DYFC Motorcycle Ride/Bike Show

Motorcycle Ride/Bike Show – Youth Camp Fundraiser

We’re pleased to be a part of the DYFC Fundraiser coming up this Saturday morning, June 10th. Bike registration starts at 9am and by 10 o’clock, the bikes should be KSU, hitting the road. We caught up with Donna Melvin, one of the organizers of the event, on Facebook, to ask a few questions and get more info. Below is a bit of what we talked about.

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What is DYFC?

DYFC is a non-profit organization providing a Christian summer youth camp from July 17- 22. Any child 10 to 19 can go to this camp from any church any denomination. The cost is $125 per child. Camp Maranatha is located in High Point, NC. (Map)

Campers attend church services morning and evening. Meals and snacks are included. They also have outside activities such as swimming, football, basketball, carpet ball and other things. They also learn verses from the Bible. And at the end of camp they have awards. Any adults can go to any of the services and attend.

The kids we are trying to help raise money for attend Reidsville High and Reidsville Middle Schools. After that goal is met the remaining money is turned into the main DYFC office to help support kids from other counties who can’t afford to go.

How Does A Bike Ride Help?

Everyone who registers for the Show or the Ride will be contributing 100% to these kids. Many of us have great memories of summer camp when we were kids. That seems to be a thing of the past, but it doesn’t have to be. This is a way we can make sure our kids today have the same experiences we had.

As for the ride, we’re planning to leave Short Sugar’s, cutting through the back roads of Wentworth over through Eden, then going more back roads over to Highway 58 in Virginia, where Thunder Road Harley Davidson is. From there, we’ll head through Danville and cross back into North Carolina on our way to Yanceyville. Then we’ll finish making the loop back around to Short Sugar’s in Reidsville. It’s a pretty good ride through some absolutely beautiful countryside.

After the ride the bikers will feast on hotdogs, chips and drinks. We’ll have awards for 3rd, 2nd, and Best In Show for everyone who enters the Bike Show. That can be anything from a crotch rocket, trikes, full dresser bikes… anything!

But It’s More Than Just For Bikers, Right?

That’s right. The gospel blue grass band will be there playing as well, starting around 9:30. One of the main things I want people to know is you don’t have to be a bike rider to come and enjoy the music. And if you feel inclined, donate a little something for these kids who want to go.

They’re also doing a project collecting flip-flops for underprivileged children in Trinidad. Walmart has them for $.98 or the dollar tree has them for a dollar also. They will have a box out there for that. I completely forgot about putting that on the flyer – The missionary trip leaves the middle of July, to take them over as well as school supplies. It’s the best dollar anyone could ever spend.

For more information, just click here to email dyfccamp.
Click here for DYFC on YouTube.

Holiday Sweater Contest

Holiday Sweater Contest

We decided to have a little holiday contest for our employees! Vote for the two that you like the most!
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Voting will close at midnight, New Year’s Eve, 2015. Whoever gets the most votes wins a $25 Shopping Card!

Which holiday look do you like the most? You can vote twice.

  • Number 5 (35%, 74 Votes)
  • Number 2 (28%, 59 Votes)
  • Number 4 (15%, 32 Votes)
  • Number 1 (10%, 22 Votes)
  • Number 3 (6%, 12 Votes)
  • Number 6 (5%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 169

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Number 1


Number 2


Number 3


Number 4


Number 5


Number 6

The voting is over and we have a decisive winner!

Magen Collins won with her all-out, no holds-barred Christmas look. Magen wins the $25 Gift Card!
Thanks to everyone who participated by voting. We had a great time with the contest and we’ll be doing more like this in the future! So stay tuned!

John A Overby Scholarship Fund

The John A Overby Scholarship Fund

The John Overby Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 by David Wilson, as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of the founding of Short Sugar’s. John Overby created and perfected the recipe for Short Sugar’s famous Barbecue Sauce, a product that remains unchanged since 1949.

Scholarships are available to students attending Rockingham Community College, with a preference for current and past employees of Short Sugar’s and their families.

