Local businesses hold free fish fry for homeless in Toledo

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Something fishy was up in Toledo's Uptown area on Adams Street on Saturday.

The less fortunate were treated to a free fish fry.

The event was put on by Mark Locket, who owns the catering firm, Angler's Best.

Locket is also the local Dallas Cowboys Booster Club "Star Status Cowboys Connection" of Ohio.

Members like to say this is a "club with a conscience."

They went out and reeled in nearly nearly 500 pounds of white bass, perch, catfish and walleye from Lake Erie.

The fryers were set up and after three hours 200 folks were fed.

They were also treated to ice cream from Frozen Frenzy as well as french fries, cupcakes and some wings.

Members believe it's important to feed the needy as a way to give back to the community.

However, there's also a message they want to send out to politicians about keeping Lake Erie clean and not green.

"We thought it would be important that our city government and leaders understand how important it is to keep Lake Erie clean for us to do projects like this," Lockett said.

Some of the other events the club does include school backpack and coat drives.

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