The LaGrange Lions Club 76th Annual Election Day Bar-B-Que
The LaGrange Lions Club is preparing for its 76th annual election day Bar-B-Que primary fund raiser to be held on November 3rd between 11:00 and 1:00. This year, the Covid 19 pandemic has dictated additional safety measures. In addition to aprons, gloves, and hair coverings for all participants, everyone will wear masks at all times, temperature checks before anyone is allowed to participate in the food preparation, wash stations are being installed throughout the cooking and food prep area, and social distancing guidelines are being observed in all areas.
The election day Bar-B-Que has been one of the three fund raising projects conducted by the Lions Club during the year. The Covid 19 pandemic caused the cancellation of the annual golf tournament and LaGrange Field Day events. These three events have allowed the Lions Club to return more than $237,000 to the local community since 2013.
The majority of the money is used to provide eyeglasses to any resident of Troup County that qualifies through LaGrange Personal Aid. The glasses are provided by Dr. Cliff Rainey and Dr. Jerry Overall at LaGrange Eye Clinic, and Dr. Brent Brown Eyecare.
Other charities include Troup Cares, Troup County Sheriff’s Home, LaGrange Personal Aid, Salvation Army, Boy Scouts of America, Canine Companions, Camp for the Blind, and Leader Guide Dogs. In addition, in 2018 the club endowed a $25,000 scholarship at LaGrange College for Dr. And Mrs. Bill Fackler, a long time Lions member.
Tickets for the Bar-B-Que may be purchased from any Lions Club member or by calling 706-884-3952. Individual plates are $10.00, fully cooked 4 to 5 pound Boston Butts are $30.00, 2 pounds of meat are $20.00, and a quart of stew is $10.00. All food may be picked up November 3rd on the LaGrange College Campus just off Panther Way between the gym and auditorium. Pickup time is between 11:00 and 1:00. Tickets are required for all bulk items, Boston Butts, meat, and stew.