  • Hours: 10:30 a.m. until sold out.
  • Price: $11; meal includes mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, dinner roll and dessert.
  • What’s different this year:Takeout only.
  • For more info: 717-445-4933; fivepointvillefire.net.


  • Where: 2271 Robert Fulton Highway, Peach Bottom.
  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Price: $10; meal includes pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, applesauce, dinner roll and dessert.
  • What's different this year: Drive-thru takeout only. Vehicles will be directed to enter from Warfel Road and proceed up the back driveway.
  • For more info: 717-548-8995; rffc89.com

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