Revelers descended on Historic Harmony Saturday for the town’s annual Silvester celebration.
Silvester is the word used for New Year’s Eve in Germany, and Harmony celebrates the event on German time. After a countdown in German by Mayor Cathy Rape, residents welcomed 2012 to the area with fireworks at 6 p.m., which is midnight in Germany.
The day’s events started at 3 p.m. with an annual 5K run/walk through the town. There also were games and crafts for children, a showing of the traditional German movie Dinner for One and a pork and sauerkraut dinner at Stewart Hall.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a German celebration without Gluwien. The traditional hot mulled wine was served from a kiosk near the center of the town. Harmony's shops also remained open during the celebration.