New Year’s Breakfast

Archer Lodge starts the year off right with a Community Breakfast held at the Community Center on January 1st.  TheNew Year's Breakfast event begins around 8:30 am with everyone bringing a breakfast dish – sausage biscuits, ham and eggs, bacon, muffins, orange juice, mmmmmmm – anyway, you can smell the food for miles.  There is also a short program introducing the community leaders, welcoming new guests, distributing awards for last year’s accomplishments, and inducting new “Archer Lodgeians” into the community.  What a way to start the new year by having breakfast with your neighbors!



Reverse Raffle

The Archer Lodge Community Center held its first Reverse Raffle in 2003. The grand prize was $10,000. This event was the insight of a senior at Clayton High School, Jenna Castleberry (now Payton), and was used as her Senior Project. The scope of her project was volunteerism in a small community versus a large community and what you can accomplish. Her event raised close to $9,000 for the Community Center Building Fund. We were all very proud of her efforts and applaud her for doing such a fine deed for her community.

The Community Center voted to make this a yearly event which is held the last Friday in February.



Family Fun Day

The “Family Fun Day” at Archer Lodge is just what the name implies – good old-fashioned family fun. We have so much to do that the events are split across two days!  The Friday evening before the Fun Day, we will have the Little Miss Archer Lodge Pageant.  During the Pageant the concession stand will be open!  The Fun Day starts off around 7:00 am with a Road Race with medals awarded to the winners. There is a registration fee which entitles you to a family fun day T-shirt for taking part in the road race. There is a parade, which is great fun for everyone, so decorate your own entry and be a part of the parade. During the day, there are lots of activities: concession consisting of BBQ, hot dogs, fries, and more; games for the children, ice cream, cake walk, and bingo. The evening entertainment includes a Patriotic Ceremony followed by spectacular fireworks, drawing crowds of people. It is the only time during the year Archer Lodge has a traffic jam! Make sure to thank our Volunteer Fire Department who make this event safe and fun for all.  Please use this contact form for any questions about this event.

If you or your group would like to volunteer during this event, we would be overjoyed to have you!  Please click on the link below to see a listing of the areas where help is needed.  Then please contact email hidden; JavaScript is requiredand let her know how you can help.

Family Fun Day Volunteers Needed

If you would like to sponsor our fireworks show, please click the link below, fill out the form and return it to us by June 15

2016 Family Fun Day Sponsor Letter


Fun Day

2016 Schedule

Time Event
Friday, July 1
7:00 pm Little Miss Archer Lodge Pageant
Saturday, July 2
6:30 am Road Race Registration (Click to download)
7:00 am 1 Mile and 5K Run/Walk Start (Click for route map)
3:00 pm Skydivers (weather permitting)
3:00 pm Hometown Parade (See map below for route)
3:30 pm Family Fun Games (NEW THIS YEAR!!!)
Blowup rides (free)
BBQ Plates & Sandwiches
Hot Dogs, Homemade Fries, Ice Cream
Food & Craft Vendors (NEW THIS YEAR!!!)
3:30 pm Bingo (Located in the Bay)
4:30 pm Cake Walk
5:30 pm “Splashdown” by the AL Fire Department
7:00 pm Patriotic Ceremony
8:00 pm Big River Band
9:30 pm Fireworks!!! (See map below for launch location)
10:00 pm Big River Band


Fall Event

We will hold a Brunswick Stew or two during the Fall. Check the website for the dates and times.


Pumpkin CarvingPumpkin Carving

Each year the Community Center joins with White Oak Baptist Church to sponsor a Pumpkin Carving Festival. This is a family event. Bring a soup or dessert, your pumpkin and carving utensils and join in the fun. Hot soup and sandwiches are always a treat afterward.





Christmas Celebration

The Annual Archer Lodge Christmas Celebration is held on the Sunday following Thanksgiving at the Archer Lodge Community Center.  Be sure to bring your camera to take a picture with Santa.