New Year in the Lebanon Valley

Start your celebrations with the Annual Lebanon Bologna Drop. Where else can you watch a 12-foot long bologna, weighing 150 pounds drop from a crane? For years this event was held in the parking lot at Ninth and Cumberland Streets but this year the event will be held on South Eighth Street.

Enjoy nature on the first day of the new year. Participate in the First Day Hike at Governor Dick Park, Mt. Gretna. Stop in at Visit Lebanon Valley, 31 S 8th Street, Lebanon and pick up a copy of the new outdoor guide, Explore the Outdoors.

The 29th Annual Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Developmental and Disability Services of Lebanon has moved to a new location. This year it will be held at Wind in the Willows, 35 Webster School Road, Grantville.

Of course, you must eat pork and sauerkraut to have good luck. It’s a Pennsylvania German tradition. Why you ask? One reason is because pigs root forward. It’s bad luck to eat chicken, they scratch backward.

Happy New Year from Visit Lebanon Valley!

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