Don’t miss annual Fish Fry this weekend

The 72nd annual Lions Fish Fry on July 16th and 17th in Eisenhower Park at the foot of the Pier is the single longest continuously operating special event that happens in Seal Beach.  This year The Lions have been working hard to make this year collaborative with the Centennial of Lions International.  As we move through the centennial year in 2016, and the current 77th year for our Lions Fish Fry, it is worth noting why the Lions produce this event?  Even more importantly, why should you attend?

In 1917, Melvin Jones, a 38-year-old Chicago business leader, asked a straightforward and world-changing question – “what if people put their talents to work improving their communities?” With this issue and some vibrant leadership, almost 100 years later, Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization. Our “Pride of Lions” is 1.37 million members in more than 46,000 clubs and countless stories of Lions acting on the same simple idea: let’s improve our communities.

Did we mention the Seal Beach Lions Club is the 2nd largest club in the United States?  That is nearly unbelievable considering how relatively small we are.

We give back to our community in events, scholarships and donations almost $100,000 per year.  Some examples are, $1,000 emergency funding grant for the LAHS Robotics team, $2,500 matching grant for the McGaugh Flagpole, a $5,000 matching grant for the update of the Marina Center, meals at the Ronald McDonald house for residents, support for all of our veterans through gift packs and support of the VA, developing leadership in our four Leo’s programs, designing and supporting the historic preservation of the Little Blue House as part of the heritage of Seal Beach.  We could go on and on, but you get the idea.  Starting on Saturday at 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. enjoy the Fish Fry.

So be sure to come down on to the Fish Fry and enjoy music, some age-appropriate beverages, fish, hot dogs or brats and the best of Seal Beach’s laid-back community feel.

Be sure to carpool too; it is an excellent way to avoid filling up all that parking on residential streets.

Prices: Fish and Chips Dinner: $10 / $8 children. Braut / Cajun Sausage Dinner: $7. Hot Dog Dinner: $6. Beer 16 oz. & Wine 9 oz: $6 /$6. Water / Soda / Lemonade Beverages: $1. Fries (ala carte): $2.