Funeral Director at Bosse Funeral home, Gail Stanton, says the famous bologna sandwiches sold at the Dainty Fest today are a fantastic deal.
“We love when the Dainty Fest rolls around every year,” said Stanton. “We make sure our entire staff is working around the clock the entire week.”
Stanton claims the $2 bologna sandwich is an absolute steal. The sandwich consists of a couple slices of bologna laid in between two pieces of white bread which is then sat in the sun all day, traditionally served with a pickle. Hauck’s convenience store says they make about $1.91 profit off of each sandwich.
“It’s a great tradition that has been going on for over 30 years,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Bosse Funeral home gets a lot of business from it, and it all goes right back into the community.”
Last year organizers of the Dainty fest claim to have sold over 2,000 bologna sandwiches and this year they hope to double that.
“We’ve got ads running on Facebook and word has spread a lot about the festival,” said Dainty Fest volunteer Cheryl Conner. “We make the sandwiches out of gluten free bologna and the bread has no trans fat. So the sandwich is really good for you.”
Bosse Funeral home says to make sure and get there early and be patient while waiting in line for a sandwich. Even the Louisville Vegetarian Club is getting in on the excitement.
“I know it sounds kind of weird and counterproductive,” said Louisville Vegetarian Club spokesman Nick Hollander. “But um, yeah if you’re one of the dicks on facebook constantly talking shit, or any of the owners from Game, we’ll buy you a bunch of these sandwiches.”
The Dainty Fest runs from 5pm-11pm and is held in front of Hauck’s Convenience Store.
“And remember, if you’re a Cats fan, I’ll buy you five sandwiches personally,” Stanton joked. “No but in all seriousness, it’s really a great time for the community to come together and also a wonderful place to bring your family.”
Stanton said she brings her Mother in law every year and treats her to as many bologna sandwiches as she can handle.