With the Lenten season comes fish, and the Stephenville Knights of Columbus are helping area residents stick to their diets through their annual fish fry.
For more than 10 years, the Knights have held a Lenten Fish Fry and used the proceeds to help area organizations. The event started out with homemade fryers that were used outside, but thanks to Mike Hall, three professional fryers were found and installed in the Knights of Columbus Hall.
“The Lenten fish fry is a wonderful way for the Knights of Columbus to provide a great meal for a low cost with the proceeds going to charity,” said Ben Cornish, deputy grand knight.
The event is held from 5-7 p.m. every Friday night during Lent at Newman Hall on Lillian Street.
Tickets are $6 for children under 12, $7 for senior citizens and $8 for all other tickets and take-out orders.
Included in the meal is fish, coleslaw, corn, hushpuppies, French fries, tea and homemade desserts that are made by the wives of the parish.
Proceeds from Friday’s dinner will go to Tarleton State University’s TREAT program.
“You can get a fish dinner at a lot of places for this price, but this is the only meal in town where the money goes right back into the community,” said District Deputy Dan Delgado.
March 13 proceeds will go to Project HOPE; Cross Timbers Pregnancy Care Center will receive the proceeds from the March 20 fry; Dublin Senior Citizen’s Center will receive the proceeds from the March 27 fry; and proceeds from the final fry on April 3 will go to St. Mary’s Catholic Church building fund.