The annual Barnesville Chamber of Commerce Chicken Barbecue will take place on Saturday, July 4.

"We feel it is important to keep this tradition ALIVE," John Rataiczak, president, said in the most recent organization newsletter.

The event will look a little different this year with dinners available for carryout only at Barnesville Memorial Park. Tickets are now available at $10 each. The meal consists of half chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert, and drink.

"Jerry Campbell and his crew will start early in the morning to make sure the chicken is grilled to perfection," Rataiczak said.

Chamber members are encouraged to volunteer grilling chicken, selling tickets, serving dinners, or preparing deserts.

Pre-sales orders will be available at 11 a.m. and must be picked up by noon. Over-the-counter sales will run until 1 p.m. or until all meals are sold. Tickets may be ordered by calling the chamber office, 740-425-4300, fax 740-425-1048, email at