Perry Knights of Columbus serve first Lenten Fish Fry Dinner of season

The magic happens as Juan Arceo and Chris Hinds batter fresh pollock in Hinds' "secret recipe" coating, which always draws more than its fair share of enthusiastic reviews. Friday was the first of six Lenten Fish Fry dinners to be offered this year by the Perry Knights of Columbus. Serving is from 5:30-7 p.m. at St. Patricks Catholic School.

There was nothing fishy about the fellowship and tasty vittles offered by the Perry Knights of Columbus Friday at the St. Patricks Catholic School gym.

The first of six weekly Lenten Fish Fry Dinners was well-attended, with hungry diners partaking of a variety of delectable choices. Alaskan pollock is the fish of choice, and is served fried (in Chris Hinds’ famous and closely guarded secret recipe coating) or baked, and is also available as a fish taco, with fried jumbo shrimp available for an additional cost.

Baked potato, grilled cheese, cole slaw and a wide selection of homemade desserts were also available. New this year was the first of what will be weekly surprise offerings from Fr. Chris Reising, who provided well-received pescado empapelado, or steamed fish with vegetables.

Dinners are $8 for adults, with kids up to age 10 only $4.50. Jumbo fried shrimp can be added for $2 per dinner. Families can choose to pay a flat rate of $25. Serving is from 5:30-7 p.m. for each of the next five Friday evenings.

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal charity founded in 1882. Now extending to several nations, the KC’s provided worldwide charitable donations of $185.6 million while volunteering a worldwide total of 75.6 million hours to needy causes last year alone.


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