For nearly half a century now, the Tomball Rotary Club has filled up the springtime air with the smell of fried fish, during their annual fish fry fundraiser. April 26 will be that time once again, as members prepare for the 44th annual fish fry fundraiser at Juergens Park in Tomball.
This year members decided to go back to a past formula, as they will auction off a classic car, a 1979 Corvette, during the event.
"After having new vehicles the past few years, there was an overwhelming response for us to go back to raffling a classic car," said Rotary President-elect Craig Bogner. "We went and did extensive research and found this Corvette in The Woodlands."
The Corvette is a dark red color, with an automatic transmission, t-tops and a powerful 350 engine. Raffle tickets for the Corvette may be purchased for $100 each.
Tickets for the fish fry are $10. Last year Rotary served more than 1,500 people at the event.
"All money raised goes back into the community, either through local charities or in scholarships at the local schools," Bogner said.
Bogner also mentioned that there will be a silent auction and a live auction, as well as a toy raffle.
The event starts at 5 p.m., at Juergens Park on Ulrich Road, in Tomball. Tickets can be purchased through any Rotary member, or at Kwik Kopy in Tomball, D & S in Tomball, or The Racing Station in Tomball.