Oolitic Kiwanis Provides Fish Sandwiches To Local Hospitals

( OOLITIC) – The Oolitic Kiwanis wanted to find a way to help the community during this COVID- 19 Pandemic. The last fish fry held by the group had to be canceled, but the community-minded group wanted to give back to the community.

David Riggs ( left) and his grandson (Right) Jackson Gore fry fish early Monday morning for both IU Health and St. Vincent’s Dunn Hospitals

Today, a few members following strict guidelines, prepared fish sandwiches to both local hospitals which include IU Health Bedford, and St. Vincent’s Dunn Hospital.

David Riggs is with an employee of St. Vincent Dunn Hospital who came and picked up the sandwiches and condiments courtesy of the Oolitic Kiwanis Club.

Some 250 sandwiches were prepared for IU Health, and 150 Sandwiches were prepared for St. Vincent’s Dunn.

Oolitic Kiwanis member Bob Ball is loading up for delivery to IU Health Bedford.

David Riggs and three other members started cooking the sandwiches around 8:30 a.m. with a little help according to Glenn Gross, President of the local club. In addition, tartar sauce and buns were also provided to all the employees from the desk clerks, janitors, and other staff who have worked tirelessly over the last several weeks during the pandemic.

” It was a way of thanking those who serve so selflessly.” Glenn Gross said President of the Oolitic Kiwanis Club. ” None of this would be possible without the best group of volunteers, as well as the community who continuously supports them.” Gross continued.

At the present time, the next fish fry on May 2nd is still from 9;30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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