ByJuly 29, 2022 1:32 p.m.
SULFUR SPRINGS—With the end of July comes the annual Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department Fire Festival.
The festival, after its conception in 1985, has been a community favorite ever since with its great food and sense of camaraderie.
A few items on this year’s menu are slow-roasted house beef and pork, bratwurst, hot dogs and side dishes including macaroni salad, jalapeño eggs, baked beans and Troyer pies.
For entertainment this year, local band, One Foot in the Grave, will play both nights. Festival goers can sit and enjoy the music while sipping a drink from the beer garden as long as they are 21 years old. Identity documents will be checked.
Gun raffle tickets will be available for purchase on both nights of the festival and winners will be drawn on Saturday.
“It’s a community thing, it’s a time for people in and around the community to come together and visit and have a great meal,” Fire Chief Rick Harley said.
Behind the scenes of the festival, firefighters, their families and many community members volunteer to help it run smoothly each year.
“We couldn’t do it without all the people who volunteer their time to help us put on this festival in service of our community,” Harley said.
“We are very grateful to the people who give their time to help us organize a successful festival, and we are very grateful to all the people who show up to eat and support us. It helps our department buy things to help better serve our community that otherwise wouldn’t be in the budget.
The festival takes place on Friday July 29 and Saturday July 30, from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.