By Kaitlin Candelaria
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church is gearing up for the 66th edition of its Fourth of July festival. This year, it expects to serve more than three tons of BBQ.
The Trash and Treasure sale will start the day and will feature more than 6,000 donated items for purchase. Beginning at 9 a.m., shoppers can peruse everything from furniture to pet supplies. Getting into the sale will be free from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For $5, shoppers can enter at 8 a.m. to get a jumpstart on the crowds.
The Knights of Columbus will begin preparing 6,000 pounds of pork on July 1 in advance of the festival. Variations will include ribs, half chicken pieces, hot dogs, smoked sausages and pork sandwiches. Plates will include classic sides such as beans, slaw and bread. Pre-sales for bulk meat will begin on July 3 in the OLS cafeteria.
Bobby “T” Tanory will be on hand to provide entertainment and karaoke for festival-goers. Games such as fish pond, the doll booth, the cake booth, Hot Wheel races, ring toss, putt putt and bingo will be available for a fee. Attendees can also enjoy cash raffle prizes and inflatables.
Proceeds from the festival will benefit the OLS church and school, the Knights of Columbus and other charities.
The festival will take place at the OLS church from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, visit www.ourladyofsorrows.com.