Hunterdale Ruritans to serve catfish

Published 4:46 pm Thursday, November 5, 2020

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Although the COVID-19 pandemic has put a severe limit on how civic and social groups may conduct fundraisers, several of them have found that selling meals for take out is the way to go.

The Hunterdale Ruritan Club, in this case, will host a catfish dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The distribution will be at the old St. Regis lot behind Walgreens on Armory Drive in Franklin.

Capt. Bob’s Seafood is the caterer, and club members will serve catfish with green beans and potatoes for $10 a plate.

Robert White, who is a club member, said, “We raise money every year for college scholarships. In the past, we picked four students every year to receive $1,000 each.:

White added for this year, “We hope to supply some money — at least $500 apiece.”

Normally, the Ruritans present a beef BBQ wingding that draws scores of people. The restrictions created by the pandemic canceled this year’s fundraiser. He said the club usually clears over $20,000 annually, which supports 20 charitable organizations, including the scholarship.

“We distribute every bit right back into the community,” said White.

For tickets, contact any Hunterdale Ruritan or get your meals on the spot.