Rather than partying till midnight on the Plains, the Auburn football team spent New Year’s Eve in Montgomery spending time with at-risk youth.
Approximately 20 residents of Brantwood Children’s Home joined more than 100 Auburn players, coaches and support staff for dinner at the Dreamland BBQ on Tallapoosa Street.
“This is actually something that the Auburn guys set up on their end,” said Gerald Jones, Brantwood’s Youth Services Director. “They invited some of the kids to come down to Dreamland with them.”
With the restaurant filled with capacity, regular customers waited outside.
“It went well,” said Dreamland owner Bob Parker. “The place was packed and we didn’t serve any customers for the whole thing, but [the team] got in and got out in back in about 50 minutes. Then they headed off to a movie.”
On the menu?
“We served them Ultimate Combos,” Parker said. “Ribs, chicken and pork, baked beans, cold slaw, banana pudding and sweet tea.”
Several fans scored autographs and posed for pictures with their favorite players.
“Cam was there, and Nick Fairley, all of them, and all the coaches except Coach Chizik,” Parker said. “It was a great time.”
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