The folks at Club Madeirense S.S. Sacramento in New Bedford spend a lot of time each year donating money to various causes, including educational scholarships.

One of those causes is raising money to help area vocational high school graduates entering a trade, to pay for tools so they can get started.

The club's Vocational Awards Committee started a fish fry several years ago to raise money to help those students. Last year, the committee presented $1,000 checks to 13 students to help them purchase the tools they needed to begin their careers.

Brandon Travers, the club's vice president, joined Townsquare Sunday to talk about this year's fundraiser.

"We started slow," he said. "The first year we handed out one award, and then COVID hit and we missed a couple of years, but last year we made 13 awards, and we would like to do even more this year."

This year's fish fry is Friday, March 22 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the pavilion on the Feast Grounds. A $20 donation will get you a fish and chips dinner, plus a cup of chowder.  A $25 donation will get you fish and chips, scallops and a cup of clam chowder. You can dine-in or take out.

"We doing a lot of things to make it a fun night," Travers said. "We're going to be heating the pavilion this year, so we hope more people will stay around. We have a great raffle this year, cash bar, plus live entertainment."

For tickets, email or call Travers at (508) 951-3809 or Doug Silvia at (508) 763-2387.

Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the fish fry.

Townsquare Sunday is a weekly community affairs program, heard Sunday mornings on WBSM.

The program highlights individuals and organizations seeking to make the SouthCoast a better place to live and work.

If you would like your organization featured on Townsquare Sunday, please email the host at

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