Southern Cove Correspondent 

Martinsburg Fire Company Holds Annual Ox Roast


Judith Ott

Ashley Russell and Tara Hoover sell raffle tickets at Martinsburg Fire Company Ox Roast. The annual roast was held last weekend, Friday and Saturday, June 16 and 17.

On Friday, June 16, Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company once again held its annual ox roast.

The group prepared 1,500 pounds of beef in one day and 1,000 on the other. The beef comes from Rhodes Meat Market. They begin cooking around 5:30 a.m. and finished around 10:30 a.m.

Each day, beef and noodle soup and ox roast sandwiches are available for purchase. Also, there was homemade French fries, pies, ice cream and other items to be purchased.

The food was sold from 11 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The ox roast sandwiches are a big seller, and they usually sell out early. It take...

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