Almost everyone in Cooleemee loves Center BBQ but they have also started their own tradition in Davie’s south end. On Saturday, March 21, Cooleemee will host a community Bar-B-Que starting at noon on the Zachary House grounds at 131 Church Street in Cooleemee.
Continue the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day ~ wear something green and come to the Zachary House Grounds at 131 Church Street in Cooleemee. Wind permitting, there will be a kite flying contest at 1 pm (bring your own or buy one there).
Grill Master Walter Ferrell will once again stay up the night before roasting and smoking Boston Butts. Last year, in a short hour and a half, all the meat was gone. More is being ordered for this year.
For $3.00 one can purchase a BBQ sandwich. For $6 a BBQ plate is available with slaw, hush puppies and a drink.
Support all 3 Heritage Museums in Davie County
Proceeds from all that eating go to keep Cooleemee’s three heritage museums open. In a town of less than a thousand souls, this history-minded town operates the Textile Heritage Center Museum, the Mill House Museum and also has the claim for North Carolina’s smallest museum, the Fire Fighters Museum.
“These museums are memorials to our ancestors, witnesses to their story and testaments to their way of life,” says Tony Steele who is president of the Cooleemee Historical Association. “We have also made them into living legacy classrooms for our local school children,” he added.
Cooleemee’s museums are visited by over four thousand people each year, drawing a wide range of visitors from Maine to Florida to California. Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am until 4 pm. To schedule a group tour please call at least two weeks in advance.