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Please note that Fish Fry 2021 has passed. If you want to learn more about how the event went, read our event recap post here.

Join us for the Friends’ 17th Annual “Fish Fry” Dinner and Auction on Saturday, October 2nd, at Fort Valley Nursery (1175 Hisey Ave, Woodstock, VA) from 4:30-8PM. A silent auction will run throughout the evening, and after dinner, guests can bid on their favorite live-auction items. Bid on terrific vacations, special dining experiences, services, sporting goods, artwork, and more.

Preview some of the items up for bid by clicking here.

Tickets: $65 individual; $100 per couple.

Individual sponsorships: River Hero ($1,500), Largemouth Bass ($1,000), Smallmouth Bass ($500), Great Blue Heron ($250).

Fish Fry Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Individual Sponsors:

River Hero: $1,500 or more and receive 6 Event Tickets + 4 seats at a Catered Backfield Picnic at Seven Bends State Park with Chief Ranger, Tom Stevens, and Friends’ Executive Director, David Brotman.
Largemouth Bass: $1,000 or more and receive 6 Event Tickets + Special Gift Box of Baked Goods from Flour & Water Bakery, Woodstock, VA.
Smallmouth Bass: $500 or more and receive 4 Event Tickets + 1 Copy of William Trout’s Shenandoah River Atlas.
Great Blue Heron: $250 or more and receive 2 Event Tickets.

Corporate sponsors:

Friend: $250, receive 2 Event Tickets to the event, plus Ad Promotions.
Partner: $500, receive 2 Event Tickets to the event, plus Ad Promotions.
Leader: $1,000, receive 4 Event Tickets to the event, plus Ad Promotions.
Champion: $2,500, receive 6 Event Tickets to the event, plus Ad Promotions.

Individual and Corporate Sponsorships made by August 20 will appear on the Fish Fry invitation sent to over 500 households.

All Sponsors will be recognized on event signage.

Corporate Sponsors will also receive recognition on our website, in our 12-monthly e-newsletters (reaching over 1,200 subscribers each), and in our semi-annual print newsletters (reaching nearly 600 households each).  Sponsors are thanked in our Facebook posts which reach up to 6,000 people per week, and our event postings were seen by over 200,000 North Fork enthusiasts last year!

Detail of floor cloth by Kay Ely-Pierce for 2019 Auction.

The event is made possible in part by our corporate sponsors:

Champion: Regulus Group

Leader: Muse Vineyards, Trex Company, Woodstock Brewhouse.

Partner: Bank of Clarke County Foundation, Cargill Meat Solutions, LD & B Insurance and Financial Services, Mountain Mystic Co., Perry Engineering Company, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Team Abby Walters/Preslee Real Estate, Veterinary Diagnostic Pathology, First Bank

Friend: Appalachian Freight Carriers, Bushong Contracting Corporation, Carmeuse Lime & Stone, Cetera Wealth Partners, DuPont Community Credit Union, H.N. Funkhouser and Co./Handy Mart, Johnston & Rhodes Real Estate, PJ Designs, River Spring Farm, Seven Bends Nursery, Valley Health-Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Yount, Hyde & Barbour, Virginia Eagle Distributing

It also wouldn’t be possible without our Individual Event Sponsors including:

River Hero: Frank Cihlar, Susan Moose, Sarah Cohen

Largemouth Bass: Bill and Judith Buechner, Bill Grillo, John Holmes, David Kaeuper and Brenda Bowman, Pat Munoz and Dorcas Adkins, Matthew Wiseman, Robert Kline, Jane and John Tesh

Smallmouth Bass: Glee Berthiaume, Dana Brotman and Michael Krass, Jay Eiche and Tanya Harvey, Ann Klee and John MacLeod, Pat McKenna, Tim Moore and Marla Miranda, Margaret Nelson, Kim Uhl and Sara Garland, Chuck and Beverly Veatch, Anonymous

Great Blue Heron: Bill and Judy Beavers, David V. Brotman, Dr. John and Elizabeth Cottrell, John and Ann Marie Cunningham, Kathleen and Peter Dalke, Tim and Catherine Dalke, David G. Davis and Jo Ann Mills, Rochelle Dornatt, David Evans, Thomas Farr, Alice Findler, Jim and Annette Fitzsimmons, Trisha and Timothy Funk, Mary Gessner and Bud Griswold, Warren and Barbara Halvorson, Martha Heisel, David and Leah Jeffers, Barbara Kirkland, John and Carolyn Kreitzburg, Margaret Lorenz, Judith Marden and Jon Anderson, Bruce and Vicki McClinton, Mark and Teri Merrill, Suzanne Montgomery, Brad Pollack, Brenda Rawlings, Michael Rohrbaugh and Lucy Banks, Gael and Steve Shaffer, Jan Sommerfeldt, Stanley and Gayle Wellard, Zelda Zadnik and Joe Schad, Rob Zimmerman and Jeanne Teller, J. Daniel Walsh

We hope to see you on October 2!