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First Baptist Church Orange schedules fundraiser fish fry

Special to The Leader

Orange’s First Baptist Church will host the FBCO Fish Fry, a yearly evening of fried fish and fun that will be held on Sunday, March 19 located at 7637 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. from 4 to 7 p.m.

According to Tom Woolley, Deacon at FBCO, this is a big event for the church and its community outreach that has grown every year.

“This is our biggest fish fry yet,” said Woolley. “Last year we sold 300 tickets and this year we have 400 tickets to sell.”

The increase in seating can partly be attributed to this year’s speaker Clay Dyer, a handicapped professional bass fisherman with an incredible story that many of the church members are excited to hear.

“I am thrilled to see and hear this amazing fisherman’s testimony,” said Phyllis Casey, member at FBCO. “It should be very interesting.”

“Clay Dyer is unbelievable,” said Woolley. ”He is very impressive. He knows the Lord and lives life with a passion to serve Him.”

Many door prizes will be given to guests throughout the duration of the event.

According to Chris Smith, member at FBCO, “The door prizes include Amphibia sunglasses, golf clubs and fishing tackles of all sorts.”

“Every year there are many great door prizes,” said Woolley. “However, this year’s grand prize is a deep sea fishing trip for six out of Galveston donated by Wave Dancer Charters.”

All of the fish will be cooked fresh the day of the fish fry by members of a men’s fellowship that is held at FBCO.

Tickets to the fish fry will be $10 and can be purchased at the FBCO church office during office hours Monday through Thursday and Sunday mornings at the church’s welcome center.