CLEARWATER - The clearwater historical society is hosting its annual spring fundraiser fish fry Saturday, May 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ross Norton Recreation Center, 1426 South Martin Luther King Ave., Clearwater.
Adults will be admitted for a $12 donation and children age 12 and under for a $6 donation, which includes all you can eat fried freshwater catfish and hush puppies, along with grits, cole slaw, ice tea or coffee. Parking is free.
Net proceeds go to the maintenance and upkeep of the historic Plumb House Museum located immediately to the north of the Ross Norton Recreation Center. After eating, guests are invited to visit the Plumb House, 1380 South Martin Luther King Avenue. Admission is free.
The museum exhibits many historical documents, early clearwater photographic collections, period furniture, as well as a fine collection of uniforms, bats, balls and pictures of clearwater's most famous sports team, the Clearwater Bombers. Between the 1940s and 1990s, the men's fast pitch sofball team won 10 world championships.
This year's fish fry is being combined with the sixth annual Bombers' reunion. About 25 to 30 former Bombers are expected to attend.
Clearwater Mayor George cretekos will read the city's proclamation declaring May 3 as Clearwater Bomber Day. Jan Lasley, Miss Clearwater Bomber of 1962-63 is scheduled to attend.
For tickets to the fish fry, Call 804-2073 or 442-9011. For information about free tours of the Plumb House, call 446-2676 or 399-1412.
The clearwater historical society receives no Financial assistance from the city of Clearwater, Pinellas county, the state of Florida or the federal government to pay for the historic house. The fish fry is the only major funding source to pay the growing costs of maintenance, utilities, vandalism repairs and insurance.