Annual Ox Roast scheduled July 6-8 at Mesopotamia

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MESOPOTAMIA, Ohio – The Mesopotamia Volunteer Fire Department’s 28th annual Ox Roast and antique flea market will be July 6-8 in the Township Park, located at the center of Mesopotamia.

Up to 6,000 pounds of beef will be roasted eight to nine hours over hot coals for the event, which is held each year to help fund the volunteer fire department.

The Ox Roast was first held 28 years ago to raise funds to start the department. It currently funds about 75 percent of the operating costs, and provides funds for the purchase of new equipment.

Roast beef sandwiches, fries, and beverages will be served Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Last year over 20,000 sandwiches were served to the more than 30,000 people who spent part of the Fourth of July weekend in Mesopotamia..

In addition to the roast beef, the antique flea market in the park will feature more than 160 dealers selling antiques, crafts, and flea market items. There will also be live entertainment beginning at 1 p.m. each day.

On Saturday and Sunday a pancake breakfast will be served from 7-11 a.m. at the fire station, hosted by the Bloomfield-Mespo cheerleaders.

Mesopotamia is at the intersection of Routes 534 and 87 in northern Trumbull County.

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