Just weeks after announcing Richland's Christ the King Sausage Festival was making a return to this year's fall schedule, school officials have opted to cancel traditional activities in favor of a drive-thru event.

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Sausage Fest is Christ the King's major fundraising event. 2021 was to mark the school's 45th annual event. The festival is the 3rd largest event in the Tri-Cities and has been named one of the best community events by Tri-City Herald readers.

I'm not going to lie, I was totally looking forward to the event at Christ the King. I've heard so much about the school's annual fundraiser and was looking ahead to a good time in September. Who wouldn't enjoy a delicious meal of sausage with a fresh ear of hot buttered corn and a slice of pie for dessert? A menu of live entertainment and games were on the agenda as well, and a beer garden!

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No worries, the menu will be the same, however, in a safer environment for all involved. The Christ the King Sausage Fest committee made the decision to switch to a drive-thru event after reviewing the high number of Covid cases in Benton and Franklin Counties.

A drive-thru dinner will be held on Friday, September 17th, and lunch and dinner on Saturday, September 18th. The 2021 Christ the King Sausage Fest Drive-thru will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church at 1111 Stevens Drive in Richland.

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More details will be announced in the days leading up to Christ the King Sausage Fest 2021 on the website page.

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