The Covington Lions Club invites the public to their 41st Annual Chicken BBQ on Wednesday, April 10, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Academy Springs Park Clubhouse on Conyers Street.
Tickets are being sold for $8 per plate and can be purchased from Lions Club members or at Ace Hardware at the Kroger shopping center. Plates included chicken slow-roasted over an open pit, coleslaw, bread, chips and iced tea.
Desserts will be available for a donation.
A drive-thru station will also be available at the Legion Hall parking lot across the street.
Businesses are welcome to place multiple orders for their employees.
Orders of 25 or more can be delivered.
Call 770-860-1414 to place your company order or for more information go to covingtongalion.org.
Lions support the Georgia Lighthouse for the Blind, which provides community vision screening and eye surgeries; the Emory Children’s Eye Center, which offers cutting-edge genetic research and operations for children; Learning Ally, which provides personal growth experiences for children, teens and adults with visual impairments through the use of recreation, education, socialization and rehabilitation in an outdoor setting; Leader Dogs for the Blind, Lions Club International Foundation; and six scholarships to two graduating seniors from Alcovy, Eastside and Newton High Schools.
Lions are reviewing more than 15 applicants thus far. They also coordinate the annual Christmas Parade.
They have conducted eye screenings at the Covington “Change the World Day” event and Newton Medical AuxiliaryHealth Fair at The Oaks Golf Course.
For every $1 given to the Georgia Lighthouse, Newton County receives $5 worth in services.
The Lighthouse came to the aid of 41 Newton County residents totaling $9,970, or a true value of $39,500.
Lions will also be collecting used eyeglasses, hearing aids and cellphones.
Glasses and hearing aids are refurbished and given to the needy around the world.
Cellphones are reconstructed for 911 calls only and used by the elderly living alone.
They also collect non-perishable food for the homeless shelter.