BBQ Cook-Off, Carnival, & Lions Day

Friday, March 3

  • The carnival starts up for business. Tickets are $1 per ticket or $4 for five tickets.

  • The competitors start up their pits and get started slathering, rubbing, and stoking the fires.

  • Some of our donated items will be auctioned throughout the day. As we get closer to the event, we'll have a list of all the items available as well as when they're going under the gavel.

Saturday, March 4

  • The carnival continues. Tickets are $1 per ticket or $4 for five tickets.

  • The competitors are judged by both the community of attendees and the official judges. There will be both a judge-awarded and community-awarded prize.

  • Some more of our donated items will be auctioned throughout the day.

Sunday, March 5

  • The carnival continues. Tickets are $1 per ticket or $4 for five tickets.

  • All of the Lions supported charities, including Lions Camp, Eye Bank, Lighthouse for the Blind, Leader Dogs, and more, will be featured throughout the day.

  • Auction items, including a Melvin Jones Fellowship, will be auctioned throughout the day.

Event Committee

Grounds & Facilities: Al Green II
Al Green, one of the co-owners of Southland Bar and Grill, will be securing and providing the space for our barbeque cook-off and carnival. The ten-acre field adjacent to his bar will be donated for use.

Charity Coordination: Carol Barnett
Each Lions charity will be invited and asked to spend the day promoting their offerings and what they do to the Katy community. Carol Barnett, one of the 2-S2 Zone Chairs, will make sure to coordinate with each of the charities to line them up.

BBQ Cook-Off Judging: Daniel Lee & Patricia Swift
On Friday, March 3, the barbeque competitors will get started smoking, rubbing, and slathering their meats on the smokers. Then on Saturday, March 4, the contestants will feed the masses including the judges who will score them. Daniel Lee, Esq. will be lining up judges in collaboration with community volunteer Patricia Swift.

BBQ Contestants & Logistics: Chris Bowman
This is the first barbeque competition that the Katy Lions have put together. Chris Bowman has led his own bbq team in several professional competitions. He's working on implementing the procedures and processes for the competition-portion of the weekend.

Auction Donations: Latricia Garmond & Tawana Goodwin
On Friday March 3 and on Sunday March 5 there will be auctions benefitting the club and foundation. Latricia Garmond, one of our leading volunteers, will be spearheading the club's efforts to solicit donations of baskets, items, and gift cards for auction along with Tawana Goodwin, our Vice President, who will line up the auctioneers.

Safety & Permitting: Angela Goad & David Greene
Carnivals require an inspection from the fire marshal, and food serving will require clearance from the health department. Lining up the permits, security, and port-a-potties is the joint responsibility of Safety Officer Angela Goad and President David Greene.

Marketing & Sponsorships: David Greene & Sue Greene
Promotion of the event, including in news and social media, as well as print, is the responsibility of Communications Director David Greene. He and Treasurer Sue Greene will also work on securing sponsorships for the event.

Community Experience: Mattie Thigpen & Tammy Howell
Our event needs to be fun for all. Mattie Thigpen and Tammy Howell are responsible for ensuring that at each stage of the event's progress, the committee is asking and answering the questions of how the event will be for the community.