Saturday, July 13, 2013

Indianapolis Fish Fry: Perry Township Kiwanis, July 19-20, 2013

Here's an event that's near and dear to my heart! As a member of the Perry Township Kiwanis Club, I've had a blast the last several years helping with this vital event.

And as the President-elect of the Kiwanis, I'll soon be enjoying a whole new level of work and responsibility! I hope you'll come visit us for the fish fry the weekend of July 19-20 and don't forget that you can pre-order tickets online. And thanks to Ann C. Smith for putting together this excellent press release for us. - Lisa Parrett

The Kiwanis Club of Perry Township will hold its annual fish fry on Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20, in the air-conditioned Baxter YMCA pavilion, 7900 S. Shelby St. Hours for both days will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eat-in and drive-thru dining will be available both days. The south side tradition is celebrating its 28th year.

A number of improvements are being introduced this year. Customers will now be able to charge the $8 dinner on their credit card (only for inside dining). Advance tickets can now be obtained online at for $7 plus a service fee. Businesses that purchased advertising to support the event are now gaining additional exposure through social media, video blogs, and a new sponsorship booklet.

If you're not a fan of fish, you can also choose City Barbeque or chicken. Dinners include french fries, cole slaw, and choice of drink - either Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, or water.

“This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for our club,” said President Max Oldham, “and we are pleased to be able to offer fresh, home-cooked meals at the same price we have had for several years. We are excited about the new improvements we’re introducing that we believe will enhance the experience for our customers and advertisers.”

Diners are encouraged to bring canned goods to donate to Hunger, Inc., a food pantry serving Perry Township. Proceeds from the fish fry also support many other local programs throughout the year, including RISE Learning Center, Baxter YMCA, Riley Hospital for Children, Perry Senior Citizens, and others. In addition, the club awards college scholarships to Perry Township high school students. The Kiwanis Club of Perry Township was formed in 1982.

Many hours of preparation and teamwork go into this popular event, he added. “Dinners are prepared and served by over 100 persons, including club members and volunteers from the school-age counterparts of Kiwanis: Circle K, Key Club and K-Kids, along with Aktion Club, Perry Senior Citizens, the Boy Scouts and other organizations."

The Perry Township Kiwanis Club meets at the IHOP restaurant, 7521 U.S. 31 South, Thursdays at 7 a.m. Contact Max Oldham, President, at 908-6880 for more information about the club.

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