By Galen Holley/NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – A group of downtown Tupelo architects is frying up catfish and fixings to benefit the Northeast Mississippi Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Court Street will be blocked between Spring and Front from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sept. 16 in order to make room for tables.
Folks at JBHM Architects started the annual fish fry three years ago as part of their HEROES campaign. Office manager Jennifer Harrleson worked with Red Cross director Patty Tucker after Hurricane Katrina, and when the opportunity came around for a fundraiser, she figured why not fish?
Last year the event raised $5,000 which the Red Cross put mostly toward disaster relief, including responding to more than 300 house fires.
“The benefit just seems to get bigger every year, and that money helps us tremendously,” said Tucker.
There also will be a silent auction featuring items like locally made furniture, car oil changes and high-end clothing.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Red Cross office on Westside Drive, or by calling JBHM at (662) 844-1822 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. JBHM will deliver orders of 10 or more placed at least a day in advance.