Cov­ing­ton Lions Club to cel­e­brate 60th an­niver­sary with a chicken BBQ

The Covington News - - Local - STAFF RE­PORTS

On June 18, 2012, the Cov­ing­ton Lions Club will cel­e­brate its 60th an­niver­sary serv­ing the cit­i­zens of New­ton County. There will be more re­leases and maybe a cel­e­bra­tion on that day. But first the club is invit­ing peo­ple to its third fundraiser this year — its 40th An­nual Chicken BBQ on Wed­nes­day, April 11, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Academy Springs Park Pav­il­ion on Cony­ers Street.

Tick­ets are now avail­able from any Lion or at the door. Plates are $7 and in­clude a half chicken slowroasted over an open wood pit, cole slaw, bread, chips and iced tea. Desserts will be avail­able for a do­na­tion. A drive-through pick-up will also be avail­able at the Le­gion Hall park­ing lot across the street.

Lions wel­come busi­nesses to place mul­ti­ple or­ders for their em­ploy­ees.

“An ap­pre­ci­a­tion lunch or din­ner would cer­tainly put smiles on their faces,” the club said in a press re­lease.

Or­ders for more than 25 can be de­liv­ered. Call (770) 860-1414 to place your com­pany or­der. Visit its web­site for more in­for- ma­tion at www.cov­ing­ton­ The Ge­or­gia Coun­cil for the Blind will have an “in­for­ma­tional” booth out­side at its club­house.

Lions heav­ily sup­port the Ge­or­gia Light­house Foun­da­tion, which pro­vides com­mu­nity vi­sion screen­ing and lit­er­a­ture; the Emory Chil­dren’s Eye Cen­ter, which of­fers cut­ting-edge ge­netic re­search and op­er­a­tions for chil­dren; Record­ing for the Blind and Dyslexic, 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 (LCIF); and the Ge­or­gia Lions All-state Band. The club also gives six schol­ar­ships to two grad­u­at­ing se­niors from Al­covy, East­side and New­ton high schools. The Lions also co­or­di­nate the an­nual Christ­mas Pa­rade.

“We look for­ward to see­ing ev­ery­one again and wel­come new faces to join this ex­cit­ing event,” the club said. “Not only is the food scrump­tious, but fel­low­ship is also en­joyed by all.”

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