It was a beautiful day at the St. Joseph Rebuild Center yesterday, as the Lantern Light Ministry community gathered for it’s annual Fish Fry Fundraiser. An army of volunteers, including chefs Matt Murphy and Justin Kennedy were on hand to serve up delicious fried catfish, mac and cheese, corn salad and bread pudding. In total, nearly $9,000 was raised, which will directly benefit the St. Joseph Rebuild Center, a place where the homeless and those in need can find assistance in the New Orleans area. It was a great day of many pitching in their time and talents to make it all happen!
Aside from the beautiful spirit and camaraderie of the day, personal highlights for me were catching food writer Ian McNulty in a “live” review and getting fooled by Chef Murphy’s girls, who told me they were exactly alike except for different shoes, and then went and did a little switch on me. I can only imagine how much fun they have at home!
I came home with the wonderful mantra stuck in my head – “God is Good All the Time, All the Time, God is Good” – and I couldn’t agree more!
Many thanks to all who volunteered, and also to AOH, Central City Lions Club, Da’Wabbit, Kiwanis Dawnbusters, LAOH, Parkway Bakery, Sysco, The Irish House, and Tommy the Bread Pudding Man.