4th annual fish fry fundraiser to benefit local disaster relief

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office will host its fourth annual “Fish Fry for the Red Cross” and for the first time, a car show, to benefit the local Chapter of the American Red Cross. The food and festivities, including face painting, hair coloring, ring toss and bean bag toss, and the inaugural car show are scheduled for Friday, June 5, 2009 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds on Teal Road in Lafayette.

The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office is no stranger to the services that the American Red Cross provides. The Red Cross routinely provides assistance to victims affected by disasters, notably the flooding that most recently impacted Greater Lafayette, and also administers care to local emergency personnel who are called to duty during those times.

“It has somewhat surprised me, over the past four years that this particular community event continues to grow and the enthusiasm has never waned. Every year we seem to come up with new and more innovative ideas to make that year’s event bigger and better than in previous years. It is a fun and rewarding way to give back to an organization that serves us and the community we serve. I commend the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office and all the other volunteers, they do a great job,” said Tippecanoe County Sheriff Tracy Brown.

American Red Cross Executive Director Bob Wollenburg agrees.

“Our partnership with the Sheriff’s Office is a great example of how much good can come about when we work together for a common cause. We appreciate the support of the Sheriff’s Office, the sponsors, volunteers, and the entire community. It is through all of their efforts that the annual Sheriff’s Fish Fry is such a huge success,” Wollenburg said.

Tickets are priced at Eight dollars ($8.00) for adults and Five dollars ($5.00) for children age twelve and under. Pre-event tickets may be purchased during regular business hours at the Sheriff’s Office at 2640 Duncan Road, or at the Red Cross Chapter House located 615 North 18th Street, Suite 101 in Lafayette. People wishing to order tickets by phone can call the Red Cross chapter at 765-742-6975, pay by credit or debit card and have tickets either mailed to them or held on reserve at the fairgrounds. Tickets will be sold at the fairgrounds on June 5th and carry-out dinners will also be available.

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