Armfield’s ACC lunch coming soon

By Dean Palmer - Special to the News

With the March 3 return of its ACC Spring Barbecue, the Armfield Civic and Recreation Center will look to continue to build upon what has become a popular annual fundraiser.

The barbecue lunches will again be made available for delivery throughout the region. Local patrons will also have the option of dropping by to pick up individual or multiple meals for themselves, friends or family.

Each meal will consist of a ½ 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 $18 per quart.

All delivery orders should be placed by 5 p.m. on March 2. 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.

“We can begin making deliveries as early as 10:30,” noted Armfield Center Assistant Director Leah Tunstall, “and we usually try to wrap things up by around 2 p.m. But we do have people who place their orders with the intention of picking them up and taking them home for dinner. We’ll be glad to hold those orders until they’re picked up.”

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

“Lunch delivery has proven to be very popular among our local businesses,” Tunstall explained, “and our delivery area as grown to include pretty much anywhere. We deliver to Winston-Salem, High Point, Greensboro, Elkin, Mount Airy and Dobson. Based on past years, our goal is to sell 600 plates this year.”

A second barbecue fundraiser has been added for the fall in recent years, offering western-style barbecue provided in the same format.

Proceeds from the March 3 event 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.

By Dean Palmer

Special to the News

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