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Catfish, music on schedule for Rotary Fish Fry
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For the $10 price of a ticket, area citizens can enjoy a catfish meal, hear top-rated local music, treat their kids to jumping joy in inflatable features, and support worthy causes from Books from Birth to weekend food aid for Warren County students.The second annual McMinnville Rotary Fish Fry, set for Saturday, June 1, on the West Lawn of Security Federal, will offer generous portions of fresh-cooked catfish, hushpuppies, beans and cole slaw, with serving from 4 to 7 p.m. Door prizes will include several $50 gift cards for purchases at Warren County businesses.“Our first fish fry last year was a big success and we hope to build on that success in our second year,” Breakfast Rotary Club president-elect Pieter van Vuuren said. “We are more than doubling our fish-cooking facilities, and we’re geared up to serve more people more quickly. Our plan is to reduce the wait time to a minimum and to serve the meal at its peak of perfection and taste.”Profits from the event will help fund Warren County’s Books from Birth early reading program and the weekend food supplements for economically disadvantaged students, an ongoing humanitarian project known by the acronyms FUEL or REACH. Other beneficiaries will be Petey’s Project, providing equal-access playgrounds for handicapped children, as well as overseas programs including Romanian orphanages and safe drinking water in Namibia, Uganda and Haiti.The fish fry also supports scholarships for Warren County High School graduates, as well as Tennessee Tech and Motlow State Community College students, Noon Rotary Club president Dan Bryant said.