Fish fry Saturday for Gary Shiver

On Saturday June 8, starting at 11 a.m., there will be a benefit fish fry for Gary Shiver, who is currently receiving treatments for cancer. The benefit will be at Apalachicola’s Riverfront Park and will feature mullet dinners. The cost is $7 and includes mullet, Cole slaw, baked beans and hush puppies.


Project ONE: 27 to restore homes

Volunteers are needed for a faith-based home improvement outreach known as Project ONE: 27.

At the June 4 county meeting, Pastor Aaron Batey of the Carrabelle United Methodist Church told commissioners local churches are working with a group of visitor volunteers next week to restore the homes of people in need.

The visitors will stay at the Carrabelle Christian Center June 8 through 15.

The group will work on five houses in Carrabelle at a cost of $2,500 per home, and are seeking donations of building supplies. Batey said another group of volunteers will work on the west end of the county, mainly in Eastpoint.

Beatty said volunteers who want to help with the work are also welcome. “This won’t be the only time we do this,” he told commissioners, “Too often we depend on our government officials.”

The commission voted unanimously to waive building license fees for the project but asked Batey to fill in the paper work on projects. “That way, in the future, we will know how the work got done,” said County Planner Alan Pierce, noting that the sites will be visited by the county building inspector.

If you want to help, contact Batey at 322-1058 or