Erath County is indeed blessed with communities that care.

Much of what makes living in and around Stephenville so special are the many organizations that focus their efforts on improving lives and helping those in need.

And perhaps no other organization does more for Erath County than the United Way.

Every year, ECUW sets out on an ambitious mission to raise tens of thousands of dollars that will be used to benefit area organizations that mentor youth, assist the abused and provide after school care for children as well as meeting many other needs.

This year's goal is $275,000.

On Wednesday, ECUW will officially kick off the campaign with its annual fish fry at City Park, an event hundreds of people look forward to every year.

The fish is prepared with plenty of love by the renowned chefs of the Knights of Columbus - and the family-friendly dinner is affordable.

Come to Stephenville City Park for dinner Wednesday. Say hello to your neighbors, enjoy live music by local praise bands and do something good for your community and your spirit.

You'll be glad you did.

- The Stephenville Empire-Tribune