Knights of Columbus wrap up a successful fish fry season

BALDWIN — For the past seven Fridays, St. Ann’s Senior Center was not only sizzling with fried (or baked) fish and all the fixings, but also with community members coming out to enjoy good food, catch up with neighbors and support a good cause. 

The Lenten Fish Fry, hosted each Friday during Lent by the Lake County Knights of Columbus, wrapped up Friday with more than 100 in attendance. 

Despite the rising prices in groceries needed for the fish fry each week, members of the Knights agree this was a successful year, with around 100 people coming for their fish fry fix almost every Friday. 

“This has been our best fish fry season yet,” said Toni Granelli, of Knights of Columbus. 

Not only did the Knights help cook and serve the food, but other volunteers from St. Ann Catholic Church and the community helped wash dishes, clear tables, bake desserts and collect money. 

The proceeds from the fish fries go back into the community through Knights of Columbus projects, such as helping to fund activities such as bowling for those with special needs, and more. 

The Knights also could be seen going from table to table selling raffle tickets to also raise money for community outreach. The raffle is for first prize of $1,000 cash, second prize $500 cash, and third prize $100 cash (for five winners). Tickets are $2 each or three for $5 and the drawing will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 14, during the 50th Blessing of the Bikes at the Knights of Columbus food tent. The winner doesn’t need to be present to win. 

Tickets are available at St. Ann Catholic Church. Contact the office at 231-745-7997.