Fastnacht day is coming! Where will you get yours?

Hazel Cook-Hammers, of Red Lion, made fastnachts last year for the Stewartstown Senior Center. A line of cooks were frying the dough at a church in Stewartstown. The group has been making fastnachts for decades. YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS – PAUL KUEHNEL

If you haven’t noticed, Easter is early this year. It falls on March 31.

That means Shrove Tuesday — the day to eat fastnachts —  is Feb. 12.

Chanceford Presbyterian Church in Lower Chanceford Township will be making fastnachts again this year. It’s a fundraiser so the church can help those in need, said Sueann Workinger, a member of the church.

The church usually whips up between 250 dozen to 300 dozen of the delicacies, she said. They make plain, powdered, sugared and glazed.

“We have a good time with it,” she said.

The cost is $3 for half a dozen. Orders will be taken until Feb. 9. Call 927-9541.

Other groups and grocery stores sell fastnachts, too.

Where will you buy yours? Or will you make your own?


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