New Bern Now is looking forward to our Community BBQ lunch on February 27th, 11am – 12:30pm at Creekside Park.
When we started out, we wanted to create an atmosphere for people to meet new people and see old friends.
We really wanted to shine the light on New Bern and Craven County Parks so the BBQs continued at various places to include Glenburnie Park and Union Point Park. When the Isaac Taylor Garden opened, we hosted one there, as the Isaac Taylor House is NBN’s corporate office.
We decided to put out a donation jar for people to write down their favorite local charity and donate a dollar. Before we knew it, people were donating much more to include $20 bills. All the money went to the local charity that was drawn at the end of each BBQ.
We grill Buffalo wings and hotdogs (chicken or beef) along with other things. Join us for some pulled pork, coleslaw, and other fixings. We’ve been pleasantly surprised as some people contribute their special dishes for everyone to enjoy.
You don’t have to donate or bring anything. All we ask is that you bring your own beverage. It’s a free community gathering. People show up in business attire to casual wear to include shorts and t-shirts. We don’t have any rules and you won’t see any cliques as people seem to mingle with everyone.
The only request is to let us know if you’re joining us by responding on New Bern Now’s Facebook page, sending us an email, or calling 252-638-6858. We want to make sure we have enough food for everyone!