That should bring more people to the annual Robert Fulton Fire Company Auxiliary's annual pork and sauerkraut dinner.
"It was down last year because it fell on a Sunday," said auxiliary president Pat Eller. That meant members of the Amish community could not attend or volunteer, she said.
Members of the community and neighboring fire companies helped work the dinner last year.
"We had people from Bart, Refton, and Quarryville fire companies and everybody seemed to have a good time," Eller said. Community members also volunteer to help prepare and serve the meal.
"Every year, we get phone calls. People who are not in the fire company want to help us with this," she said.
Almost all of the food is donated.
"We have had four pigs donated this year. It's usually three," Eller said. The apples for applesauce and the cabbage for sauerkraut were also donated.
Members of three Amish church districts will be preparing the desserts for the meal.
Preparation began in early October when volunteers met to make the applesauce. Later in the month, they gathered again to prepare the sauerkraut for aging.
"I've already tasted it and it's good," said member Nancy Ulrich of the aged sauerkraut.
Starting Wednesday, December 27, the volunteers will begin cooking the pork. "We do it for three days and will work on Saturday [December 30] if necessary," Eller said.
On December 30, volunteers will be back at the fire station to peel 1,200 pounds of potatoes.
"We get a large crew in to help with that," Eller said. "We need the men that day to carry the buckets and the water."
On New Year's Day, volunteers will begin arriving at 7 a.m. and work will be well underway by 8 a.m.
The meal will be served at the fire station, Rt. 222 at Rt. 272 South, Wakefield. The sit-down dinners will be served in the banquet hall and in the engine bays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Takeouts will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The menu includes pork, hot dogs, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, applesauce, ice tea, coffee, and dessert.
The meal is a major fundraiser for the auxiliary and the fire company.
"We've held the price at $10 per meal, sit down or takeout," Eller said. The price hasn't been changed since 2014.