Two York County boroughs have planned New Year's Eve celebrations in addition to festivities in York City.

Details are as follows:

---Red Lion will ring in the new year with a free celebration from 7 p.m. until midnight at the Red Lion Square.

The countdown to midnight will be emceed by DJ Erik Shaffer, who will also provide music in the square.

A cigar will be raised at midnight, representing Red Lion's tobacco and cigar making history, followed by fireworks.

A free pork and sauerkraut supper will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 244-2355.

Musician Lindsey Erin will perform at Anstine's Candy from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The band Late For Supper will perform Appalachian fiddle tunes, bluegrass, gospel and other original music at St. John's United Church of Christ.

There will be free pizza and crafts at Grace Lutheran Church from 5 to 9 p.m.

Snacks and beverages will be available at the Red Lion Masonic Lodge from 7 to 11 p.m.

Free parking will be available at the Red Lion Area Senior High School, and two shuttle buses will be available for transportation to Red Lion's Center Square.

Several businesses in Red Lion will remain open later than usual.

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---The 20th annual Dillsburg Pickle Drop takes place at the Citizens' Hose Fire Co., 109 S. Baltimore St.


Doors to the community hall open at 4 p.m.

The Pennsylvania Blood Bank will host a blood drive from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., and the Kiwanis Club will lead Bingo from 8 to 11 p.m.

There will be children's games and activities, and a Mrs. Pickle will drop at 7:30 p.m. for those who can't stay up until midnight.

Pickle soup and other pickle foods will be available, as well as food vendors outside.

Admission is free, and fireworks are set to go off after the pickle drops at midnight.

For more information, contact the fire company at (717) 432-3281.

-- Reach Chelsea Shank at 505-5432 or