Enjoying summertime food favorites in the dead of winter at Germania Hose Co.’s Picnic in the Snow in Duryea


Germania Hose Co. holds first-ever Picnic in the Snow

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Pat Wall of Duryea cooks pierogies during the Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow fundraiser.


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Volunteer firefighters Matthew Gromelski of Duryea and Eric Smith of Pittston fry up some potato pancakes at the Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow on Saturday, Jan. 16.


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Shirley Herron and Vicki Zinkavich of Duryea peel off their bingo tickets during the annual Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow.


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Jim Steer of Duryea, Dave Yuhas of Clarks Summit, Len Basara of Dallas, Joe Korea and Eric Wruble of Duryea pose for a photo at the Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow on Saturday, Jan. 16.


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Jessie Saunders of Moosic places her takeout order with Brian Poplarchick of Duryea at the Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow on Saturday, Jan. 16.


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Volunteer Fire Fighter Joe Velehoski of Duryea spins the Big Six wheel for patrons at the Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow on Saturday, Jan. 16.


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Marie, Greg and 6 month old Addisyn Kaspriski of Pittston enjoy summer food favorites at the Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow on Saturday, Jan. 16.


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Nathan Smith, 4 of Pittston smiles for the camera at the Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow on Saturday, Jan. 16.


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DURYEA — The Germania Hose Co. celebrated summer despite the low temperatures during its first-ever Picnic in the Snow event Saturday, Jan. 16.

More than 120 visitors stopped at the Germania Hose Co. building on Foote Avenue to enjoy summertime favorites like potato pancakes, pierogies, halushki, hamburgers and hot dogs during the event.

Jerry Korea, president of the hose company, said locals were eager to taste the company’s homemade potato pancakes during the winter months. Typically the only time the savory pancakes are available is during the hose company’s annual picnic in July.

“We’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about why we don’t have potato pancakes during wintertime, when people are craving them,” he said.

Korea added the event was a successful fundraiser for the hose company and it will be held again next winter. He said ever since the organization had to close its doors to bingo last year, members have been looking for more unique ways to help offset the fire department’s costs.

“Our forefathers taught us to not just ask for money, but to give back when we (raise money),” said Korea. “We’re always thinking and coming up with different ways to get the money we desperately need while also providing back to the community.”

The next fundraiser to be held at Germania Hose Co. will be the fire company’s annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Feb. 21.

Pat Wall of Duryea cooks pierogies during the Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow fundraiser.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_psd012416picnic-8.jpgPat Wall of Duryea cooks pierogies during the Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow fundraiser. Amanda Hrycyna | For Sunday Dispatch

Volunteer firefighters Matthew Gromelski of Duryea and Eric Smith of Pittston fry up some potato pancakes at the Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow on Saturday, Jan. 16.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_psd012416picnic-1-1.jpgVolunteer firefighters Matthew Gromelski of Duryea and Eric Smith of Pittston fry up some potato pancakes at the Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow on Saturday, Jan. 16. Amanda Hrycyna | For Sunday Dispatch

Shirley Herron and Vicki Zinkavich of Duryea peel off their bingo tickets during the annual Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_psd012416picnic-2-1.jpgShirley Herron and Vicki Zinkavich of Duryea peel off their bingo tickets during the annual Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow. Amanda Hrycyna | For Sunday Dispatch

Jim Steer of Duryea, Dave Yuhas of Clarks Summit, Len Basara of Dallas, Joe Korea and Eric Wruble of Duryea pose for a photo at the Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow on Saturday, Jan. 16.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_psd012416picnic-3-1.jpgJim Steer of Duryea, Dave Yuhas of Clarks Summit, Len Basara of Dallas, Joe Korea and Eric Wruble of Duryea pose for a photo at the Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow on Saturday, Jan. 16. Amanda Hrycyna | For Sunday Dispatch

Jessie Saunders of Moosic places her takeout order with Brian Poplarchick of Duryea at the Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow on Saturday, Jan. 16.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_psd012416picnic-4-1.jpgJessie Saunders of Moosic places her takeout order with Brian Poplarchick of Duryea at the Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow on Saturday, Jan. 16. Amanda Hrycyna | For Sunday Dispatch

Volunteer Fire Fighter Joe Velehoski of Duryea spins the Big Six wheel for patrons at the Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow on Saturday, Jan. 16.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_psd012416picnic-6-1.jpgVolunteer Fire Fighter Joe Velehoski of Duryea spins the Big Six wheel for patrons at the Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow on Saturday, Jan. 16. Amanda Hrycyna | For Sunday Dispatch

Marie, Greg and 6 month old Addisyn Kaspriski of Pittston enjoy summer food favorites at the Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow on Saturday, Jan. 16.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_psd012416picnic-7-1.jpgMarie, Greg and 6 month old Addisyn Kaspriski of Pittston enjoy summer food favorites at the Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow on Saturday, Jan. 16. Amanda Hrycyna | For Sunday Dispatch

Nathan Smith, 4 of Pittston smiles for the camera at the Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow on Saturday, Jan. 16.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_psd012416picnic-5-1.jpgNathan Smith, 4 of Pittston smiles for the camera at the Germania Hose Co. Picnic in the Snow on Saturday, Jan. 16. Amanda Hrycyna | For Sunday Dispatch
Germania Hose Co. holds first-ever Picnic in the Snow

Staff reports

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