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It’s the 49th Annual Bethlehem United Methodist Fish Fry!

A good old-fashioned social with delicious, all-you-can-eat catfish, live music and a free children’s area.

One of Franklin’s longest running events, the Bethlehem United Methodist Church Fish Fry, returns Friday, July 19. This year marks the 49th year on the grounds of the Grassland church. All proceeds will support the church’s missions, including Kathy’s Backpacks which provides new backpacks and supplies for area school children in need. The Bethlehem Bluegrass Band will fill the grounds with classic, bluegrass favorites. Returning again is the 5 Points Swing Band.

The menu includes 1,800 pounds of catfish. In addition, guests can enjoy hushpuppies, sliced tomatoes, white beans and cole slaw created from a secret church recipe. Boy Scout Troop 1 will help to serve drinks.

Handicapped seating is available in the air-conditioned gym. The event also offers convenient take-out and golf carts from parking to serving lines.

The silent auction includes artwork, sports tickets, home décor, themed gift baskets and more. The bake sale is always a popular spot with a variety of items from cupcakes and bread to brownies and cookies, says chair Jan Speer. “The church is known for some of the best bakers in Franklin and will have a huge variety of delicious treats,” says Speer.

With live music, all-you-can-eat, farm-raised catfish and a free children’s play area, the Bethlehem UMC Fish Fry can’t be beat. Head to the shaded grounds of the church from 4 until 8 p.m. at 2419 Bethlehem Loop Road, Franklin (37069).

Fish Fry tickets: Adults are $15 in advance and children, ages, 3 to 10, are $10 in advance at the church or online at bethlehemumc.com. Day of the event, adults are $18 and children are $12; ages 3 and younger are free. Hot dogs are available too.


Bethlehem UMC Fish Fry - 49th Year! , Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Franklin, 19 July 2024 | AllEvents.in

Bethlehem United Methodist's All You Can Eat Fish Fry Returns for its 48th Year - Williamson Source

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