Right Path’s fish fry fundraiser a success

The Right Path for Washington County held our 6th annual fish fry/fundraiser at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Friday May 16. Up against several other annual community events, we held our own serving up a delicious dinner and providing live entertainment.

Veteran fish fryer Ronnie Davis and Lions club french fry fryer Bill Standish were our celebrity chefs. TRP member Karen Waller battered fish; Carl Waller, Miriam Keith, Shirley Holland called dinners, collected tickets, sold tickets; President Dee Standish was jack of all trades in the kitchen and Justin Moody and Stephanie Davis bussed tables. 50/50 ticket sales kept us hopping and winner Bob Springer donated his share back to The Right Path.

We were so fortunate to have the very talented Billy Reiter provide our entertainment, playing Neil Young and other classics throughout the evening. Find Billy on facebook and follow his summer venues. You will be a fan once you hear him sing.

Silent auction items provided “something for everyone” and helped ensure our event was another big success!

We wish to thank the following for ensuring another fantastic summer: 102.1 The River, Red’s Tickets; Judge Williams, Schwinn touring bike; Bill and Dee Standish, youth’s first scooter; Maggie and Tom Webster, girl’s bike and helmet; VP Letha Haas, I Pad Air, Rossi Pasta gift basket and Lee Middleton doll; Karen and Peter Prigge, two antique tablecloths from Greece and Onyx lamp from Pakistan; WMOA Radio, Pirates tickets, Cleveland Indians tickets, Kansas City Royals tickets, Joey Votto bobblehead; Doreen Horn, Indian folklore pieces, crystal vase, wall hanging; Joellen Masten, two Blennerhassett Island throws, purse, beading set, baby’s 1st year photo album set, reader’s wrap and socks gift set; Food 4 Less gift cards; Cook Shoppe gift card; Twisted Sister’s gift card; June Krason, Longaberger basket; anonymous, floral picture; two first aid kits and Quit Smoking basket, Memorial Health Systems and Selby Tobacco Prevention Program; Miriam Keith, Ohio State ice bucket, silicone lids, two Chrysalis bracelets; Christie Amash, Scentsey pods; Pat Brownrigg, crystal tankard pitcher, handmade lady sock monkey, ballerina throw; anonymous, cardinal throw; Julie Wilson, Avon basket; David Browne, 2 NASCAR collectible cars; Baker and Baker Jewelers, Sparklie bracelet and gift card; Alice Chapman, Lee Middleton doll; Annelle Edwards, boy and his dog lawn statue; Cheryl Stump, 5 qt. pressure cooker. Special thanks to Cindy Bennett and Evelyn Cowell for their donations; VFW, Ronnie Davis, Wilda and Jill for all their support and hard work; our media partners, Clear Channel, Greg, Doug, Chuck; WMOA, John; Anchor; Marietta Times; United Way; ticket sellers and fish eaters; The Right Path Board; Washington County Behavioral Health Board and our many community supporters. I apologize if I have missed anyone, but as you can see our supporters are numerous!

Cathy Harper

on behalf of The Right Path for Washington County,

a United Way Agency