Armfield offers delivery lunches – hold the basketball

By Dean Palmer - For The Pilot

PILOT MOUNTAIN — While the Friday games that were originally used to entertain diners may have moved to evening hours, the Armfield Civic Center Spring Barbecue Lunch Delivery is continuing to providing midday meals for area businesses and patrons.

The popular fundraiser was originally timed to allow participants to watch Atlantic Coast Conference games while they enjoyed their barbecue lunches. While the expanded conference’s tournament schedule now features only Friday night games, the event’s success has seen it continue and grow without the basketball connection.

On Friday, the Armfield Center will again be offering the popular barbecue lunches for delivery. Local patrons also have the option of dropping by to pick up a meal or to enjoy their barbecue at the center. Each meal will consist of a half-pound of eastern-style barbecue 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 4 p.m. on Thursday. Plates may be reserved by calling 368-2012, extension 205. Orders may also be emailed to, faxed to 368-4115 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. Special requests (such as no slaw) should be noted at time of order. Money will be collected upon delivery.

“At the start,” noted Armfiled board member Harry Wilson, “this was built around the ACC tournament. But it’s working now as a lunch time delivery and it has continued to grow. A vast majority of our sales is deliveries to businesses. We carry plates to Mount Airy, Elkin and Winston-Salem as well as the surrounding areas. A lot of our local businesses order several plates. We have a dozen drivers and expect to sell between 500-600 plates.”

According to Wilson, a second event has been added for the fall. Scheduled for early October, the fundraiser will feature western-style barbecue as the meal’s centerpiece.

Proceeds from the day will go toward helping with center’s operating expenses and costs as needed.

Dean Palmer may be reached at 336-351-4131 or

By Dean Palmer

For The Pilot

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