Yantis-Lake Fork Lions Club hosting benefit catfish dinner


The Yantis-Lake Fork Lions Club will host its 26th annual Catfish Fry Saturday, May 8 at the Yantis ISD Cafeteria from 4-7.

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 during the event to win 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 fish 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. The club also helps fund local charitable projects such as providing children in need of eye exams and eye glasses, donations to the Yantis and Land’s End Volunteer Fire Departments and city park play equipment. 

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

The club also provides a community-wide Thanksgiving meal and several special events for the Village Apartments. The Lions Club 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.

A memorial monument to honor all American veterans was built at the Sabine River Authority Park/W.C. Swearingen Park at Lake Fork in 2015.

The Yantis-Lake Fork Lions club motto is “We Serve.”