Pigs-4-Kids BBQ plate sale going on now

Proceeds help meet Cole Foundation Challenge Grant for new playground

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

ROCKINGHAM — More than a quarter of the 800 plates prepared for the inaugural Pigs-4-Kids barbecue plate sale at Sandhills Children’s Center in Rockingham were sold before the first heaping spoonful of pulled pork was put into a styrofoam container.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Jordan's BBQ, of West End, catered the plate sale Friday at Sandhills Children's Center in Rockingham. Manager Fred Styers, left, was assisted by Joshua Swicegood and Sandhills Children's Center staffer Pamela Eseigbe.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Jordan’s BBQ, of West End, catered the plate sale Friday at Sandhills Children’s Center in Rockingham.
Manager Fred Styers, left, was assisted by Joshua Swicegood and Sandhills Children’s Center staffer Pamela Eseigbe.

In other words, it’s going fast.

Staff and volunteers with the nonprofit organization are working to meet their end of a Cole Foundation Challenge Grant. In order for Sandhills Children’s Center to receive $25,000, it must raise $15,000. Combined, the $40,000 will help fund new playground equipment at the Rockingham location.

The sale runs through 5:30 p.m. today, or whenever the 800th dish is served, whichever comes first. Plates are $7 apiece and includes pulled BBQ, cole slaw, baked beans and a roll. The facility is located at 108 Crow Run off Long Drive.

Staff members aim to break ground on July 1 and finish construction by Oct. 1.

 

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Sandhills Children's Center Director Melanie Carnes, left and Assistant Director Justin Clark help load and deliver plates to nearby business.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Sandhills Children’s Center Director Melanie Carnes, left and Assistant Director Justin Clark help load and deliver plates to nearby business.

 

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