The Sunbury Lions Club will host its 70th annual Labor Day ox roast and community festival from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7, in the Sunbury Town Square.
Since the first ox roast in 1944, the event has featured pit-roasted beef sandwiches and assorted side dishes and desserts, entertainment and what was then referred to as a “white elephant sale.”
The event now also includes art, crafts and collectibles for sale, face painting and a bounce house for children, and music for all ages, according to organizers. Breakfast also will be served in the morning.
The Lions Club engages in charitable work on a local, national and international scale and supports a variety of community outreach programs and activities. This includes raising funds for eyeglasses, medical treatment and services for individuals with impaired vision, for medical research and for student scholarships awarded to area high school students.
A one-time donation of $1 is requested for admission to the square throughout the day.
Information for this story was provided by the Sunbury Lions Club.