PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDJonathan Kistler pays John Ellerman Sr., chaplain for the Good Will Fire Company, for his fastnachts. John Ellerman Sr. and his wife, Jackie, were clerks for the March 2 sale. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Wearing fastnacht flour, Arlan Wright, former Good Will fire chief, operates the mixer for the dough. Wright can always be found at this work station during fastnacht week. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
ABOVE: Good Will Fire Company Fire Marshal Dennis McArdle and Tom Wendling handle the fryer, flipping the fastnachts as soon as they turn golden brown. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
LEFT: Community volunteer Tom Sommers kneads fastnacht dough during the annual fastnacht sale at Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Good Will Fire Company firefighter and engineer George Roth prepares fastnachts for bagging at the fire company. Copyright - Lou Wheeland
Good Will Fire Company volunteers have fastnacht fever
Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown had its annual fastnacht sale March 2 at the fire station.
With a large crew at work, the fire company made more than 3,000 dozen of the doughy Lenten treats.
The work took dedication and long hours of hard work from members of the fire department, the ladies auxiliary and the community to make such a huge quantity of fastnachts.
Good Will Fire Company is one of the last Lehigh Valley organizations to use potatoes in its recipe, making them true to the original deep-fried.