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FUMC brings back fish fry for Fourth

First United Methodist Church of Greenville brings back the Glorious Fourth with its Third Annual Community Fish Fry and July 4 Celebration, set for 10 a.m. until in Confederate Park on Saturday, July 4.

“We have another great day planned for the community. We’re bringing back our very popular fish plates, and this year we will offer even more, including pond-raised catfish, bass, bream, red and white fish along with the fixins,’” said Steve Davison of FUMC.

The morning will kick off with a children’s parade around the park, with participants encouraged to decorate their bikes, trikes and wagons with all-American spirit.

Participants should assemble at 9:30 a.m.

Children’s activities, including face painting, sidewalk chalk art, helium balloons, bean bag toss and more, are all planned.

Lunch will be served beginning at 11 a.m.

Live entertainment from local talents such as Andy McKeown, Diane Smith and the FUMC Praise and Worship Team is on tap.

“Anyone who would to share their musical talents in the patriotic, country gospel or praise and worship style is welcome to come and be a part of the day,” McKeown said.

The event is free to the public.

Local businesses and agencies have already donated supplies and services, including Greenville Parks and Recreation, Greenville Super Foods, Wal-Mart and the Butler County Cooperative. For more info, contact Steve Davison at