Fish, grits and fun at the fairgrounds Oct. 21

Published 8:09 pm Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Former governor Guy Hunt may have coined the phrase, but the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce is borrowing it for their “whim-doozie” of a fish fry coming up Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Butler County Fairgrounds.

“This is something different from Low Country boil, which we’ve had for the past several years,” said CoC director Francine Wasden.

“We thought it was time for at least a temporary change.”

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Along with golden-fried catfish and the trimmings, look for hot tomato grits, juicy Conecuh Sausage and thirst-quenching libations on the evening’s menu, said Wasden.

Bill Campbell will be serving as DJ for the evening, with David Norrell acting as emcee.

Attend and you might be one of the first to get a Great Greenville Homecoming T-shirt for free.

“We are giving away 25 or 30 of these; we’ll be tossing them out to the crowd during the evening,” Wasden said.

There are also plans to recognize all Chamber members who have joined in 2010 during the event.

“We certainly hope all our new members will come so they can stand up and be recognized at the fish fry,” Wasden said.

The ticket price for the event has dropped from $25 to $20 this year, and it’s not just Chamber members who are welcome to attend, Wasden said.

“This is a community event, and we want everyone to come and enjoy and fellowship with their friends, neighbors and fellow business owners,” Wasden said.

Barring rainy or cold weather, the event will be held outside on the fairgrounds with weather woes moving it into the exhibit hall.

Tickets are available at the Chamber office in the Depot, through any board members and will be available at the gate next Thursday night.