Benefit fish fry planned for veteran who had lung transplant

George Busot and his family.

Dat Dads’ Club of Luling will host a benefit fish fry on March 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the River Parishes Community College United Way Campus, located at 13145 Highway 90 in Boutte.

The event is being organized to support George Busot, his wife Stacy and their family. White beans, fried catfish, bread, and dessert will be sold for $10.

“George is a Coast Guard veteran and a recently had lung transplant,” Claude Adams, Dat Dads’ president, said. “He worked as federal police officer before the transplant and at one point he ran a disaster mitigation company. Right now he’s still hospitalized. His wife is a schoolteacher and they have two children. We’re just trying to do what we can to help them out.”

Preorders for the benefit are welcome and available at Meals will also be available for purchase the day of the event. In addition to the meals, Adams said there will be a raffle for a AR-15 rifle and a cornhole set at the fish fry.

Dat Dads is a non-profit organization that was founded to assist families with unforeseen medical expenses. It is now a partner agency of United Way St. Charles. The group has helped raised over $200,000 for local families since its inception in 2016. Annual fundraisers for the group include a cookoff, golf tournament and fishing rodeo.

“We get cases that pop up where people in the community have something totally unexpected come up and these sort of plate dinners are the quickest thing to organize to help them,” Adams said. “We always get lots of donations. The beauty is that people are always looking to help but they don’t always know how to. This group was started with the idea of if we can just organize people who want to help then we can do some great things.”


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Roth has both her undergraduate and graduate degree in journalism, which she has utilized in the past as an instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University and a reporter at various newspapers and online publications. She grew up in LaPlace, where she currently resides with her husband and three daughters.

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