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Posted: April 5, 2011 7:15 p.m.

Lions to hold barbecue fundraiser

The solution for supper is easy for next Wednesday, as the Covington Lions Club stages its 39th annual chicken barbecue.

Tickets are on sale now for the barbecue, which will be held form 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 13 at the Academy Springs Park Pavilion on Conyers Street.

Tickets are $7. That will get you half of a chicken that's been slow-roasted over an open wood pit, along with slaw, bread, chips and iced tea. Desserts will be available for a donation, and you can pick up your food for a take-home meal at the drive-through station in the Legion Hall parking lot across the street.
Order your dinners in advance for your workplace, and the Lions will deliver for orders of 25 or more. Call (770) 860-1414 to place your company order.
The Lions are a civic club that supports the Georgia Lighthouse Foundation, which provides community vision screening and literature. Lions also support the Emory Children's Eye Center, Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Lions Club International Foundation, the Georgia Lions All State Band provides two scholarships to graduating seniors from each of Newton County's three public high schools. The club also coordinates Covington's annual Christmas parade.
Lions will be collecting unused eyeglasses, hearing aids and cell phones.
Glasses and hearing aids are refurbished and given to people in need around the world. Cell phones are reconstructed for 911 calls only and used by the elderly living alone.
You can learn more at www.covingtongalion.org.

 

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