Fire museum hosts fish fry on Friday

The Biloxi Fire Museum, officially known as West End Hose Co. No. 3 Fire Museum and Education Center, is hosting another of its fish fry luncheons on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and be forewarned: The event will sell out.

Fried fish or fried shrimp plates will be $8 a piece. Desserts and soft drinks also will be available, with the funding used to help defray the costs of operating the all-volunteer museum.

“The museum board serves anywhere from 250 to 325 plates,” Fire Chief Joe Boney said. “We never have any complaints, and we never have anything left well before 2 o’clock rolls around.”

Those interested can either dine-in at the museum, a 1930s-era former fire station at 1048 Howard Ave., or take out is available. Phone orders will be taken between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Friday. Call 228-435-6119.

“This fish fry is a big deal for us,” Boney said. “The money we raise is used to help keep the museum’s parade trucks in shape to roll in parades, and the money helps up upgrade and maintain the many exhibits and artifacts we have in the museum.”

The museum, which first opened in 2000, is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday or by appointment. The admission? “It’s free,” Boney said. “We’ve found it’s better to accept donations.”
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