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Lions to host First Annual Fish Fry this Friday

By Staff | Nov 8, 2010

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club is proud to present their first Annual Fish Fry on Sanibel this Friday, Nov. 12 at the Sanibel Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. and will continue until all the fish is gone.Come out and enjoy some of the freshly caught local fish, cheese grits, baked beans, coleslaw, refreshing beverages and apple pie. Even carry-out will be available!

There is an $8 suggested donation for adults and children under five will be admitted for free. All proceeds from the event will the benefit Southeastern Guide Dogs, an organization that provides skilled guide dogs to visually impaired individuals.

For more than 26 years, the Southeastern Guide Dogs have provided independence and freedom to people with total blindness and all types of vision loss, including macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. Currently serving more than 800 active guide dog teams, they also provide additional training to civilians and veterans.

“We’re looking forward to hosting this new event and continuing our support and service to such great organizations in our community,” said Tom Hoover, The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club’s president. “We hope everyone comes out to support such a great cause.”

Notable guests and servers will be the honorary Lioness Judie Zimomra, Lion Mick Denham, honorary Lion Tommy Gray and his Lion guide dog, Jackson. The Southeastern Guide Dogs will be sending their local trainers from Fort Myers along with some puppies in training. Fresh local fish will be provided by Lion fisherman Danny Duncan.

All parking will be exclusively in SCA’s lot and Lion volunteers will be on site to direct arriving guests. No parking is permitted in the Schoolhouse Theater lot. All parking is limited to the SCA’s side of the street for public safety.

Bailey’s General Store is the event’s title sponsor. Additional sponsors include Island Graphics, Sanctuary Island Electric, Sanibel Air Conditioning, Island Pharmacy, Lily & Co. Jewelers, Nave Plumbing, Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank and Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings.