Fish Fry Fun Saturday to benefit Veterans Tribute
By Carol Grey Honza
Complete dinners of finger-licking good fried fish, hush-puppies, and all the trimmings, are in the makings this coming Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Ennis, being served up by Mike Riley’s famous Fish-Fry crew. “The complete Fish-Fry dinner is being served from 5 – 7 pm,” said Dan Cook, and Marylyn Wylie, Co-Chairmen of the Welcome Home - Ennis Honors Her Heroes Committee of the Veterans Traveling Tribute event -- which will be coming to Ennis in May of this year. “We are planning on having a large crowd for Saturday, so there will be plenty of really good food, including home-made desserts,” said Cook. “Saturday will also be an opportunity for our community to come together to honor to those who have kept our country free,” added Wylie.
The Veterans Traveling Tribute is scheduled for the week of May 5-9 and will consist of numerous patriotic events honoring our American Veterans, including displaying a Memorial Wall which includes 58,000 names of fallen Vietnam Veterans, and several other Memorial displays of WWII, the Korean War and other casualties and conflicts; those who lost their lives in the 9/11 and Ft. Hood terror disasters, etc. The program will include entertainment and memorial ceremonies for each day at the event site, which will be located at the original EISD Intermediate School grounds behind Don Jose’s Restaurant here in Ennis. One of the main highlights of the event will be a Patriotic Parade on Saturday, May 8th, in which many entrants are expected.