The first Friday of the Lenten season is February 19, however because of frigid weather conditions, the Knights of Columbus Fish Fry will not start until February 26.
New this year because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the annual fish fry has planned a drive-through pickup of the food served.
Because of the pandemic, all the workers will be wearing masks and gloves to serve the meals.
But as in the past, it will be at 702 Holbrook, at Kennedy Gym, which is a part of Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church.
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s organization, that has a “great tradition of fish fry’s nationwide,” Mark McCoy, spokesman for the group said.
On Friday, Feb. 26, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. the first meal will be served through the drive-through set up, and continue each Friday until the end of March. Easter is April 4 in 2021.
The meal had to be simplified this year because it is a drive-through, McCoy said.
“Meal #1 will be catfish, french fries and coleslaw, Meal #2 is catfish, cod, fries, and coleslaw and Meal #3 is baked cod with fries and coleslaw,” McCoy said.
There will be no home-made desserts this year that have been provided by the ladies of the parish in past Lenten fish fry meals.
Logistically, it would not work, McCoy said, since the drive-through was new this year.
The annual Lenten fish fry is also a community event where lots of conversations happen between attendees, McCoy said.
“We look forward to going back to sit down dining” in the future, he said.