Oh, those doughnuts! Franklin County gears up for Fastnachts

Feb 20, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Chambersburg Public Opinion

Bakers across the county have been frying special-recipe doughnuts to feed the masses who consider Fastnachts a culinary tradition prior to the start of Lent.

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1 - 11 of 11 Comments Last updated Feb 24, 2012
Buffalo Bill

New York, NY

#1 Feb 21, 2012
Catholics are such simpletons. Anything for attention. Special donuts, putting ash marks on the forehead, lent, covering up socially and morally reprehensible crimes committed in the church. Enough already.
Dan the Man

Chambersburg, PA

#2 Feb 21, 2012
ROFLMAO! Yeah, those wily Catholics, dressing up like Mennonites and engaging in Pennsylvania Dutch traditions! Enough already.

Bigots are such simpletons. Hating on everything they don't understand and too clueless to know it just broadcasts how blindingly stupid they are.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#3 Feb 21, 2012
Buffalo Bill wrote:
Catholics are such simpletons. Anything for attention. Special donuts, putting ash marks on the forehead, lent, covering up socially and morally reprehensible crimes committed in the church. Enough already.
Fastnachts are most definitely a Mennonite tradition, and only a simpleton would confuse them with Catholics :)

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#4 Feb 21, 2012
I grew up Catholic, and the typical pre-lent treat for us were chocolate covered peanut butter and mashed potato eggs.

As for not eating meat on Fridays, most of us roughed it by eating shrimp, crabs, scallops, lobster, and various fried fish. Oh, sweet, delicious meat abstinence.
Qwerty

Hagerstown, MD

#5 Feb 21, 2012
Buffalo Bill wrote:
Catholics are such simpletons. Anything for attention. Special donuts, putting ash marks on the forehead, lent, covering up socially and morally reprehensible crimes committed in the church. Enough already.
Yeah, the donut makers in the photo are clearly Catholic nuns!
Sheesh!

B Bill, are you new to the area?
fatbutt

Shippensburg, PA

#6 Feb 21, 2012
who cares who started what - all that matters is who is going to finsih it. just give me more of those donuts!
Mary

Greencastle, PA

#7 Feb 21, 2012
The Orthodox have a very strict fast, no dairy,no meat, no wine, no olive oil. This fast started a few days ago and ends on Pascha (Easter).

By the way, this year Pascha is April 15 for the Orthodox. Western Easter is April 8.

This past Sunday was Meatfare. Last day for eating meat, dairy,oil, wine, until the fast is over.
fatbutt

Shippensburg, PA

#8 Feb 22, 2012
to the poster that disagrees with me. have you seen my butt? ther e is no dispute lol
Buffalo Bill

Chambersburg, PA

#9 Feb 23, 2012
Qwerty wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, the donut makers in the photo are clearly Catholic nuns!
Sheesh!

B Bill, are you new to the area?
I settled here in 1999. I suppose I'm semi-new.
OhReally

United States

#10 Feb 23, 2012
So, let me get this straight...
Catholics do Lent
Mennonites do donuts
Christians do gluttony
Buffalo Bill likes to appear semi new
Bigots are still simpletons
The Orthodox fast
and Effington abstaines from "sweet delicious meat"
Pennsylvania is a very complicated state between Pittsburgh and Philly.
Steve

Shippensburg, PA

#11 Feb 24, 2012
fatbutt wrote:
who cares who started what - all that matters is who is going to finsih it. just give me more of those donuts!
I'd like to fastnacht your doughnut

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