RiverPark catfish fry Oct. 17

Published 9:39 am Thursday, October 8, 2015

COOLEEMEE – If you are hungry on Saturday, Oct. 17, there shouldn’t be any question about where to head—that would be to the Bullhole for the 13th Annual Catfish Fry which will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.

It’s advertised as the best catfish you will ever eat.

There’s usually a nip in the air and leaves have started to turn – but there are always mounts of fried catfish, hush puppies, fries, and coleslaw ready. For $8, one also gets an Apple Ugly dessert and a cold drink from the Cheerwine cart.

Lines are not nearly so long as organizers have a separate to go line and one for those who have purchased tickets.

The silent auction is always popular.

“We are always grateful to all those businesses and organizations that donate items and services to auction off at the fish fry. People love to bid,” says event coordinator, Mike Garner.

Proceeds go to keep RiverPark open, clean and safe.

RiverPark is an 80-acre nature park along the banks of the South Yadkin River in Davie and Rowan counties. It is operated by a nonprofit, volunteer organization.  Volunteers and donations are always needed: PO Box 735, Cooleemee, 27014.Visit www.bullhole.com.

Tickets are available in Cooleemee at Village Auto, the Zachary House and Town Hall, in Mocksville at the Chamber of Commerce and at the LandTrust in Salisbury. Tickets can be purchased the day of the events at RiverPark at 645 Erwin Temple Church Road, Woodleaf.