For 38 years, the Big Bend/Vernon Lions Club has braved snow storms, ice storms, rain, freezing cold weather and beautiful sunshine on the third Sunday in February to bring the delicious chicken barbecue dinners to the community. This year is no exception. Sunday, Feb. 17, is the 38th Annual Chicken Barbeque held at the Big Bend/Vernon Lions Community Center, Highway L and the Fox River in Big Bend (south of 164).
Dinners are served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Order a half chicken, or a quarter chicken with or without the sauce. The cost is $8.50 for a half chicken and $5.50 for a quarter chicken. Potato salad, coleslaw, a roll, dessert and beverage are included with each dinner. Dinners are eat in or carry out. Free delivery is available within one mile of the club house with a minimum of four orders. Call (414) 322-9066 for delivery.
This is one of the Lions Club’s major fundraisers with all proceeds going directly back to the community. Proceeds from past dinners have helped to purchase Smart boards for the elementary schools in the community along with additional equipment needed to complement this technology. Many individuals in the community have benefitted through eye exams and hearing assistance provided by the Lions.
The Lions Club also support the Wisconsin Lions Camp which hosts 1,700 special needs campers each year, many from our own community. The campers go to the Wisconsin Lions Camp at no charge.