The annual Lenten Fish Fry, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, St. Colman Chapter, is geared up and ready to go.
The first Lenten fish fry will be on Friday, Feb. 12 and will run for the following five Fridays. The hours are 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at St. Colman Catholic Church, 219 South North St. in Washington C.H.
The fish fry is open to the public and, following each Friday night dinner, will be the Station of the Cross starting at 7 p.m. and this, too, is open to the public.
The menu consists of fried or baked Alaskan Pollack and Alaskan cod fishtails, or fried shrimp poppers. Also, green beans, corn, baked potatoes or french fries and, Mae Johnson’s famous cole slaw. Also on the menu is tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. The ladies of St. Colman bring in homemade cakes, cookies, brownies and pies for dessert. Drinks include coffee, decaf and regular, lemonade, sweet and non-sweet tea, and all the condiments needed for the dinner.
There is also a carry-out service. For carry-out orders, call Jim Garland, one of the organizers of the event, on Feb. 12 at 740-572-1707 starting at 4:30 p.m.
What started out as two electric flyers for the frying of fish had turned into five propane deep fryers, an expanded menu and 25 to 30 people helping to make these dinners a success. All proceeds from the annual Lenten Fish Fry go back into the community in the way of donations to local organizations and scholarships to local students.
The annual fish fry is a fixture in Fayette County. According to Paul Ondrus, another of the event organizers, “We invite everyone to come and eat; it makes no difference where you go to church. The price is comfortable and the fellowship is as good as the menu.”