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12th District Fish Fry Thursday 6 p.m.
State Rep. Jon Burns at fish fry
State Rep. Jon Burns, Georgia House majority leader, speaks during the annual 12th Congressional District Fish Fry in Screven County in 2018. The 2019 event is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Pathway Center, which is off U.S. Highway 301 about three miles south of Sylvania. - photo by AL HACKLE/Staff

Osal Evans and other citizens will host the annual 12th Congressional District Fish Fry, Thursday evening, Oct. 10, at the Pathway Center, which is off U.S. Highway 301 about three miles south of Sylvania.

The “meet and greet” starts at 5 p.m., followed by the meal at 6 p.m. Although not an official GOP event, the fish fry draws Republican elected officials and candidates but is not a fundraiser. U.S. Rep. Rick Allen, R-Georgia 12th District; Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger; and area members of the General Assembly, including Sen. Jack Hill, Sen. Jesse Stone, Majority Leader Rep. Jon Burns and Rep. Jan Tankersley are on the guest list, as are officials, party and nonpartisan, from several counties and cities.

A “God and Country” program is planned with music by Dr. Phil Bishop, music minister at First Baptist Church, Sylvania, and Mrs. Bishop.

The fish fry is open, but an RSVP is requested. Phone (912) 564-7617 and leave a message, or (912) 682-8224, or email mevanssylv@planters.net. From Statesboro driving toward Sylvania, the Pathway Center is on the left of the highway. Turn at Gate 1.

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