Red Lion's New Year's Eve committee has been planning the big event since last January.

As in the past, Roarin' in the New Year features lots of musical entertainment, food and other activities, such as crafts, a model train display and historical society exhibits.

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 45 First Ave., will serve a free pork and sauerkraut supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Call 717-244-2355 for reservations. Grace Lutheran Church, 220 N. Charles St., will have free pizza and crafts from 5 to 9 p.m.

In addition, there will be hot food and treats in the Red Lion square provided by Mr. Bill's Seafood, Bricker's, Frank's Little Buckaroos and Sweet Artz Cupcake Boutique.

Other activities in the square include the Double Deuce Race and, of course, the countdown to 2013 featuring a black-and-gold lion hoisting a cigar and the always fantastic fireworks display.

I cannot say enough good things about this event, including that it's always a great outing for the whole family.

A list of all the participating venues is available at Red Lion businesses and on the borough's website,

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Christmases of yesteryear is what you'll find if you stop by the Stewartstown Historical Society 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays through the middle of January.

The society office at 17 Mill St. has created a Victorian Christmas scene that features a set of 1870s Eastlake parlor furniture.


The pieces, which still have their original horse-hair upholstery, were in the home of Robert Hyson.

Other items of note are vintage Christmas lights dating from the 1920s - most of which are in their original boxes - and handmade lighted tin lawn decorations created by Kenneth Manifold. Kids who grew up in Stewartstown in the 1950s will remember these decorations, which Manifold lovingly handcrafted.

While at the society, you may want to purchase reproductions of vintage Stewartstown Christmas cards and books I and II of "Yesteryears in Southern York County." Joe Devilbiss' popular wooden replicas of local buildings also are sold there.

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Hats off to the Delta Borough Council's special events committee for pulling off another successful Christmas Fair.

Recognition also goes out to Exelon Generation and its Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station for serving as the anchor sponsor of this 34th annual event.

Reach Lori Badders at or 717-244-5397.