Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Emmaus Faschnacht and Forsythia Festival

Has winter has gotten you down? If you’re looking for a reason to come out and have some fun before heading off to work or school, come on down to the Faschnacht & Forsythia Festival.

New for 2007! Delectable fondues will be available for your dipping pleasure! What? You’ve never dipped a faschnacht before? Well, neither have we but we thought it sounded like a good idea so we’ve added it to the festival. Erik Sheetz, owner of the soon-to-open fondue restaurant, Immerse, will provide 2 fondues to tempt you….a chocolate-coffee fondue and a chocolate-caramel fondue.

There will be forsythias to help brighten up the winter doldrums, a demonstration and contest of the official Faschnacht Trot, and the announcement of the winners of the Faschnacht & Forsythia Fantasy Coloring Contest.

Faschnachts can be purchased for $9.50 per dozen or 75 cents each.

Of course, no festival is complete without a king and a queen. Following the official proclamation delivered by Emmaus Mayor Iobst, we will perform the Crowning of King Faschnacht and Queen Forsythia, plus we will also perform the official knighting of the Defender of the Faschnacht.

South Mountain Cycles & Coffee Bar will provide hot beverages to help take the chill out of the morning air.

Faschnacht orders by the dozen will be taken until February 16th. For more information or to place your faschnacht orders please call 610-965-6279 or email emmainst@ptd.net. Faschnacht orders must be picked up at the festival no later than 9:00 a.m.

The Faschnacht & Forsythia Festival is hosted by the Emmaus Main Street Program and sponsored by Lafayette Ambassador Bank.

When: Tuesday, February 20, 6:00 a.m. (yes, that is AM, not PM!) and runs until 9:00 a.m. Faschnachts

Where: St. John’s UCC, located at 139 North 4th Street, Emmaus, PA

Cost: FREE!!

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