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Lebanon County’s celebrity landscape got radically remade this holiday season with Christian Pulisic’s acquisition of a property in Lebanon County.

Yes, Lebanon has had athletes before, but none that commanded a $50m+ transfer fee as Pulisic’s imminent move to Chelsea FC has been reported to have involved, and none in soccer, the closest thing we have to a global sport.

Update 10:30am: As a reader points out, the $57m figure isn’t Pulisic’s salary but the transfer fee that the club would pay to Pulisic’s current employer, Borussia Dortmund, to buy out his contract. Pulisic’s actual compensation is much lower, although he also has endorsement deals, such as the one with The Hershey Company. We have updated the above paragraph to clarify this.

In other words: Expect sightings of Pulisic to be treated with increasing excitement by Lebanon Countians. While the inherited discretion of the Pennsylvania Dutch will serve the Pulisic family well, there are a lot of people who are going to be very excited to spot the man widely considered to be the best American soccer player.

One such sighting occurred on December 28 at the Sheetz located at the corner of Route 72 and Rocherty Road.

Not everyone recognizes Pulisic yet, though. As the text accompanying the above photo noted, the workers at Sheetz did not appear to be aware that they were serving a superstar. It was not clear what Pulisic ordered, although if he needs recommendations we enjoy the turkey melt on a pretzel roll.

Pulisic was also spotted at a local church, which we are not identifying as a measure to protect the family’s privacy. His love of MTO, however, we think deserves to be public knowledge.

Did you spot Christian around town this holiday season? Let us know in the comments, or drop us an email!

Picture used with permission of Perlita Cordova Hains.


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In Lititz there is a a huge concert practice venue where many rock superstars go to prepare for concerts. Today, that venue is more obvious, but not too many years ago it wasn’t so easy to find. The locals made sure it stayed that way and would not let outsiders in on its location – for the privacy of the musicians and the good of the business. In fact, one story goes that Bruce Springsteen was in town to do some work there but couldn’t find the place. His car pulled over to get assistance from a pedestrian. The Lititz local didn’t recognize “The Boss” and refused give him directions.
What does this have to do with Christian Pulisic? Perhaps we can treat him like any resident of the area with some level of respect and privacy as LebTown has attempted to portray. Let this be a place of respite for the kid by not stalking or hounding him.

Cheers to that! I hope it’s clear that I respect his family’s privacy. I just think this is a cool story and I’m proud that he chose Lebanon! Thank you for reading.