Editor’s Note: Thank you to the Ringling Eagle for writing and sharing this story this week with us!
The Claypool Fish Fry fund-raiser was held Saturday, July 14, at the Claypool community building with 118 guests attending. The fund-raiser brought in over $5,000.
The fish dinner was catered by Bill’s Catfish. Desserts and ice cream were furnished by community members.
Attending were Mike and Dona Brooks; Jay and Melissa Grace; Ray and Cindy Robnett; Jessica Thompson, Evan and Addison Griffin; Jim and Carla Griffin; June Griffin; Billy Smith; Mark Vaughn; Glenn Mitchell; Denver, Heather, Anna and Travin Weatherly; Charley, Nikki and Cole Lockwood; Rayleen Camplain and Gage McCleary; Pat and Kristie Gaines; Roy and Sandy Rochell; Jim and Deanna Williams; Phil McBain; Gil and Halie Griffin;
Cameron Williams; Billy and Sue Ann Kidd; Zane and Loretta Corley; Al Schneider and Malane Grace; Chris Kidd; Sheila Heawood; Jim and Betty Howard; Bobby and Margaret Perkins; Robert Gamblin; Steve and Julie Ravenscroft; Johnny and Rinda Griffin; and Darren Beaver.
Also attending were Junior and Bernice Ogle; Angie Sauls; Patricia Vansickle Hovastak; Lee and Jennifer Aston; Kenny and Sherry Mashore; Jerry and Mondy Smith; TJ, Danielle and Ethan Neble; Joseph Black; Biff and Frances Jackson; Bob Earl and Renell Stewart; WJ and Della Porterfield; Eddie and Karen Parker; Eddie and Sherry Pewitt; Starriett and Carolyn Watkins; Gary and Sharon Duncan; Tammie and Tina Rollins; Bennie Ruth, Brian, Shalinda, McKinsley, Dana and Mila Robertson; Jason and Sarah Vos; Steve and Jenny Jones; Paul Tuley; Ian Wilson; Case and Easton Tolliver; Spanky and Donnie S. Glenn; Jerry Dillard; Donna Butler; Tom and Seane Jones; Jimmy Snodgrass, Addison Klutts and Creede Snodgrass; Britann McGahey; Bailey Tolliver; Hunter Tolliver; Dakota and Mahlia Zachary; Rusty Mashore; Doris Pilgreen; and Cathy Wheeler Cox.
“We really appreciate the community and the donations,” said Claypool fire chief Jerry Smith. “We are thankful for all those who came out and supported us. There were so many this year and we really appreciate it.”
An ice cream social with sandwiches has been set for September 22 at 6:00 p.m. The community is asked to bring either homemade ice cream or sandwiches for the event.
The building rental fees are $50 per day for residents of the community and $100 per day for residents outside of the community.
To reserve the Claypool community building, call June Griffin at 580-313-0933 or Billy Smith at 580-313-2165.