Waverly United Methodist Church, 105 Church St., Waverly, is hosting its 43rd Annual Labor Day Bullroast today, September 3 from 1 to 5 p.m.
The first Labor Day Bullroast was started by the Menâ??s Group of the church, in 1969. Now a whole church effort, it is a tradition expected and supported by the community and the area.
About 400 pounds of charcoal is expected to be used to cook 600 pounds of beef. 900 ears of corn will be shucked and cooked and 200 pounds of potatoes will be made. 100 pies, cakes, and brownies, mostly made by members of the church, will be served.
The complete menu includes: Slow roasted beef, parsley potatoes, corn on the cob, homemade baked beans, fresh sliced tomatoes, applesauce, rolls, dessert and beverage.
The cost is $12.50 for adults and $6 for children under 10.
Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit missions.
In 2011 the church supported the following missions: Flood victims in Plymouth, Abington Ecumenical Food Pantry, St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, Womenâ??s Resource Center, Tornado victims in Joplin, Mo., Henderson Settlement, Kentucky, Rose Bud Indian Reservation, South Dakota. They also purchased coats, hats, gloves for less fortunate children in the Abington Heights School District.
This year the major mission effort is to provide dinners, periodically, to patrons of the AEM Food Pantry housed at the Dalton United Methodist Church.