3rd Annual Lions Club BBQ Cook-off scheduled for February 25 & 26


The third annual Italy Lions Club BBQ Cook-off in scheduled for Friday and Saturday, February 25th and 26th. This event is sanctioned by the Lone Star BBQ Society. As in years past, the cook-off will be staged at the Upchurch Ball Park at 201 E. Dilworth Road in Italy. New this year will be a kids cook-off on Friday evening.

Everyone is welcome to compete as it is not necessary to be an Italy Lions Club member to participate!


  • Half Chicken
  • Pork Spare Ribs
  • Brisket
  • Pork Butt

Entry fee for Cook-off is $75 plus a cooked brisket. Entry fee covers one or all of the above listed categories.

There will also be a jackpot bean category with a $10 entry fee.

The kids cook-off will be a boneless pork chop that will be provided by the Italy Lions Club. Kids will turn in their cooked pork chop at 8:00pm on Friday.

There will be a silent auction and raffle held in conjunction with this event as well.

Plate lunches will be sold on Saturday for $6.00 per plate. If prepaid, plate lunches will be $5.00 per plate.

You can prepay for your plate lunch by sending a check to:
Italy Lions Club
P O Box 26
Italy, Texas 76651

Contact Arval Gowin 972-567-8662, Flossie Gowin 972-523-6799 or Meg Lyons 214-399-8059 for more information.

Proceeds for this event will benefit Italy Lions Club Scholarship and community projects.