Senoia Optimists host barbecue fundraiser Oct. 19


The Senoia Optimist Club, “Friend of Youth,” will host its fall barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Senoia. The lodge is located at 19 Main Street – between Hollberg’s Furniture and Senoia Coffee & Café.

The barbecue will start at 11 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. or until the club sells out – whichever comes first. Pre-sale orders can be made with any member of the Senoia Optimist Club – especially for those customers who will be unable to make it to the barbecue on the 19th. Prices will be as follows: gallon of stew = $25; quart of stew = $8; pound of BBQ pork = $9; and a plate with beverage = $8. In addition, desserts will be available for a nominal fee.

If necessary, please contact Barbecue Co-Chairs Dennis Dickson at 678-876-4141 or Ralph Arnold at 770-318-6438 or email for pre-sale orders or questions.

Richard Thompson of Newnan will again prepare the food for the Senoia Optimists’ fund raiser. Thompson’s affiliations include “Papa’s Smokehouse” restaurant and SonRise Baptist Church barbecues in Newnan.

Funds from the barbecue will be used by the Senoia club to help with its many service projects that reach out to the local youth and to the community. Included among the club’s activities are two high school scholarships, youth fingerprinting, Respect for Law, youth appreciation, the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch, the Senoia Area Blood Drives, the Optimist Oratorical contest, and the Optimist Essay contest.

To learn more about Optimist International, visit the organization’s website at If you would like more information regarding the Senoia Optimist Club, please visit the club’s website at The Senoia Club typically meets on the first Thursday of each month at Matt’s Smalltown Pizza and on the third Thursday at Katie Lou’s Café. Meetings are scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

If you are not yet associated with this organization but are interested in attending a meeting, please call recently installed Club President Pat Veneziani at 706-329-2100 or contact any other member of the Senoia club.