By AMANDA KIMBLE
STEPHENVILLE (February 12, 2016) – It’s a community-wide feast, local tradition and held every Friday through the Lenten season. The Annual Knights of Columbus Council 10816 Lenten Fish Fry starts cooking this week and serves up a fresh, hot meal through March 18.
“The fish fries are held every Friday during Lent, except Good Friday,” Dan Delgado, a past grand knight and council member, said.
Everyone is invited to dig into good food and great company at Newman Hall at Saint Brendan’s Catholic Church, located at 1444 W. Washington Street in Stephenville.
The meal includes all the fish, coleslaw, corn, hushpuppies, french fries, iced tea and dessert you can eat. The price is $8 for children under 12 and senior citizens and $10 for everyone else.
If you’re looking to get a taste of the famed American farm-raised catfish, which Delgado said was freshly fileted last night, get there early. Past events have sold out fast, and locals have been known to line up before the tolling of the dinner bell at 5 p.m. Doors close at 7 p.m., or when the last filet is served.
For the Knights the annual event is all about community, according to Delgado.
“All event proceeds are given to local charities,” he said. “And it is our way of staying connected to the community. Over the last 15 years, the Lenten Fish fries have become a big community event, with many families joining us for a fresh, hot and delicious meal every week.”
Delgado also said diners who need to get their meals to go, don’t need to call ahead.
“All they need to do is drive up to the back side of the building (Newman Hall) and tell us how many plates they need,” he said.