The first mud sale of 2018 took place this past Saturday, at Strasburg in Lancaster County.

Pie for sale. Photo by Mark Pynes

In the video below by Penn Live, John Stoltzfus of Strasburg Fire Company explains how the sales work, including how the funds are collected. The sales generate funds to cover about 1/3 of the company’s annual budget.

They expected 3-4,000 people at the sale this year, from as far away as Germany.

A glove seller gets the attention of Amish boys. Photo by Mark Pynes

You can view more photos of the Strasburg sale here, and find a full 2018 mud sale schedule here.

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