Advance BBQ moves to Saturday

Published 1:48 pm Tuesday, March 26, 2024

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The semi-annual Advance Fire Department Bar-B-Que has been held on the first Friday in April and October for more than 40 years.

Once large take-out orders went to R.J. Reynolds, Hanes, Western Electric, Hertiage Furniture, Baker Furniture, and many others, but no more.

According to Chief Rodney Miller:
“While our sales have remained good due to a loyal customer base, we have seen a decline  in workers to help prepare and serve the barbecue.”

Beth Myers, chair of the Advance Fire Auxiliary, told the board that many of the members were unable to get off work on Fridays to help and some community members who wanted to help also couldn’t leave work.

After much consideration, the decision was made to move the Bar-B-Que day to  Saturday.  So this Spring’s Bar-B-Que will be held on Saturday, April 6. Barbecue will be served as before in a drive-thru fashion available in 1 pound  containers with slaw, 4 buns, and extra sauce  at the old  station at 169 Fire Station Road from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Preparation will begin Monday, April 1sand continue thru the week.

Myers encourages anyone who can help to come and join this community event.

For more information call Myers at 336-909-5941 or the department at 336-998-8181.