Day 53: Lions 4th of July Celebration – Signal Mountain, TN

by Jeff

Food, Fun, Firewood, Fellowship and Fireworks on July 5th- don’t be late!

Standing room only at the Lions Barbecue

Standing room only at the Lions Barbecue

The Signal Mountain Lions will host the annual Independence Day barbecue and fireworks display on Monday, July 5 at Althaus Park behind the Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club.

Lions Chris Cole and Brian Eades gathering firewood

Lions Chris Cole and Brian Eades gathering firewood

Food service begins under the main pavilion at 11 a.m. and lasts until around 4 p.m. (or when the food runs out), followed by a grand fireworks display around 9:40 p.m.

The “pulled pork” barbecue will be served on plates with, coleslaw, baked beans and bread, or you may choose a barbecue sandwich. Full plates will be sold for $6 and sandwiches for $3.

Lions Jim Wade and Bill Leonard closing the lid

Lions Jim Wade and Bill Leonard closing the lid

Carryout will be available and bulk barbecue will be sold for $9/pound. Funnel cakes, hamburgers and hot-dogs, Cokes and other soft drinks will also be available.

Lions hard at work turning the butts, 'cept one "hamming" for the camera!

Lions hard at work turning the butts, 'cept one "hamming" for the camera!

In addition to the great food, there will be plenty of fun and entertainment all afternoon with music, games and vendors.

This annual event began in 1961 and is held at Althaus Park behind the Country Club. In keeping with tradition the Lions will work in four hour shifts beginning around noon the day before. After the fires are started 1,800 pounds of pork will be loaded on the grates and slow-cooked over oak and hickory embers throughout the day and night.

Lions lined up preparing the barbecue feast

Lions lined up preparing the barbecue feast

Working through the night, the “pulling” crews will begin arriving early in the morning of the celebration as the park begins to wake up. Folks will begin to line up well before the serving begins at 11 a.m. and there will be a steady stream of hungry celebrants through the pavilion all afternoon.

Weather always seems to shine for this event

Weather always seems to shine for this event

Just after dusk (about 9:45), a team of professionals will please the public with a spectacular display of fireworks celebrating Independence Day.

The entire playground and tennis courts are available for this event and is a great place to bring family and friends. It is a fine opportunity to come and eat, watch a fireworks display, be with your neighbors, support a community event and connect with friends.

Food, fun and fellowship at the Lions July 4th Barbecue

Food, fun and fellowship at the Lions July 4th Barbecue

Plan to join the Lions in this annual patriotic celebration of the 4th of July.”

note: The Lions will offer free vision screening for kids one to five years old and will take place in the old pool house from 1 – 3 p.m.

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