Boneyard to host American Cancer Society benefit

By: W. Curt Vincent - Editor

WAGRAM — For the second time in its three-year history, the Boneyard Bar-B-Q Grill in Wagram will host a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The event is scheduled for Saturday from 10”30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

“My husband and I have both lost friends and family to cancer, so we thought this was a good idea,” said Joyce McMillan, who owns the restaurant with her husband George. “We enjoy doing things for the community here.”

In conjunction with its third anniversary, the Boneyard Bar-B-Q will offer free food — hot dogs, hamburgers, possibly party wings, chips and drinks — as long as they last Saturday for those wanting to come out and make a donation to the American Cancer Society.

“We will have a representative of the Cancer Society here, which is pretty exciting,” Joyce said.

For those who can’t attend Saturday’s event, a check can be mailed to: Catherine Reid, American Cancer Society, 2202 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, N.C. 28403.

The first and only other fundraiser for the American Cancer Society at the Boneyard Bar-B-Que Grill took place in 2016, when more than $1,000 was raised. This time around, the McMillan’s are hoping to exceed that.

“We would love to beat $1,000 again — maybe $1,500 at least,” Joyce said.

The Boneyard specializes in southern cuisine such as smoked ribs, pulled pork, fried chicken, pork chops, burgers, hot dogs, and a variety of side dishes including salads — and the entire menu will also be available for purchase on Saturday.

Boneyard Bar-B-Q Grill is located at 24520 Main St. in Wagram.

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A special opening

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Also on Saturday, the McMillans will officially open the Good Samaritan Center, a facility that is attached to the Boneyard Bar-B-Q Grill but will be operated by the couple as a mentoring center as well as a myriad of other uses.

“This building used to be the town’s library, and it had fallen into disrepair — so it was included in our purchased of the other building,” Joyce said. “We wanted to renovate the old library portion, but it took a little time.”

Now, the 1,500-square-foot facility can be used for seminars and training, as well as be rented out by others for banquets, birthdays. luncheons, holiday celebrations, business meetings and more.

For information on the Boneyard Bar-B-Q Grill or the Good Samaritan Center, call 910-369-4555.

W. Curt Vincent can be reached at 910-506-3023 or [email protected]

W. Curt Vincent

Editor