A fine tradition among our African-American community – the annual
Ole Skool Cookout – continues this year on Sunday Sept. 4 from noon to 7 p.m.
at Lakewood Park.
This event began as a small gathering among friends and has blossomed
into an annual event that brings people from near and far to celebrate what
unites us – our Waterbury roots. In fact, this year marks the 12th
consecutive year this wonderful event will be held.
Thousands of people will come to Lakewood Park on Sunday
Sept. 4 to enjoy free food and entertainment made possible by a year’s worth of
fundraising activities by the Ole Skool Committee. Their motto - “We care, We
share” – speaks to the spirit of fellowship and community that this event has
come to represent.
This cookout has grown into a weekend of events. It starts the
evening of Friday Sept.2 with Meet & Greet event at the NOW Auditorium, 238
North Elm Street and continues Saturday Sept. 3 with a gathering at Our Lady of
Fatima Church from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. There is a fee for this event.
The Ole Skool Cookout is Sunday at Lakewood Park, followed
by Satch’s Official Cookout After Party at Our Lady of Fatima. There is also a
modest fee for the After Party.