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North Shore Rotary Fish Fry sets record for people, dollars

Rotarians Jim Wadzinski, Ryan Dagley, Raffle winner Dr. Chris Warford, and Rotarian Bill Palko view the new Toyota Tundra truck that Warford won in Saturday’s drawing. About 1485 tickets were sold for the raffle for a new vehicle.

NORTH SHORE – Catfish or Crawfish? It didn’t matter, you had a good meal and a great time at last Saturday’s 44th Annual Rotary Fish Fry. And at the same time, Rotary raised a record amount to use for community projects.

Event chairman Ryan Dagley, and club president Bill Bowes, reported that the club made about $470,000 in ticket sales, live and silent auctions, and sponsorships.

Auctioneers Bill Busby and Scott Stephens brought record prices for the 86 lots in the Live Auction. Auction items varied from simple wine baskets, to exotic such as a 1-1/2 hour helicopter tour of Houston. Other unusual items included overnight stays at resorts, tickets for several sports events, fishing trips, signed sports memorabilia, and a 6- week-old Golden Doodle puppy!

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