The Boonesboro Lions Club is proud to announce its 103rd charity fish fry, Saturday, June 2, from 1 to 6 p.m. at its Ford Hampton Road clubhouse.
According to Gaza Desi, the club's most senior member, and a club history written by current and founding member J. C. Dykes, the club began its traditional fish fry activities in 1953 and has held one or two each year for 58 years.
The club believes that this event is the longest-running fundraiser in the community. There were 56 fish fry events through 1988, and since there have been two fish fry events each year on the first Saturdays in June and in October, approximately 102 fish fries to date.
The club held its centennial fish fry in the fall of 2010.
The Boonesboro Lions Club uses the funds raised primarily to provide eyeglasses to the needy of Clark County, sponsors George Rogers Clark High School senior community service scholarships, and donates to local and Lions Club sponsored charities. The sister organization, Boonesboro Lions Lioness Club, offers a companion bake sale at the fish fry to raise funds for their charities.