Chuck Terry's interest in beagles began as a young boy, when he helped care for one while some friends were overseas.
Several years later, Terry is a member of the CSRA Beagle Club and one of the organizers of the seventh annual Barbecue and Trade Day.
The event will be held Saturday at Winfield Community Center.
The fellowship will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include a barbecue chicken lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Terry, a math teacher at Jefferson County High School, said that although the barbecue is a fundraiser, the event itself is free.
"This is a family event," he said. "We want babies there on up to the old folk."
Participants are urged to bring their hunting dogs and related items to sell, trade and show.
The club also plans to have an informative reptile exhibit, a BB gun marksmanship and safety training, moon walk and pony rides for children, in addition to prize drawings for registered guests.
"Last year, we had about 120 registered guests and sold 400 plates," he said. "There was a crowd of 100 there continuously from beginning to end."
Barbecue chicken plates may be purchased in advance from any CSRA Beagle Club member, and extra plates will be sold the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis for $6.
The CSRA Beagle Club, has been in existence for more than 15 years.
For information concerning the event or the club, contact Terry at (706) 597-3782.
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