A $16,000 Helping Hand for the United Way

Something fishy was going on Tuesday at Captain Anderson’s Restaurant, but that turned out to be a good thing for the local United Way.

Captain Anderson’s hosted a huge fish fry with all the proceeds going to the local United Way. It was a kick-off for the organization’s new disaster relief fund.

It will help United Way affiliated agencies recoup some of the money they used to help local Hurricane Dennis victims.

The Patronis family, which owns the popular restaurant, says it was a way of sharing their good fortunate with those who were not so lucky during the storm.

About 1,600 people donated $10 each for a plate of catfish and side orders. The total donations topped the $16,000 mark.