Optimists sponsor BBQ


The Senoia Optimist Club will be hosting its spring barbecue Saturday, March 19, beginning at 11 a.m.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to support research for childhood cancer through the Aflac Cancer Center (administrative expenses are funded via other means).

The barbecue will be held at the Masonic Lodge, 19 Main Street in downtown Senoia (between Hollberg’s Furniture and Senoia Coffee & Café). Serving is scheduled to end at 2:00 p.m. or until the club sells out – whichever comes first.

Prices are as follows:

Gallon of Stew = $30.

Quart of Stew = $8.

Pound of BBQ pork = $10.

Plate with beverage = $8.

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 on the day of the event.

For more information about the barbecue or to inquire about possible deliveries, phone 770-833-9242 or 302-981-4794, or email senoiaoptimistclub@gmail.com.

Those interested in learning more about the Aflac Cancer Center and its cancer initiatives are encouraged to visit www.aflaccancercenter.org.

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

The Optimist Club of Senoia is part of an international organization whose motto is “Friend of Youth”. Meeting the needs of young people in communities worldwide, Optimist Clubs have been “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” since 1919. Optimist Clubs conduct positive service projects aimed at providing a helping hand to youth.

Guests are welcomed at the Senoia Optimist Club’s meetings that are normally scheduled to start at 6 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month at Katie Lou’s Café. Details are often posted on the club’s Facebook page (“Senoia Optimist Club”).

If you are not yet associated with this organization but are interested in learning more or attending an event, please email the club at senoiaoptimistclub@gmail.com or contact any member of the Senoia club.

To learn more about Optimist International, visit www.optimist.org. If you would like more information regarding the Senoia Optimist Club, visit www.senoiaoptimistclub.org.

In the above photo, Senoia Optimist member Pat Veneziani (second from left) visits with (from left) Connie Hunt, Belinda King, and Pam Eaton from the Kennesaw Optimist Club who traveled to Senoia to enjoy the delicious food and good fellowship at last spring’s barbecue.