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Fish Fry – April 12

It’s Friday; eat fish…at the Knights Fish Fry in the St. Jude Church Activity Center. All of your favorites plus NEW options: GRILLED fish, vegetarian chili, salad, and rice. Dinner plates come with your choice of fish, 3 sides, and bread. $12 for adults, $7 for children under 13, or $40 for the whole family. $7 for a veggie chili bowl and 1 side or bread. Proceeds support St. Jude and local charities. Full menu is below.

Location: St. Jude Catholic Church, 9600 Caritas St, Fredericksburg, VA 22408 (downstairs)

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What charities do the Knights support?

The St. Jude Knights of Columbus are proud to support many charities that help people in our local community and throughout Virginia. In addition to supporting St. Jude Church, we also assist these charities and groups:

  • Mary’s Shelter – runs homes for mother’s and children (from pregnancy through 3 years after birth)
  • St. Vincent de Paul – provides financial assistant to needy families
  • Associates of St. John Bosco – helps young adults bridge the gap between high school and college
  • Special Olympics – fosters a culture of life and love for people with disabilities
  • Fr. Bader Scholarship – awards annual college scholarships to Virginia youth
  • Beauty for Ashes – provides a home for women who are recovering from life-controlling issues
  • Birthright – counsels women through crisis pregnancies and provides free pregnancy tests
  • Virginia Knights of Columbus Charities – awards grants up to $3,000 to help Virginians through financial crises
  • Seminarians – we provide direct financial support each year to a Diocese of Arlington seminarian
  • Work Camp – engages high school youth for a week-long camp to help the community and enliven their faith
  • St. Faustina Food Pantry – feeds hungry families in the Fredericksburg area
  • Loisann’s Hope House – shelters families in our community
  • The Baby Closet – gives formula, diapers, and other supplies to assist families with babies
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Complete Guide to 1940s Fashion

Looking for the perfect 1940s outfit for the big dance? Vintage Dancer has everything you need to create the perfect period look! With articles on everything from shoes to dresses and suits to hair, you won’t miss a thing.

Be sure to check out Vintage Dancer (here) for all your 1940s fashion needs!

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1940s Dance – Our Venue

Want to learn more about our venue for the 1940s Dance and Reverse Raffle?

Visit A. Smith Bowman’s website to learn about the distillery’s history and what spirits they distill.

From the A. Smith Bowman website:

Historical Highlights

A Smith Bowman bought the Sunset Hills estate farm in 1927 and opened up a dairy and granary. The farm was so abundant that he needed a use for the excess grain from his fields. In 1935, after the repeal of prohibition in the state of Virginia, he built and licensed the distillery. His sons maintained that tradition, continuing to feed the distillers grains to the dairy cattle, which were known to be the most contented cows in Virginia.

In response to the rising real estate prices and property taxes of Northern Virginia, in 1988 the distillery was moved to the current location in Spotsylvania County near the city of Fredericksburg, 60 miles away from the original location.

The Distillery Today

As a small and American family owned company, A. Smith Bowman Distillery balances time-honored traditions with innovation and creativity to produce hand-crafted spirits. Distilled from the finest ingredients, the premium products created at A Smith Bowman Distillery honor the legacy and ground breaking spirit of Virginia’s pioneers.

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What is a Reverse Raffle?

A reverse raffle awards the grand prize to the last ticket drawn instead of the first.

How does it work?

  1. Buy a ticket. $125 gets you one entry into the raffle. Yes, you can buy multiple tickets!
  2. Ticket numbers will be drawn throughout the night and posted. You need not be present to win.
  3. There will be five “lucky losers” drawn. The 1st, 50th, 100th, 150th, and the 200th ticket drawn will win $125 dollars.
  4. Before the last 10 tickets are drawn, a “Golden Ticket” will be auctioned off for a chance to re-enter the drawing.
  5. The very LAST ticket drawn will win the $4,000 grand prize.