New Year’s Breakfast
Archer Lodge starts the year off right with a Community Breakfast held at the Community Center on January 1st. The 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!
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 Sunday 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 trophies 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.
|Sunday, June 28
|6:30 pm||Little Miss Archer Lodge Pageant|
|Saturday, July 4
|6:30 am||Registration for the 1 Mile and 5K Run/Walk(in the bay area of the Community Center building)|
|7:00 am||1 Mile and 5K Run/Walk Start (Click for route map)|
|2:00 pm||Skydivers (weather permitting)|
|2:00 pm||Hometown Parade (Click for route map)|
|2:30 pm||Kids games at the park|
|Blowup rides (free)|
|Hot Dogs, Homemade Fries, Ice Cream, Popcorn,
Watermelons (served all day)
|2:30 pm||Bingo (Located in the Bay)|
|3:00 pm||Corn Hole Tournament Begins|
|4:00 pm||Cake Walk (Amphitheater stage)|
|5:30 pm||“Splashdown” by the AL Fire Department|
|7:00 pm||Patriotic Ceremony|
|8:00 pm||Big River Band|
|9:15 pm||Fireworks!!! (Click for map)|
|9:45 pm||Big River Band|
We will hold a Brunswick Stew or two during the Fall. Check the website for the dates and times.
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.
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.