Great time had at New Bern Now’s 3rd “Community BBQ Picnic”!

Photo by Melissa Lewis: Sarah Finch holding Austin Lewis

We really had a fun time today at New Bern Now’s 3rd “Community BBQ Picnic”!

The first one was held in the Croatan National Forest next to a beaver dam and we had a nice turnout.

More people turned out for the second BBQ at Union Point Park. This time we decided to have a jar for people to donate a few dollars and write down their favorite charity to win the money by a drawing at the end of the event. The lucky non-profit was the New Bern Historical Society and received $45 in donations.

Today, over 30 people gathered at the Lions Shelter at Glenburnie Park. The menu expanded from Buffalo wings, pulled pork, chicken tenders, coleslaw, to special recipes and food that guests brought to compliment the main courses!

Special thanks to everyone who joined us, especially for bringing something and/or donating. We collected $94 and all the money goes to the lucky charity that was drawn, Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride!

It was really good to see friends, folks who I haven’t seen in a long time, and others who I’ve corresponded with via email/Facebook and finally met them in person! We had a great time and can’t wait until the next one!

New Bern Parks and Recreation does a fantastic job maintaining 20+ parks and we enjoyed the Lions Shelter!

So far, I’ve been inviting Facebook friends. If you don’t receive an invitation on Facebook, please send me an email or comment below if you’d like to be added to the list for future community picnics!

The next BBQ hasn’t been scheduled yet, but will probably happen at the end of October or beginning of November. Please let me know if you will be attending so we will have enough food.

Thanks to Laura Johnson for cooking the pulled pork and helping me prepare everything. I couldn’t have done it without your help!

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Wendy Card

About New Bern Now
Editor-in-Chief, Wendy Card, founded New Bern Now in April 2009. There were a number of reasons she developed the website. While stationed in Washington DC, she had 30 days to transfer to Naval Hospital Cherry Point and didn’t know much about the area. She was frustrated because there wasn’t a central location on the Internet for information about New Bern. Wendy retired from the Navy in Oct 2007. When our economy dived, she was trying to find her way in life and decided to give back to the community by creating a website that provided a “One Stop, Information Shop” to help people find out what’s happening in our community along with creating a free business listing to help business owners who couldn’t afford to advertise.

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