By Jackie Seabolt
COOLEEMEE - The air around here smells good on the third Friday of every month.
That’s when members of the Cooleemee Civitan Club fire up the giant cooker at their building and prepare more than 170 BBQ chicken halves as part of the club’s fundraisers.
“We really do good,” says Civitan Pete Shore. Shore is in charge of cooking the chickens over the coals of the mammoth size cooker located beside the Civitan building.
“There’s not another one around here like it,” Shore says. “I can run 150 chicken halves on this one.”
Shore says the monthly selling of BBQ chicken has helped the Civitans pay for their building and continues to be a valuable source of income for the organization.
If you want some finger licking cooking it’s best to get your name on the list at Cooleemee Hardware or call the club at 284-4650 to place an early order. “We’re usually sold out by 10 a.m.,” Shore says.
Then swing on by the Civitan building on NC 801 at Legion Cemetery Road to pick up your meal, unfold your napkin, and enjoy ...