Fish TalesBlock Number: 227
BLOCK #227 ENTITLED “FISH TALES” GOES ON THE TRAIL
On Wednesday May 31, 2017 the latest quilt block was installed on the front wall of the Hook & Anchor Family Seafood Restaurant by volunteer Mike Lucas. Gary and Tina Holmes acted as hosts and will receive the Certificate of Authenticity to display from Chairwoman Jill Lucas at a later date.
It was back in March of 1983 that Fred Boyd first opened the restaurant located on Rutherfordton Road and its success has continued for over 34 years. Gary has a wide history in the restaurant business and is now a Managing Partner of the eatery. He confirms that it is not only a favorite of McDowell County residents, but surrounding counties as well, and a special stop for visitors passing through.
Hook & Anchor has always specialized in seafood of all types and more recently has added steak selections to their menu. The addition of great steaks fills a void that McDowell County has had for some time and patrons have embraced it with enthusiasm.
Hook & Anchor is a fine restaurant employing over thirty-five and has a rich tradition as a family gathering spot. It is especially popular on Sunday afternoons when people come together to share the happenings of the week with their various “tales”. Civic clubs hold their meetings there as well as other large group gatherings.
The “Fish Tales” (not “tails”) block is symbolic of the congenial exchange of stories, sometimes possibly questionable or exaggerated. A bit of humor is hidden in the block pattern as the thirteenth fish at the bottom right corner is swimming the opposite direction from the other twelve with a look of doubt in his eye. The block is 3.5 x 3.5 feet and the fish are portrayed in a variety of vibrant colors, providing a cheerful entrance at the doorway.