Wayne Twp. Fire Assoc. to host fish fry Saturday

By Jennifer Woods - jwoods@aimmediamidwest.com

The Wayne Township Fire Association still plans to hold its third-annual fish fry this Saturday.

The fish fry will last from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the town hall in Good Hope, across from the firehouse which is located at 7218 State Route 753 North in Good Hope.

“We are planning to set up differently than in the past with the current COVID-19 situation,” explained Chris Wysong, fire chief of Wayne Township Fire Rescue (WTFR). “We will have fewer tables to allow separation for families and, if weather permitting, tables set up outside. We are also setting up for supporters to drive up next to the town hall and order a to-go meal or two or three.”

For a fish dinner, which comes with a fish sandwich, a choice of two side dishes and a choice of drink, it costs $8.

For a kid’s meal, which comes with a fish sandwich or hot dog and a choice of a side dish, it costs $3.

Those who don’t want a full meal can purchase just a fish sandwich for $6.

As previously reported, the funds raised during the event will go toward the Wayne Township Firefighters Association. The association has purchased various items, including leaf blowers, radio accessories and uniform shirts as well as supported training sessions, according to Wysong.

Also during the fish fry, donations are being taken for “fill the boot” as WTFR has partnered with a local Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) team, “X-Man.”

“Fill the boot” is a fundraiser for the MDA. As previously reported, according to www.cdc.gov, “muscular dystrophies are a group of muscle diseases caused by mutations in a person’s genes. Over time, muscle weakness decreases mobility, making everyday tasks difficult. There are many kinds of muscular dystrophy, each affecting specific muscle groups, with signs and symptoms appearing at different ages, and varying in severity. Muscular dystrophy can run in families, or a person can be the first in their family to have a muscular dystrophy. There may be several different genetic types within each kind of muscular dystrophy, and people with the same kind of muscular dystrophy may experience different symptoms.”

According to www.firefighters.mda.org/, “for more than 65 years, Fill the Boot has been a strong fire fighter tradition — giving families with muscular dystrophy in hometowns across America hope for the future and support for today.”

The website further explains that every boot drive helps families with muscular dystrophy in the community by funding research for treatments, supporting MDA care centers and sending kids to MDA summer camps.

“We are looking forward to making this event successful while keeping everyone safe,” wrote Wysong via email.

Reach journalist Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355 or on Twitter @JennMWoods.


By Jennifer Woods