Quincy Ox Roast raises money for youth activities, streetlights

September 02, 2010|By JENNIFER FITCH

QUINCY, Pa. -- A Labor Day weekend tradition continues in Quincy Township, Pa., this year as volunteers prepare to roast 2,800 pounds of beef and serve it over four days.

The Quincy Ox Roast, which is in its 76th year, raises money for youth sports teams and Scouts. The ox roast also continues with the cause for which it started -- streetlights in the community north of Waynesboro, Pa.

"We pay our streetlight bills," organizer Molly Gossert said.

Gossert's husband, Donald, will start roasting the first 400 pounds of meat before the sun rises today. The kitchen starts serving food at 5 p.m. today.

Each night features five-cent bingo.

Tonight, David King will perform a tribute to Elvis and rock 'n' roll at 8 p.m. A clown will be providing balloons for children today and Saturday.


Soups and sandwiches (such as roast beef, ox burger, hot dogs and hamburgers) will be available.

The kitchen opens at 4 p.m. Saturday and offers the same menu as today.

From 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the 20th annual car Cruzzz Night will offer dash plaques and prizes to participants. Big Cam & The Lifters will perform twice at night.

The kitchen opens at 11 a.m. Sunday, with the popular beef corn soup added to the menu.

The fifth annual all-Ford car show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Quincy Panthers youth football team will play the Waynesboro Stallions team at 12:30 p.m.

A magic show is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday, and Twin Hill Express will perform at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. A cake walk will be held that evening.

On Monday, breakfast will be offered from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The kitchen re-opens at 11 a.m. for soup and sandwiches.

A community yard sale will offer a variety of items from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The family-style ox roast dinner starts at noon Monday and will continue to 5 p.m. or when food runs out.

Entertainment for Monday includes Take Two from noon to 2 p.m. and the Bumbaugh Family from 3 to 5 p.m.

"We're looking forward to a time for people to come and enjoy the food," Gossert said.

Admission and parking are free at the Ox Roast Grounds off Pa. 997.

Motorists should note that a bridge on Pa. 997 over Nunnery Run in Quincy Township is closed for replacement. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation created a signed detour using Pa. 16, Pa. 316, Manheim Road, Pa. 997, Mentzer Gap Road and Tomstown Road.

If you go ...

What: 76th Quincy Ox Roast

Where: Quincy Ox Roast grounds off Pa. 997 north of Waynesboro, Pa.

When: The kitchen opens today at 5 p.m., Saturday at 4 p.m., Sunday at 11 a.m. and Monday at 7:30 a.m.

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