As UW-Washington County make plans for the popular Fish Fry Frenzy next week Thursday, October 17, twelve students are already taking advantage of last year’s fundraiser event - each with a $1,000 check which helped them pay for this fall’s college tuition.
Thanks to tremendous community support, last fall’s Fish Fry Frenzy raised over $12,000 which directly benefits the H.O.P.E. fund. Initiated in fall 2010, the H.O.P.E. fund (“Helping Optimize Potential Excellence) continues to help selected students with their educational expenses at UW-WC. Over the years, the campus has found that often good students stop or postpone their education, due to financial issues. With the HOPE fund, the goal is to keep students in school and it provides a loan that is forgiven at the end of the semester when the student completes their studies and achieves a minimum 2.0 GPA. (If for some reason, the semester is not completed successfully, the loan must be repaid.)
The 12 students who received a $1,000 Hope scholarship this fall, include:
Justin Boeldt, Slinger; James Galow, West Bend; Casey Hahn, Adell; Megan Jenz, West Bend; Ty Kaage, Cedarburg, Thomas Klein, Slinger; Casey Krakowski, Campbellsport; Felix Sepulveda-Picon, West Bend; Jordyn Toomey, Kewaskum; Frances Weiss, Menomonee Falls; Jaclyn Weiss, Menomonee Falls; and Rachel Weiss, Menomonee Falls.
This year’s Fish Fry Frenzy event, planned for Thursday, October 17 will feature six restaurants in Washington County, including: Barley Pop, Germantown; Fox & Hounds/Mineshaft, Hubertus and Hartford; Hitching Post, Kohlsville; Riverside Brewery, West Bend; Timmer’s Restaurant, West Bend, and West Bend Lakes – The Lakes Bar and Grille.
Event goers receive a fish sample and one side from each of the six competitors, and also get to vote for their favorites. In addition to the popular vote, a panel of judges also votes for their favorites. The “people’s choice” and “judges’ choice” awarded are given for first and second place for both the fish and the sides. Winners will be announced at approximately 8:15pm.
Fish Fry Frenzy runs 4:30pm-8:30pm and also features live music, raffles, silent auction, and new this year – a “Dig Dug, where you can dig for buried treasures”. More information can be found by visiting www.fishfryfrenzy.com. Tickets are $20 for adults and $7 for youth (ages 5-12). Reservations are recommended and can be made by phoning 262-335-5208 or emailing: email@example.com.