The Blanco Volunteer Fire Department annual Fish Fry Fundraiser, which was held on April 10, was another success. The department cleared $16,000, which will be dedicated to a building fund to finance a new fire station.
Jen Beaudoin, who organized the Fish Fry, did an excellent job for a first-timer. I organized the dessert portion. I had so many nice ladies who brought desserts, and Blanco Cafe and Riley’s BBQ donated cobblers. Rebecca Howerton, Medora Beckmann, Laura Nieman, Cheryl Eckenrode, Deb Yorgensen, and Shirley Runyon were the workers for the dessert station.
Martha Mason and Glenn Malone kept the iced tea cups filled, while New Hope Lutheran Church members were busy working the “to-go” line.
Melvin Sultemeier from Johnson City cooked the beans; his buddies, Stanley and Paul of Johnson City, pitched in and helped cook. The delicious cole slaw was made by Dorothy Troppy. There were a lot of volunteers from Blanco and Spring Branch who helped cook, bread fish, and just pitched in where needed. Bobby Uecker made sure all the fish was seasoned just right. I don’t have all the names but, believe me, you are appreciated!
There were BVFD members, corporate board members, and other volunteers who helped. Without these volunteers, we couldn’t have the Fish Fry.
We appreciate everyone who donated items for the raffle; Jimmy Klepac for the beautiful flower arrangements; Super S, HEB, Ben E. Keith for the beer; and Blanco General for the ice. And, of course, a big thank you to everyone who came and supported the fundraiser. See you next year!
Meanwhile, don’t forget to attend Johnson City’s Fish Fry Fundraiser at the fairgrounds on May 8 from 5-8pm.