Johnson's Bar, Annville, PA. A family operation launched in 1959 and featuring the "best wings in Lebanon County,"was the scene of a fantastic community celebration in March of 1999 when the Annville-Cleona "Little Dutchmen" won the PIAA Class Double A State Boy's Basketball Championship. They defeated Quaker Valley 69-57 in a tense double overtime game in Hersheypark Arena. When the game ended, the huge crowd of Annville faithful rooters went the short 15 miles back to town and proceeded to celebrate. The epicenter of the community celebration was Johnson's Bar located in the 200 block of W. Main Street at the corner of King Street. The ebb and flow of a two overtime game, punctuated by numerous lead changes and great plays by both teams helped to heighten the level of celebration, and for the only time in the history of tavern mercantilism in Lebanon County, the bar ran out of alcoholic beverages. There had been standing room only inside the establishment and close to a hundred patrons outside, all replaying the historic and thrilling scholastic event while imbibing in their favorite beverage. This historic community gathering left Jonhson's Bar completely sold out, a Lebanon County record! Today your congenial hosts at Johnson's Bar and Restaurant are Mr and Mrs Steve Johnson, the second generation owners.
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