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Fish fry tradition to benefit kids is back

SOUTH PASADENA — An on-again, off-again Pinellas County tradition started in the 1950s is on.


Leverock's Seafood House will host a fish fry to benefit Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

For eight or nine years in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Leverock family and people throughout the community put on benefit fish fries to benefit what was then the one Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch.

It now raises money for four residential child-care campuses, one in Safety Harbor, and two youth camps.

The event grew too big at one point and was canceled. It was revived for several years during the 1990s, then stopped again. This is the second year of the event in it's current incarnation, said Pinellas County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda.

The event will be held at Leverock's Seafood House, 840 South Pasadena Ave.

The meal includes fish, hush puppies, French fries, cole slaw and a soda. Other beverages will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 on the day of the event. Advance tickets can be purchased from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office by calling (727) 582-6205 or through the Youth Ranches at (800) 765-3797.

Fish fry tradition to benefit kids is back 11/05/10 [Last modified: Friday, November 5, 2010 11:39am]
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