2000 Aldersgate Road


A Whopping Success…The Biggest Fish Fry Yet!

Drumroll, please! We are excited to announce that with your incredible support, our 40th Annual Fish Fry event was the biggest and most successful yet! Thanks to our sponsors, donors, event committee and community, we raised over $104,500!

The 40th annual Fish Fry was held at Camp Aldersgate on Sunday, October 29th, from 11:30am-3:30pm. The weather may have been dreary, but that did not hold back our loyal supporters from coming out to enjoy their catfish and the festivities. Families and friends were able to gather in cozy covered seating areas while they enjoyed their fried fish, french fries, hushpuppies and coleslaw. For those who wanted to grab a meal to-go, a convenient drive-thru option was available as well.

Upon arrival, families were encouraged to start their Fish Fry journey at the activity check-in table. Participants received an activity bag with a check list of adventures to complete. Once seven out of nine items were checked off, children received a stuffed animal to “adopt” and take home. Activities included a bird feeder project with a park ranger, fishing derby, petting zoo, disc golf, touch a truck, carousel rides, face painting, crafts and a guided art experience inside one of the cabins!

Of course, we could not put on this event without the help of our volunteers. Thank you to the 130 volunteers across 12 different organizations who dedicated their time to Fish Fry this year!

We’re already gearing up for an even more incredible Fish Fry next year! Your generosity enables us to continue our mission of providing life-changing experiences to individuals with special needs. Thank you again for investing in our mission and joining us for this fun event.

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Thank you to our incredible sponsors, Fish Fry Fans and event committee!

Presenting Sponsor:

The Glasbrenner Family


Fishing Derby SponsorS:




The Mitchell Family

Treehouse Sponsors:

Roxie & John Culp



Michele & James Martin



Catfish Sponsors:






Adventure Sponsors: 

Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

Crafton Tull


Cathy Engelkes & Holly Marr

First Horizon Bank

MAI Capital Management LLC

National HVAC Service

Snell Prosthetics & Orthotics

Taggart Architects

Wade Company


Fish Fry Fans:

Martha & Bob Altom

The Aston Family

The Bennett Family

Carolyn & Harold Bernd

Kristen & Jason Chacko

Melanie & Cliff Christopher

Donna K. Easley

Bo Frazier

Kayleigh & John Mark Goings

Dr. Carey Guidry

Linda & Rush Harding

Allison Pounds Ingram

Kim & Art Kinnaman

Allison & Jerry Lorio

Bobbi & Dustin McDaniel

Chris Freyaldenhoven

Sarah & Riley Hayes

Michelle & Bram Keahey

Sonya & Mark Murphy

Patty and Jonathan Opitz

Cathy & Ken Robbins

Cathy & Lee Sing

Debbie & Michael Teague

Dr. Brad & Mrs. Jodi Thomas

Ellen Turney & Suzanne Barnes

Tim Whitley

Thank you to our 2023 Fish Fry Event Committee:

Event Chair: Cathy Engelkes

Shannon Aston, Jason Chacko, Roxie Culp, Jessica Duff, Rick Hatten, Bram Keahey,
Lisa Shahim, Lee Sing, Maybelline Strong, Alex Talley, Wendy Wood

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