PRINTER'S NO. 1144
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION
No.
192
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY MACKENZIE, BERNSTINE, BIZZARRO, BURNS,
CALTAGIRONE, SCHLEGEL CULVER, DiGIROLAMO, ECKER, EVERETT,
HILL-EVANS, KINSEY, KORTZ, LONGIETTI, MARKOSEK, MENTZER,
MILLARD, MULLINS, MURT, NEILSON, O'MARA, PICKETT, READSHAW,
ROTHMAN, RYAN, STURLA AND WILLIAMS, APRIL 2, 2019
INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
APRIL 2, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Designating April 26, 2019, as "Pretzel Day" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, Pennsylvania is the center of American pretzel
production for both the hard and crispy and the soft bread types
of pretzels; and
WHEREAS, Southeastern Pennsylvania, with its large population
of German Americans, is considered the birthplace of the
American pretzel industry and many pretzel bakers are still
located in this area today; and
WHEREAS, Pennsylvania produces approximately 80% of the
nation's pretzels; and
WHEREAS, The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, located in
Lititz, became the first commercial hard pretzel bakery in the
United States in 1861; and
WHEREAS, The Anderson Pretzel Bakery opened in Lancaster in
1888 and calls itself the world's largest pretzel factory,
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producing approximately 65 tons of hard pretzels daily; and
WHEREAS, In 1935, the Reading Pretzel Machinery Company,
located in Reading, introduced the first automatic pretzel
twisting machine; and
WHEREAS, "National Pretzel Day" was initially declared in
1983 by United States Representative Robert S. Walker of
Lancaster County; and
WHEREAS, Former Governor Ed Rendell re-declared the holiday
in 2003 to acknowledge the importance of the pretzel to this
Commonwealth's history and economy; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives designate April
26, 2019, as "Pretzel Day" in Pennsylvania.
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