QUINCY, Pa. -- The 75th annual Quincy Ox Roast continues today with what could perhaps be considered the main event, a family-style dinner serving the last of 2,600 pounds of beef cooked since Friday morning.
Swarms of people have descended on the Quincy Ox Roast grounds north of Waynesboro since food started being served Friday. Organizers speculated fair weather and Elvis impersonator David King were two major contributors to the high attendance.
"We were expecting a big crowd, but it's beyond expectations," said Molly Gossert, whose husband, Donald, volunteers as head cook.
On Sunday, the crowd looked as if it surpassed 1,000, due partly to youth football players and cheerleaders using playing fields supported by Ox Roast funds.
Quincy Panthers cheerleader Makayla Monn, 10, tried to keep up with a fast-melting Antietam Dairy ice cream cone before starting her favorite flips.