• Kristin Wenger

A peek into my hometown

Updated: Jan 23


It’s another snowy day in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Although I appreciate the beautiful scene outside my window, I am NOT a fan of cold weather. I would gladly trade snow, ice, and sub-zero wind chills for the warmth of the sun. It’s about this time every year that I ask my husband, “Why do we live here? Let's just move to the tropics!” So why don’t we?


Family.

Heritage.

Community.

The Fourth of July has been celebrated in our hometown's Lititz Springs Park for 200 years.

Our daughter, Alexa, being baptized in the head of the Lititz Springs, 7 June 2015.


Our roots here run deep. My husband is a tenth generation Lancaster Countian on just about every line. Many of my ancestors go back three hundred years in this county as well. We are blessed to have most of our extended family living within twenty minutes. And, we seriously love our community’s unique blend of respect for the past and forward-thinking nature.


Our hometown of Lititz was named America’s Coolest Small Town in 2013.


You can read more about what makes Lititz so special here.


My favorite spot on Main Street is the Lititz Historical Foundation where I volunteer in the museum and meet visitors from all over the world. Last year, we had guests from 48 states and 40 foreign countries come to enjoy the history of our town!


So, even though I'd rather bypass winter, our family is here to stay. Our community doesn't let a little cold weather get us down. In fact, we celebrate it with its own Fire and Ice event!


But today, I'll just dream of warmer weather and sitting barefoot in the grass with my kids staring at the sky in wonder as we enjoy our favorite Lititz tradition.

Video by Eric Wenger, 2013


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