Friday, October 10, 2008

Fish fry for the hungry

Tomorrow evening our church has our annual fish fry. It's an all-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin dinner with green beans, potatoes, slaw, desert, and drink. $7 for adults; $5 for kids 6-12; and free for the wee ones. Dan's Fish Fry from Huntington, IN provides the fish and tenderloin, and people from the church provide the rest. The money we take in will be donated to Community Harvest Food Band of Northeast Indiana. It's good food, a good time, and goes to support a good cause, if I do say so myself. You can eat inside, outside under the pavilion, or get it to go.

We used to do these fish fries and keep the money for ourselves - sometimes just to pay the church bills. Finally we decided that maybe we should be doing this stuff as a ministry - a way to be a blessing to others. Instead of asking people from outside the church to come and give us money for our church, we decided to do it as a way to help the community. So each year we designate the money to go somewhere else: the rescue mission, a women's shelter, or something like that. We decided on the food bank this year because they are in pretty dire need of donations, and demand has been higher than usual.

If you don't have anything to do Saturday, stop on out. Lady Jane and I will be at the front door taking money during the first shift - from 4:00 to 5:30. It ends at 7 pm.