QUINCY, Pa. — Each Labor Day weekend for at least five decades, Donny Gossert has cooked large quantities of beef as a fundraiser for his community.
He will return to the roasters this morning to start 200 pounds of meat for the 78th annual Quincy Ox Roast. By the event’s end, more than 2,200 pounds of top ground will have been prepared.
A seemingly reasonable assumption could be that Gossert would not have an appetite for the beef after all this time. However, he still enjoys sampling pieces as the food steam cooks.
Gossert will be just one of thousands eating at the ox roast from Friday through Monday. Funds raised are used for the community’s street lights as well as facilities used by Boy Scouts, youth football players and girls’ softball.
Quincy Community Ox Roast Association board member Bill Geesaman said the organization recently purchased a field adjacent to its land.