Tangipahoa Parish President Gordon Burgess presented Options Community Liaison Alissa Cannon with money raised from a fish fry fundraiser. Burgess is a celebrity for the Options 2014 Fundraising Season and held the event in Amite, with all proceeds benefitting Options, a nonprofit agency that has been serving people with disabilities for more than 40 years.

“Gordon is a longtime and dedicated friend of Options,” said Options CEO Sylvia Bush. “We are so grateful that he held the fish fry again this year and for everyone who was involved with making it happen. It’s always touching to see the amazing generosity and spirit of people in our community.”

Options relies on the support of individuals, businesses and organizations to continue providing quality services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, a news release from Options said. Visit Options at www.options4u.org.