The biggest backyard party with over 1,800 pounds of fresh catfish is set for Friday, July 19 in the Grassland Community of Franklin as Bethlehem United Methodist Church hosts the 45th BUMC Fish Fry at 2419 Bethlehem Loop Road in Franklin.
Its one of the longest running events in Williamson County, Fish Fry Chairman Mike Loring says the event is a good old-fashioned social with bluegrass, swing band music, all-you-can-eat catfish and a free children’s game area – all helping support church missions.
“Each year, we host around 4,000 of our friends, neighbors and family for dinner on the shaded grounds, delicious farm-raised catfish and an incredible free, children’s area. All the proceeds from the event help support the church’s missions abroad and locally including Kathy’s Backpacks which provides new backpacks and supplies for area school children needing assistance which we will pack right after the fish fry,” Loring said.
In addition to the popular Bethlehem Bluegrass Band, 5 Point Swing band is returning to the main stage and Pied Piper Creamery will have their delicious ice cream.
Over 1,800 pounds of pond-raised catfish will be served at the fish fry along with hushpuppies, sliced tomatoes, white beans and delicious coleslaw made from a secret church recipe. The incredible silent auction includes beautiful artwork, sports tickets, home décor, themed gift baskets and more.
The bake sale is always a very popular spot with a variety of items from cupcakes and bread to brownies and cookies said Bake Sale Chair Jane Speer. “The church is known for some of the best bakers in Franklin and will have a huge variety of delicious treats,” said Speer.
WHERE: Bethlehem UMC
2419 Bethlehem Loop Road, Franklin
WHEN: Friday, July 19
4:30pm – 8:00pm
ADMISSION: Tickets for adults are $10 in advance at the church, $13 the day of the event.
Children 10 and under are $6 and
Children under three are free
For more information, contact the church at (615) 794-6721 or visit www.bethlehemumc.com.