Short Sugar's 1960 Lithograph Print - John Overby Scholarship Fund

Recipients must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours in a program that leads to a degree or diploma. They must maintain a 2.75 GPA and should be active in other school or community events. Financial needs are considered in the application process. Scholarships may be renewed for a second year as long as the GPA is maintained.

The scholarships are funded through the sales of the Short Sugar’s 1960 Lithograph prints by Tom Butler of Madison, NC. Only six hundred full-sized lithographs were printed. In addition to the prints, fifty Artist’s Proofs were created. All of these are signed and numbered by the artist.

You may purchase one of these prints either by dropping by the restaurant on South Scales Street, or you may order online on our website. Click HERE to order online.

Back before 1949, John, Clyde, and Eldridge Overby owned a quick-stop store/grill on South Scales Street in Reidsville, NC. By 1949, the Overby brothers had decided to focus on the restaurant business and built the original Short Sugar’s Drive-In just a few hundred feet from where the original store had been.

Just before the grand opening of the new restaurant, we lost Eldridge in a fatal car crash. John and Clyde went on to open the new place, and in honor of their brother Eldridge, they called it Short Sugar’s, using the nickname so many had come to know.

2015 Christmas Giveaway

2015 Christmas Giveaway

Register to WIN this beautifully delicious holiday basket!
3 Ways to register:
1. In person Short Sugars 1328 South Scales Street in Reidsville.
2. In person at the News & Record office 1921 Vance Street in Reidsville
3. Online at this website:

You must be 18, live in the News & Record or RockinghamNOW circulation area. You can only register once to win. But you can gain extra entries by referring your friends online, using the unique link you receive once you have registered online. So get your friends to register, too!You will be able to register starting Wednesday, November 18 thru 11:59 pm on Friday, December 11. The winner will be announced on December 14 and must pick up their prize by December 22.

Contents of the basket:

2015 Chrismas Basket GiveawayPork Shoulder
Turkey Breast
Baked Beans
Potato Salad
Cole Slaw
Dinner Rolls
BBQ Sauce
Pork Rinds
Coffee Mug
Long-lasting metal pail

We’ll update this post after the drawing and let you know who won!


The winner of the 2015 Holiday Basket is Diane Clark! Her entry was selected randomly from more than five hundred entries collected from the locations listed above as well as from the online entries. Congratulations to Diane and a huge “Thank You!” to everyone who entered the Giveaway.

This is not the first time we’ve given away some great stuff, and it certainly will not be the last time, either. Keep watching us – you never know when we might do something like this again! If you have an idea for a great giveaway, be sure to click the link above to Contact Short Sugar’s and let us know! We’re always on the lookout for good ideas, and you might get a complimentary coupon for your efforts!


Our 1st Blog Post


The first time I remember going to Short Sugar’s, it must have been around 1963. My grandma, Mama Lacie, pulled the green Rambler wagon up on the right and tapped the horn. She placed her order and we sat a few minutes while our order was put together. I asked why we didn’t go in. “That’s where the men sit, honey”.

the dog

It was a really good hot dog.

Another time, just a couple of years later, Grandaddy took me with him to check on some parts for our Cub tractor. On the way home, he pulled into Short Sugar’s and took me inside.

There were about 10 stools there and we took two of the empty ones. Grandaddy leaned down and told me to be quiet and pay attention and I could have a hot dog.

I paid attention. I was quiet. It was a really good hot dog.

Fast forward a couple of decades and there I was, coming home on leave. Short Sugar’s was the first place I’d stop. “Chopped barbecue and a hot dog, please.” OK, good. Now I could head on home.

Another hunk of years pass and I’m just starting to work on my own, fixing computers for folks in Reidsville. My first customer was Short Sugar’s. A couple of years later, the original Short Sugar’s website was my first website design. Eight years have passed since then and I am happy to be updating and upgrading their website to what you see here, now.

Short Sugar’s Drive-In has been a special part of my life. Over the years I’ve grown to love the folks there, and I am fortunate to call them my friends. I can honestly say that they truly care about our community, our state and nation, and the world at large.

I feel privileged to be the first guy to publish in their blog. I’ll be posting more as time goes by and if you have any suggestions about what you’d like to see here, all you gotta do is click this link and tell me!

I hope you enjoy the site!