Barbecue to benefit Lions' charities

Trace Larimer prepares to chow down at last year's Covington Lions Club Chicken Barbecue. This year the event will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 8 at Academy Springs Park off Conyers Street. Half-chicken plates with all the trimmings are $6. Desserts cost extra. Delivery for 20 or more can be arranged ahead of time. For more information, call 770-385-6697 or e-mail covlionbbq@yahoo.com. Proceeds will go to aid Lions charities, including Georgia Lighthouse Foundation, Emory Children's Eye Center, Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind and Dyslexic, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Lions Club International Foundation and scholarships for local students. Lions will also collect used eyeglasses, cell phones and hearing aids for the needy.