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Boerne VFD fish fry safe bet for delicious eats Saturday

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The firefighters and their volunteers fed approximately 1450 people last year and plan to serve until the food runs out.

Held each year at the fire department itself – 726 N. Main - the Fish Fry and Auction is a much-anticipated opportunity to eat crisp, piping-hot fried fish while contributing to a good cause.

Boerne Fire Chief Doug Meckel reports that the fish fry and auction will be held rain or shine from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

“We’re going to give it a run,” Meckel said.

Noting the importance of the fundraiser, Meckel added that money raised “is important because we buy some of our equipment with it. We need ballistic gear, we’re also looking at a drone – some of those projects that when we start budgeting get struck pretty quickly.”

As important as the money is the mingling, Meckel said.

“It has become such a community event.” he said.

“It brings everybody together to meet and greet the firefighters.”

Toby Vicknair, co-chair of the fish fry committee, said they fed approximately 1450 people last year and plan to serve until the food runs out.

Vicknair said they are doing away with the silent auction this year, but are planning a live auction and bucket raffle with items ranging from fire arms to quilts.

He said there will be a bouncy house for the kids, and live music provided by the Lost Mule Band.

A $10 suggested donation per plate is requested, and drive-through service is available for those with mobility issues.