Meredith’s Miracles fish fry is Friday

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A group of local ‘miracle workers’ plan to feed supper to at least 500 people this Fri., Aug. 15, all in an effort to raise money for Meredith’s Miracles.

Emily Yehling, director of the charity, said the event will again be held in the Family Life Center of Southside Baptist Church.

“The men’s group cooks the fish, does the set-up and the clean-up,” Yehling said. “We get catfish from Mississippi, and the dinner includes catfish, french fries, cheese grits, slaw, hushpuppies, dessert and a drink.”

Meredith’s Miracles helps families who have to leave the area to receive sub-specialty care that is not available locally with their non-medical related expenses. Those expenses can be anything from food, car rentals, gas or lodging expenses.

The charity was founded in memory of Meredith McGlamory.

“Since 2005 when Meredith’s Miracles started, we have helped 580 families, and raised almost $400,000,” Yehling said. “That’s all from this community. I am so proud that we moved here, and that I am a part of this community.”

Tickets can be purchased at Southside the night of the fish fry, or purchased in advance from Harold’s Furniture and Flooring and at the Meredith’s Miracle’s thrift shop on East Three Notch Street.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Meals will be served from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

A bake sale will be held in conjunction with the event, and volunteers are encouraged to bring anything they’d like to bake for the cause to the Southside after 3 p.m.

Volunteers for the bake sale, anything like to bake. At Family Life Center about 3 p.m. baked goods off then. Unless 5 p.m. for dinner, then.