ELIZABETHTOWN — The annual Bladen County Shrine Club Fish Fry will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Food Lion in Elizabethtown and the Bo’s parking lot in Bladenboro. The fish fry will go on rain or shine.
Plates are $7 each and include fried fish, cole slaw, sweet potatos, hushpuppies and tea. Proceeds from the event go toward Shriner’s Hospital for crippled children.
“We serve over 2,800 pounds of fish and about 3,000 plates,” said Bladen County Shrine Club President Richard “Sling” Shaw.
Shaw said there will be a drive-thru lane at the Food Lion location. He said driver’s can look for the signs for the drive-thru lane.
Shaw said that the Shriners raised more than $20,000 last year and they are looking to top that this year.
“We always have great support from the community. We are very apprecaiteive of that support,” said Shaw.
He said that, in addition to Shrine Club members, the group also welcomes volunteers from other orgnaizations or businesses.
“We get volunteers from Tar Heel Challenge Academy in Salemburg,” said Shaw.
For groups or individuals who would like to volunteer to assist with the fish fry, they can contact Shaw at 910-874-2243.
Shaw said the group also receives assistance from many Bladne County buisnesses and groups. He said Dowless Catering helps out with ice, Camp Clearwater provides picnic tables, the Bladen County Solid Waste offers assistance with trash collection and the Elizabethtown Fire Department provides traffic cones.