For more than three decades, the Noblesville Lions Club has held one of Noblesville’s hallmark summer events on the downtown square.
On June 7-8, the club will play host to the 32nd annual Pork Chop BBQ and Pancake Breakfast.
The barbecue will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 7, and the breakfast will run from 7 to 11 a.m. June 8. As in past years, both will be housed under a large tent on the northwest corner of the courthouse square.
Lions Club member Dave Marsh said the events draw approximately 800 to 1,000 patrons each year. Between 400 and 600 pounds of pork chops are served. The events is biggest fundraiser of the year for the club, paying for service programs that benefit the community directly, namely Operation KidSight, which pays for eye exams and, in some cases, glasses for elementary-age children. Other programs that benefit include the club’s scholarship program, support for the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, leader dogs, the Lions Cancer Control Fund and the Indiana Lions Foundation, which helps with disaster relief.
An adult meal at the pork chop barbecue includes a pork chop, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and a drink for $10 in advance or $11 at the event. Children’s meals include a hot dog, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and a drink for $5 in advance or $6 at the event.
The pancake breakfast is $3 for kids 12 and under and $5 for adults and includes pancakes, sausage and a drink.