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Bethlehem Fish Fry draws record crowd

Emily Bussey, 10 and Ellie Mayhew, 6, enjoyed face painting and balloon
animals in additional to fried catfish.

Photo by Kerri Bartlett

Over 3,000 people flocked to the 39th annual Bethlehem United Methodist Church Fish Fry held at the church July 19. “This is a record crowd for us and Grassland’s biggest event,” Nancy McNulty, spokesperson for the church, said.

The crowd feasted on 1,400 pounds of pond-raised catfish will be served at the fish fry along with hushpuppies, sliced tomatoes, white beans and delicious coleslaw made from a secret recipe.

Activities included games for children, a silent auction including several trips, artwork, home décor, themed gift baskets and more. Music was provided by 5 Points Swing and the Bethlehem Bluegrass Band.

The event provides funds for the church to purchase school supplies for numerous children in need across the county.

Posted on: 7/24/2013


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