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Lancaster Wedding Feast.....

Amish wedding traditions vary greatly from settlement to settlement. There are the Swiss-tradition filled weddings in some communities, which feature decorated tables with celery centerpieces and a deep-fried, powdered sugar-topped pastry known as knee-patches.  Amish weddings everywhere are considered huge events in the community that draw people from near and far.  Amish arrive from out of town with their non-Amish drivers.  The non-Amish drivers are often served a wedding feast at a table separate from the Amish guests, so there are perks to being a driverSmile.   Amish weddings in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania seem a bit more elegant and structured than ones I have attended.   The public had a rare chance to sample an Amish wedding feast as part of annual fund-raiser for the Paradise, Pennsylvania Volunteer Fire Department.   Volunteer firefighting is a long-time tradition among the Amish here. This is not something I have seen many other places.  The wedding feast consisted of roast chicken with filling and gravy, mashed potatoes, creamed celery, cole slaw, roll, applesauce, fruit salad, doughnut, apple or cherry pie, ice cream, and lemonade. Amish weddings I have attended have always featured fried chicken, instead of roast.  And beets are almost always served at Amish weddings in elsewhere.  October and June seem to be prime months for weddings in many Amish settlements, although Lancaster County seems to run them on a slightly more compressed schedule.

 I found it funny that in this story a visitor to the Amish wedding feast had the last name of "Book", which was the lead character in the movie Witness.  Anyway, click here to read about the Amish wedding feast open to the public and if you are in the area make plans to attend next year.  I just might!

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Would you believe that we  got home from Lancaster about 2 this afternoon?  I wish we would have known about this YESTERDA!!!  We were so close and didn't have a clue that this was going on. I would like to know what the date for this is next year.  I am going to put in on our must do list.

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Oh wow...talk about missing a delicious event!  When I find out the date I will let you know, maybe we can both go!:)

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Sounds good to me.. Would you sign my hard cover books if I bring them?? Embarassed

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sure thing!:) And let me know if the writer mails you back!

 

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I heard back and he said it will be held the 3rd Sat in 2011.  I assume he means March.

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I just an email to the writer to see if a date has been set yet.