Fish Fry Festival at Fountain Mall

By Julie Tate, Reporter

Students can enjoy a free meal and live entertainment from 6-10 p.m. this Thursday at Fountain Mall, where Baylor’s Association of Black Students, Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Baylor Activities Council will present Fish Fry Festival.

“Fish Fry is a great opportunity to spend time outside with friends, enjoying great food and a vibrant atmosphere,” said Lisa Perry, event coordinator for the fish fry. “It is a fun way to take a study break and participate on campus.”

Uncle Dan’s BBQ & Rib House will cater the event. Students will each enjoy two pieces of southern style fried catfish, two hushpuppies, farm-fresh cole slaw and sweet tea.

While eating dinner, guests will be entertained by several live musical acts.

“We will have a DJ for the first part of the event this year, and Holly Tucker, who competed on season four of “The Voice” in 2013 will be performing from 8:30-10 p.m.,” said Perry.

In addition to Tucker’s performance, Kappa Sigma will be hosting a spikeball tournament, which is a game played by teams of two and mixes aspects of foursquare and volleyball.

Registration costs at the spikeball tournament will benefit the Waco Veterans Administration Medical Center, which provides health care service to United States’ veterans.

Inflatables will be set up for those not participating in the spikeball tournament.

“Students should come ready to have a great time whether they sit and relax while eating, participate in the spikeball tournament, or let out some energy on the inflatable or simply enjoy the music,” Perry said.

Students like Houston senior Alexis Cardenas are excited about the event and are glad to have a break where they can fellowship with others.

“I plan on going to the fish fry and look forward to meeting other Baylor students at the event,” Cardenas said. “I really like Holly Tucker so it should be fun watching her perform, too.”