(L) Longtime Ox Roast Pit Master, Pastor David Weaver and
loyal volunteer Donald Little (R) Pit Master David Weaver
It's the real deal, the 61st Mt. Zion Ox Roast - pit-roasted beef slowly cooked in an earthen pit for hours, to be served in scrumptious, mouth-watering dinners or sandwiches.
The event is Saturday at the Mt. Zion Community Park at 11 a.m. through 5 p.m. on August 28, celebrating memories and looking forward to the future.
The week will start off on Monday August 23 at 9:00 am to clean the pit and on Friday morning workers will meet to start the fire at 6:00 am and it will need tended and stoked throughout the day. Between 5 and 6 pm they will cut and wrap the meat and place it in the pit.
On Saturday, the work starts around 9:00 am with set up of the serving line and getting things ready to start serving at 11:00 am and serve until 5:00 pm and close out the day with the annual auction.
All crafters, at no charge, are welcome to come and set a table/canopy to sell local non food items. Organizers are asking for an item to be donated for the fair and auction.
As in years past, they need cakes to serve, tomatoes to slice and fair exhibits. (Garden vegetables, canned goods, craft items and misc.) Fair items will be judged and a grand prize ribbon will awarded along with a roast from the pit.
Music by David Bowen.
Corn Hole tournament is back this year. For more information on the Corn Hole Tournament contact Sandy Weaver at 304-354-6217 or message her on Facebook.
"Most of all we need your help!" said David Weaver.
"Invite your family, neighbors and friends. Help spread the word. This is our major fundraiser for the year and the upkeep and improvements of your community park depend on your participation," said Weaver.
For more info or questions call: Donald & Pat Little 304-354-7025 or
David & Sandy Weaver 304-354-6217.
The park was created by the Community Action Program in 1959. Pastor David Weaver, who has been the pitmaster for many years, said he has been to them all.
The park has been a welcoming presence in the community, the site of hundreds of reunions, events and special occasions these past 60 years +.
See MT. ZION OX ROAST HAS ITS' GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY
Also 55TH ANNUAL MT. ZION "MELT IN YOUR MOUTH" OX ROAST TODAY - Ox Master David Weaver Asks For Volunteers
And OX ROAST WORKERS RECOGNIZED WITH DINNER