Thursday, September 12, 2013

Knights of Columbus to Sponsor Sept. 20 Fish Fry Fundraiser for Webster County Extension Center

Contact: Bob Schultheis, natural resource engineering specialist
Headquartered in Webster County
Tel: (417) 859-2044

MARSHFIELD, Mo. -- Mark your calendars and makes plans to attend a fish fry fundraiser to benefit the Webster County Extension Center. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council #10844, the fundraiser is set for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20 in the parish hall of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 515 E. Washington Street, in Marshfield.

The dinner will include fried or baked catfish, hush puppies, green beans, cole slaw, homemade desserts, and beverages. Cost will be $7 for adults, $5 for ages 5-12, and free for those under age 5. Take-out service is available.

Donations are tax-deductible, and checks can be made payable to the Webster County Extension Council. All proceeds will go to support the operation of the University of Missouri Extension Center in Webster County, which provides unbiased, science-based educational advice and programming to county residents.

“County, state and federal funding for years have not kept pace with inflation and rising operational costs. It has become necessary to also rely on private giving, user fees, and grants to continue the educational services and programs the people of Webster County have come to depend on,” said Jane Gunter, extension council chair.

According to Gunter, the fundraising goal for the year is to raise $17,000 to cover operating expenses not covered by county appropriations.

The Knights of Columbus invite and challenge other community-minded organizations, churches, businesses and individuals to provide matching funds in any amount.

For more information about this event, contact the Webster County Extension Center at 417-859-2044, by email at, or download the informational flyer and 2012 Annual Report of Extension activities from


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