Fish fry raises funds for foundation’s outreach

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By Jackie Torok, Managing Editor

More than $1,000 was raised in the Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation Fish Fry in Shallotte on Friday, Aug. 30.


Monique Stenquist, chairwoman of the foundation, said 170 meals were sold during the lunchtime event on N.C. 130, in the parking lot behind First Community Bank.

The total amount raised, minus expenses, came to $1,072, Stenquist said. The fish was caught and donated by anglers who participated in a recent fishing tournament by Sheriff John Ingram to raise money for his campaign, she said.

Money raised by the foundation goes to charity, a victims’ assistance fund and the Sunshine Fund, which was recently established to help sheriff’s office staff members who are facing crisis, such as a house fire, Stenquist said. The fish fry proceeds are going into the Sunshine Fund.

The foundation’s biggest fundraiser is the annual charity ball, set for March 6 next year, Stenquist said. The amount of available funding each year varies based on the success of the ball.

Smaller fundraisers also will be planned after the start of the year, Stenquist said.

The foundation is in the process of accepting applications for funding from charities and nonprofits serving Brunswick County residents. Stenquist said a committee will chose up to three of them to receive money from the foundation’s charity ball.
To be considered for funding, nonprofits or charities should mail applications to the Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 10820, Southport NC 28461. Applications are available on the foundation’s website, www.sheriffscharity.com.


Jackie Torok is the managing editor of the Beacon. Reach her at 754-6890 or editor@brunswickbeacon.com.