The town of Hazard hosts Fish Fry every year and has an incredible turnout
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) – To celebrate Independence Day, the town of Hazard hosted a day filled with July 4th themed events, the first being the highly anticipated Fish Fry.
“This is the first year back, this is the first year in two years that we have been able to organize events and I think people, whether you are working there or just attending, people are ready to celebrate. and ready to be together, ”Hazard City commissioner Luke Glaser said.
The mayor of Hazard, Happy Mobelini, said that after the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was a good change of pace.
“It’s just nice to see people come out and smile and want to be here and sit and talk. Last year we did it, but it was all driving or take out, now this year you can sit and eat with your friends, family and everything, and it’s a lot of fun, ”he said. said Mobelini.
A sentiment that resonates with members of the local community, including Perry County resident Reggie A. Cloud, who said this year’s Fish Fry was his first.
“Well I think it’s great after being locked up all last year. Everyone comes out and comes together, I think it’s a big event for Hazard and the community, ”he said.
All of this for a vacation that Glaser said was perfect for getting together.
“We have a beautiful day here, we have a day filled with events, and we want everyone to be out for it all, so it’s not just the Independence Day celebration, it’s the celebration of being able to be back together, ”he said.
Mobelini said the Fish Fry was just the start of the Independence Day celebration.
“Then we have music here at the amphitheater tonight before dark, then the fireworks, then this year we have spread the fireworks, it’s the greatest show that we’ve never had this year, ”he said.
Prepared for this large turnout, Mobelini says the city has ordered double the amount of food for the event.
In just the first three minutes, they served over 500 people.
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