The Three Rivers Lions Club’s ever-popular Ox Roast normally takes place during the annual Three Rivers Water Festival in June. However, with cancellation of the 2020 Water Festival, area residents missed out on the ox roast. In response to a range of requests and supportive comments, the Lions Club has decided to hold a one-day, drive-through event in place of the Water Festival feature, according to a press release issued this past weekend.
The drive-through event will take place on Saturday, September 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Three Rivers Lions Club Service Center at 420 Sixth Avenue. Due to the unique circumstances, there will be some changes. Patrons will need to supply their own beverages, and since the event is being held in a drive-through format, no seating will be available.
The menu will be somewhat abbreviated from the normal offerings but include will include some key staples of the annual event. Selections will include an “ox” barbecued beef sandwich for $5.00, ham and bean soup for $3.00, a large dill pickle for $1.00, and a slice of pie for $3.00. Both cash and cards will be accepted for payment. Event proceeds, as with all Lions Club fundraisers, go toward funding community projects.
Dave Vago is a writer and columnist for Watershed Voice. A Philadelphia native with roots in Three Rivers, Vago is a planning consultant to history and community development organizations and is the former Executive Director of the Three Rivers DDA/Main Street program.