Locals will have opportunities to have breakfast and lunch in support of good causes on Saturday.

The Rome Noon Optimist Club’s 59th annual Pancake Breakfast is scheduled for 6 am until noon at the Rome Civic Center.  Tickets may be purchased in advance from any club member for $7 each, as well as at the Georgia’s Rome Gift Shop on Jackson Hill.  The cost is $8 per ticket at the door.  Sausage will be sold in one-pound packets for $5 each.

This is the club’s only fundraiser of the year, according to club member Scott Moody.  All funds raised will go towards youth-related projects in and around Rome and Floyd County.

Attendees may dine-in or take-out their breakfast.  Drive-through service will additionally be available.

The Coosa River Basin Initiative’s 2019 Fish Fry will take place on Saturday from 11 am until 3 pm at First United Methodist Church.  On the menu –  US farm-raised catfish filets, hushpuppies, coleslaw, cheese grits and desserts, as well as iced tea to wash it all down.  Tickets are currently available online at at $10 each for adult plates and $7 for ‘small fries’.

The Catfish King and Queen of 2019 will be crowned at 1:30 pm.  This honor will be bestowed upon the top fundraisers for the CRBI.  The Barbaric Yawps will be on hand to provide musical entertainment.

Ashley Ray, the CRBI’s Outreach Coordinator, looks forward to heading back to the Fish Fry this year. She indicates that take-out plates will be available to those on-the-go.

Fish Fry tickets may also be purchased at the CRBI office at 5 Broad Street.  For more information, call (706) 232-2724.