Barbecue to support Childhood Cancer Research on Oct. 19


From Special Reports

The Senoia Optimist Club will be hosting its annual barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 19 as the majority 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 in downtown Senoia. The lodge is located at 19 Main Street – between Hollberg’s Furniture and Senoia Coffee & Café. Serving is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. or until the club sells out – whichever comes first.

Prices are as follows: Gallon of Stew, $30; Quart of Stew, $10; Pound of BBQ pork,$10; and a Plate with beverage, $10. 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.

For more information (including pre-orders, deliveries, drive-by pickups, etc.), please call 770-312-9300, or email [email protected].

The Brunswick stew for this fund raiser will be prepared by Bill Underwood, Carl McKnight, & Jim McKnight, using the popular McKnight family recipe prepared so frequently in the past by the late Paul McKnight, Jr. Optimists and other volunteers will assist in the cooking. The BBQ pork and sauce will be prepared by Tim Manley who has cooked for a number of similar fund raisers and events.

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

Photo: (left to right) Ronnie Whatley, his brother, Jerry, and Ronnie’s wife, Susan, enjoyed a time of food and fellowship at last year’s barbecue conducted by the Senoia Optimist Club.

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