The Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church will celebrate Independence Day with its 70th annual Fourth of July Festival.
Approximately 6,500 pounds of delicious barbeque will be cooked by the Knights of Columbus. More than 1,500 plates including ribs, half chicken pieces, hot dogs, smoked sausage, pork sandwiches and side dishes will be served on July 4.
“With this being the 70th year of the OLS 4th of July Festival, this annual tradition has been going on for longer than many of us have been alive,” Festival Co-Chairman and Grand Knight of the OLS Knights of Columbus 4304 John Baldwin said. “This event reaches beyond the OLS parish and has become an important part of the Homewood community and beyond.”
The annual “Trash and Treasure” rummage sale will be hosted alongside the festival, consisting of more than 10,000 items.
“The festival takes months of planning and hundreds of volunteer hours,” Baldwin said. “To celebrate our nation’s birthday, I can’t think of a better way to come together as a community and enjoy great food, fun and fellowship on Independence Day.”
Sale hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 4 in the OLS school gymnasium and a special furniture selection will be under the church’s parking deck.
Festival hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event will include music by Bobby “T” Tanory will provide music, karaoke entertainment and a variety of games offered at a minimal cost. In addition there will be two guided tours of the church, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Proceeds from the festival benefit local charities plus the Our Lady of Sorrows church and school.
For more information, visit ourladyofsorrows.com.