A growing number of people are finding the Knights of Columbus barbecue stand in front of its new home at 206 W. Union.

The Knights hope to use the cookouts to raise funds to renovate the building so it can be used for meetings and functions.

A dozen Knights, helping to man the outdoor stand July 12-13, posted a large handlettered sign that read: “Drive Through BBQ,” encouraging motorists to pull up next to the stand to pick up their meals.

It was the fourth weekend for the fundraisers, which follow Saturday and Sunday Mass at St. Bridget’s Church across the street.

The cookouts are held the second Sunday of each month and the Saturday preceding the first Sunday. Hours are 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Patrons can purchase hot dogs, hamburgers, pork burgers, bratwurst, a pork loin sandwich, pork steaks and chicken breast with two kinds of potato salad, coleslaw and drinks.

The Father Berry Council purchased the building, which formerly housed the Meramec Valley History Museum last December.