Monday, October 02, 2006

So I didn't have to make dinner on Saturday

David's dad is a member of the local Kiwanis Club

and so we were down at the Abilene Civic Center on Friday for a good cause, supping ( I KNOW this is a word ) on chicken and fish..

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Kiwanis annual fish fry attendance boosted by addition of chicken strips

By Blanca Cantu /
October 1, 2006

The Key City Kiwanis may have to change the name of their annual fundraiser from the fish fry to the fish and chicken fry.

For the first time ever in the organization's 35 years, the Kiwanis added fried chicken to the menu.

''We're trying to appeal to some more people,'' said Randy Duwe, co-chair of the fish fry. ''This way we can cover everyone.''

The meal includes all-you-can-eat fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, bread and drinks.

By mid-afternoon, about 200 more people had bought tickets for the event than last year, Duwe said.

Mark Tate, a dedicated member of about 20 years, said over the years, the attendance figures stay at a pretty level trend.

''Now that we've added chicken, who knows what the future holds,'' Tate said.

Duwe said the club will definitely will keep their new menu item.

It will probably spark an increase in the number of ticket sales, he said.

Last year, the event raised between $10,000 and $11,000 for organizations around town - mostly those that cater to children, such as AISD Peer Assistance and Leadership; Adopt-A-School Fund; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Abilene; the Boys and Girls Clubs of Abilene; Ben Richey Boys Ranch; and the Day Nursery of Abilene.

By the numbers

# 1,800 pounds of fish

# 400 pounds of chicken strips

# 440 pounds of coleslaw


Joseph A. di Paolantonio said...


sounds like fun, but it also sounds like Texas: chicken and fish covers everybody, eh? What about vegeterians? My partner stops breathing when she eats flesh or fluids from "anything with a face", fish, fowl or beastie. I remember one vegetarian gourmet restaurant in Texas... they parboiled all the veggies in chicken or beef stock "for flavour". Arggh!

Were there hushpuppies there? Not being vegetarian myself, I do enjoy fried catfish and hushpuppies. :-p

Anonymous said...

Sounds Yummy, but I have to ask. Who would eat that much coleslaw?