Fish fry tickets on sale

Published 4:56 pm Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing the Gulf Coast to the Camellia City.

On Oct. 28 the Chamber is hosting its second annual Seafood Supper at the Butler County Fairgrounds.

“We’re going to have a great time,” Francine Wasden, executive director of the GACC, said. “It’s going to be wonderful.”

The event is being catered by Wintzell’s Oyster House, a Mobile-based eatery that is considering opening a restaurant in Greenville.

Wintzell’s, which was founded in 1938 by J. Oliver Wintzell, has 12 locations throughout Alabama and Florida. The eatery is know for fresh Gulf seafood, and was named in Willard Scott’s All-American Cookbook for the best oysters and crabs.

According to Wasden, the menu will include seafood gumbo, fried fish, shrimp, oysters, hush puppies and chicken.

“We’re going to have plenty of food,” Wasden said.

According to Wasden, the event is about more than just “great food.”

“It’s a chance for our community to come together and socialize,” she said.

“Both Greenville High School and Fort Dale Academy will be playing (football) on Thursday, so there’s no conflict there. This is just going to be a fantastic event, and we hope everyone will come out.”

Tickets are $25 per person and no one under the age of 21 will be allowed to attend.

Tickets also must be purchased by Oct. 21.

Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce or from any Chamber board member.

The Seafood Supper is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. The event will also feature a DJ and door prizes donated by local businesses.

“We’re still collecting door prizes, so if there are businesses out there that would like to be a part of this event by donating one, they can contact the Chamber and we’ll come by and pick it up,” Wasden said.