UW-WC Prepares for 2nd Annual Fish Fry Frenzy

Event to Benefit HOPE Scholarship Fund

If you enjoy a good fish fry, then you won’t want to miss UW-Washington County’s 2nd annual Fish Fry Frenzy event, where who has the “Best Fish Fry in Washington County”  will be determined. Five popular area restaurants will be serving up delicious fish and sides from 4:30pm to 8:30pm on Thursday, November 1in the UW-Washington County gym.  For $20, adult ticket holders will enjoy fish and one side from each of the fabulous five restaurants, plus a free beverage. Children’s tickets (ages 5-12) are just $7.

In addition to good food, the evening promises lots of fun. Area musicians including The Manhattan’s and Gary Cross will provide live music.  New this year, a silent auction and the “Fish Fry Frenzy Coupon Booklet” featuring wonderful items and offers from area businesses will be available for purchase. For added excitement, every half- hour, a mega competition is being planned. Event goers will be able to watch on the big screen as energetic minnows race to the finish line. Weighing in at sizes ranging from one ounce to a whopping 2 ounces, the minnows are up for sponsorship for only $5 each (which includes naming rights too).

Participating restaurants for Fish Fry Frenzy include: Jug’s Hitching Post, Mineshaft/Fox & Hounds, MJ Stevens, Riverside Brewery, and Timmer’s Resort and Restaurant.  Desserts will be provided by Sendik’s Food Markets.  Beer and root beer samples are courtesy of Riverside Brewery; West Bend 7-Up Bottling Company will provide soda; and Jeff’s Spirits will offer domestic beer and wine selections.

All event proceeds will benefit the Washington County Campus Foundation and the HOPE Scholarship fund. The HOPE Scholarship fund is a special program created to help selected students with their educational expenses at UW-WC.   H.O.P. E. stands for “Helping Optimize Potential Excellence.”  According to Iva Thelen, Executive Director of the Washington County Campus Foundation, “Often times, finding a way to pay for college can be the one critical factor that determines whether a student will attend college or not attend. We created this event to help support financially challenged students in our community through our HOPE Scholarship Fund.  This is why we are very excited to introduce this exciting new annual event to the community!   It will make such a difference in our most vital community resource, our citizens,” Thelen said.

A distinguished panel of judges that includes Fox 6’s Sports Anchor and Reporter, Tom Pipines, WBKV’s Morning Show Host, Bob Bonenfant, Sendik’s Food Market Director of Retail Operations, Mark Kahl and UW-Colleges & UW-Extension Chancellor, Ray Cross will select the winner of the “Judge’s Choice award.”  In addition, those in attendance will have an opportunity to vote for Washington’s County best fish fry, earning that restaurant the “People’s Choice award.” Votes will also be cast for “Best Side.”

For tickets, contact UW-Washington County at 262-335-5208 or any of the participating restaurants. 


Sue Bausch