Yantis-Lake Fork Lions Club hosting annual catfish fry


The Yantis-Lake Fork Lions Club will host its 27th annual Catfish Fry Saturday, May 14 at the Yantis ISD Cafeteria from 4-7 p.m. Menu includes fresh catfish, red beans, cold slaw, French fries, hush puppies, desserts, tea and coffee.

Dale “The C” Cummings will be the guest performer. There will be a silent auction featuring many gifts and certificates. 

The club will be selling chances to win a his and hers Smith & Wesson pistols. Winner receives both. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Winner must be 21 and pass an FBI background check. The winner will be announced at the catfish fry.

This is a donation only evening in order to enable more people to attend. Donations will benefit the Lions Club scholarship fund, which awards Yantis ISD seniors several $1,000 scholarships. 

Yantis Lions help fund local charitable project such as providing children in need of eye exams and eye glasses, donations to the Yantis and Land’s End Volunteer Fire Departments and for Yantis City Park play equipment. 

The club provides a free community-wide Thanksgiving meal and helps with the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, which focus is on diabetes and special needs

There will be a box at the door for old eye glasses and cases. These are repaired, cleaned, sorted and distributed to needy people in other countries.

For more information regarding the fish fry or becoming a member of the Lions Club, contact Lion President Mary Bass at 903-850-1765.