Our Lady of Light
The 80th Annual BBQ is coming soon !
Come Join the fun! September 3 rd
Join the celebration of Mass at either 8 AM or 10 AM BBQ following at 11 AM
Everyone is invited from the mountains to the coast to join the families of Our Lady of Light parish at the annual BBQ. Guests will enjoy family fun, fantastic authentic slow cooked pit barbecued beef, homemade apple pies, crafts, music and more. There is something for the entire family. Visit “Grandma’s Attic” for those super yard sale buys and dance those line dances to a great band on stage. Be sure and get those raffle tickets for many fabulous prizes and a huge grand prize of $1000.
From San Diego, take I-8 East to the Japatul Valley Road/ Highway 79 exit. From the on-ramp, turn left and go under the freeway. You are on Old Hwy 80 now, turn left onto Riverside Drive (Just past Junction restaurant) follow this road across the bridge and you will see the church a few hundred yards down the road.
The preparation begins on Saturday night with the cooking of the meat. Two cords of oak firewood are doused with diesel fuel and set on fire at about 2:00 pm. The coals are finally ready eight hours later. The meat is cut into 25-pound bundles and seasoned, before being wrapped in two layers of muslin and burlap and tied with wire. The bundles of seasoned beef are then placed directly onto the coals by masked firewalkers who shovel more coals on top before they are covered with dirt by a team of shoveling volunteers. The bundles are then left to cook for 13 hours before they are pulled up and served on Sunday. The public is welcome to attend Saturday’s bonfire.On Sunday, everything starts at 11:00. Bundles are pulled up, meals are served, the band starts to play, and all the fun begins.
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