Nacogdoches Shriners to host annual Catfish-Chicken benefit

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Houston area flooding won't keep Nacogdoches Shriners from breaking a commitment to East Texas children needing rides to hospitals. However, a lack of funding could.

A Shriner made the trip toward Galveston as recent as yesterday. Other trips have been made to Shreveport and Dallas. The Shriners' time and public donations make it happen.

On Saturday, the Nacogdoches Shrine Club will host its annual Catfish-Chicken Dinner at the Appleby Sand Mercantile Cafe. Proceeds will benefit good work.

"We've got quite a few new patients and if everybody that knows somebody that has a kid that needs our services we're glad to do it for them. It doesn't cost you anything," said Robert Parrish, a member of the Nacogdoches Shrine Club. "Everybody is treated equally. And we love to do what we do and see after the kids."

The dinner is from 5 to 8 Saturday evening. Eat-in or carry-out plates are $10 each. The Appleby Sand Cafe is on FM 2609.

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