Signal Mountain Lions Club Labor Day Barbeque, Car Raffle, Is Sept. 2

Friday, August 23, 2013 - by Ruth Robinson

Labor Day on Signal Mountain would not be the same without the annual Signal Mountain Lions Club barbeque and car raffle, held in the pavilion back of the Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club. To be raffled is a new car, with a choice of three different cars -- Ford, Chevrolet or Nissan -- or to choose the cash value instead. Tickets for the raffle are now on sale, with Lions Club members offering tickets Saturday, Aug. 24 and Aug.

31 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at both Pruitts and Ace Hardware on the mountain.

 

The annual fireworks display originally scheduled for the Fourth of July was cancelled because of storms and is now scheduled for Sunday evening, Sept. 1.

 

Rain or shine, the Monday's program will go on with barbequed pork, slaw, baked beans, brats and hot dogs, along with desserts sold by the Leos, the Signal Mountain Middle High School affiliated club.

 

Teams of Lions begin slow cooking the pork butts Sunday morning and continue throughout the night and early Monday morning. Other teams prepare serving lines and set up the dining area under the pavilion. In addition to seated eating, many choose to drive by and pick up their food.

 

Then, about 2 p.m., the raffle will begin. In addition to the car, there will be a number of other items won, most averaging more than the $50 ticket price.

 

The money raised by the raffle and barbeque is used by the club for its various programs that help persons in the community and to provide funds for many of the mountain organizations. In addition to the basic focus of Lions Clubs on sight conservation, the local club is expanding its interests to other needs, such as diabetes awareness and hearing loss.


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