ACC BBQ lunch is Friday

By Dean Palmer - Special to the News
The Armfield Center will be the site of the annual ACC BBQ lunch on Friday. - File photo

The Armfield Civic and Recreation Center will host its annual ACC Spring Barbecue on Friday, continuing to build upon what has become a popular annual fundraiser.

The barbecue lunches will again be made available for delivery to businesses throughout the region. Deliveries may be scheduled as desired for Friday between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Local patrons will also have the option of dropping by to pick up individual or multiple meals for themselves, their business, friends or family.

Each meal will consist of a half-pound of eastern-style barbecue pork and sauce along with a roll, slaw, baked beans and a dessert, all for the price of $8. Containers of barbecue will also be available for order at a cost of $18 per quart.

All delivery orders should be placed by 5 p.m. on Thursday. Plates may be reserved by calling 368-2012, extension 205. Orders may also be emailed to or sent by text to 336-429-8209. Business name and contact name and phone number should be included as well as a desired time of delivery, location and number of plates. Payment will be collected upon delivery.

Now in at least its seventh year, the fundraiser was initially conceived as a tie-in to the ACC Basketball Tournament. But as game schedules changed, the center soon began to emphasize the popularity of lunch delivery to businesses.

The number of deliveries has continued to grow in recent years and the delivery areas have expanded. In addition to local orders, deliveries are now made to King, Winston-Salem, High Point, Greensboro, Elkin, Mount Airy and Dobson.

Last year’s event proved to be the most successful yet, with the center easily surpassing its goal of 600 plates sold.

Proceeds will go toward helping with center’s scholarship programs for youth sports, before and after-school care and summer camps and activities as well as for general upkeep.

“Each year we have kids who need help in order to take part in our youth sports programs, our before and after school care and our summer camps,” explained Armfield Center Assistant Director Leah Tunstall. “The funds we raise with this help us to be able to provide that help.”

The Armfield Center will be the site of the annual ACC BBQ lunch on Friday. Armfield Center will be the site of the annual ACC BBQ lunch on Friday. File photo

By Dean Palmer

Special to the News