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Ron Smiley reports

Fish Fried for Good Cause

Posted 3:30 p.m. CDT  

 

          Jonesboro, AR--A fish fry to benefit the family of Scot Akers was a tremendous success according to organizers.  Over 700 pounds of fish were prepared early in the day and was quickly eaten, leaving organizers scrambling to find more.

 

            Scot Akers was diagnosed with cancer less than a month ago.  He had served the city of Jonesboro for more than 7 years as a policeman.  Late last week, Akers died but the community support didn’t end.

 

            Akers wife Shelly says she is so thankful for the community support.  She says the community has made a tough week a lot more bearable.  “It is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen it makes a difficult time a little more easier,” she said. Adding she is especially thankful to city offices for their help and support.

 

            The fish fry was made possible by volunteers at Riceland.  Freddie Gahr says the Riceland crew is always looking for ways to help out.  Adding the event is similar to a yearly fish fry they already hold for all emergency personnel in the area.  Gahr says, “We all have a sense of community involvement and we all like to do these types of things.” 

 

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