Bethel church to host annual pig roast; all are invited

St. Mary’s Church in Bethel will host its eighth annual pig roast on August 4, 2018. -

St. Mary’s Church in Bethel will host its eighth annual pig roast on August 4.

The event is the primary fundraiser for the church, which is led by new Pastor, Father James Reutter.

The event, which will take place rain or shine, is attended by the church’s parishioners as well as members of the local community; all are invited.

“What’s wonderful about it is how all the people that come from all over the community; the fellowship that is shared that day is just wonderful,” said parishioner Diane Hancock, of Bethel, who is part of the church’s pig roast committee.

She added, “You see people you haven’t seen all year. I don’t like to bury myself and work in the kitchen; I like to work out front so I can see everybody.”

People have the option of eating outside under the tent or dining inside with air conditioning.

This year’s menu lists a choice between pulled pork or chicken — brats, metts and hotdogs are also available — sweet corn, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, green beans, dessert, and tea or lemonade.

The church will also sell soft drinks and beer, including brews from the Old Firehouse Brewery in Williamsburg, and others.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers will also be on hand to sell ice cream.

Diners will be treated to live music from Adam Rutherford.

Tickets for the St. Mary’s Pig Roast can be purchased at the event. Adult tickets are $9, children’s tickets for ages 5-10 are $4, and children under the age of 4 get in free.

Event goers can save $2 on adult admission by purchasing advance tickets though Aug. 2 at Community Savings Bank, located at 503 West Plane St. in Bethel.

The event will also feature a “terrific” raffle; tickets cost $1 each, and participants will have the chance to win prizes such as tickets to a performance at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and more.

“There are some phenomenal items,” Hancock said.

A “split the pot” fundraiser is also planned.

The annual event requires teamwork from the entire congregation. This year’s new committee chairperson is Melissa Copestick.

The St. Mary’s Church Pig Roast is August 4 from 4-8 p.m. The church is located at 3398 state Route 125 in Bethel.

St. Mary’s Church in Bethel will host its eighth annual pig roast on August 4, 2018.

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St. Mary’s Church in Bethel will host its eighth annual pig roast on August 4, 2018.

By Megan Alley

Sun Staff

Reach Megan Alley at malley@clermontsun.com or via phone at 513-732-2511 ext. 111.

Reach Megan Alley at malley@clermontsun.com or via phone at 513-732-2511 ext. 111.