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30th Annual Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Returns

2/15/2009 - 11:58 AM PST

Catholic PRWire

30 years of annual Lenten fish fries at St. Mary Immaculate
Prices held to 2008 levels
Over 7,000 dinners anticipated to be served

Plainfield, Illinois (February 15, 2009) - With the fast approach of Lent 2009, the Knights of Columbus, Good Shepherd Council 5573, announced today that the 30th annual Lenten Friday Fish Fry will take place at St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 South Route 59, Plainfield from 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm starting February 27 and running each Friday to April 3, 2009. During the 2008 Lenten season over 7,000 meals were served. In light of the economic times, the Knights announced no increase in dinner prices for 2009.

Long an annual staple of the Plainfield community, the weekly fish fry will feature several meal options on the menu with Icelandic Cod and shrimp dinners, as well as Deacon Jim's Grilled Cheese sandwich, better than 'Mickey D" fish sandwich and by the slice cheese pizza. All fish is battered and deep fried in peanut oil, meaning 0 Trans Fats. Diners with allergies to peanuts or peanut derived products should order the cheese pizza or the grilled cheese sandwich. Dinner choices include baked potato or fries, coleslaw, roll and butter. Beverages including pop, water, cocktails, beer and wine are available for purchase at the cash bar. The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights will be sponsoring the annual dessert table of homemade delicious treats.

Each night a 50/50 raffle will be conducted and throughout the entire season of Lenten fish fries. Other raffle tickets and games for kids are available for purchase for additional prizes to be awarded at the conclusion of Lenten fish fry. Carry-out orders may be placed by calling 815-436-2651, extension 841 between the hours of 4:00 to 7:00 pm.

The money raised from this annual event is donated to local charitable organizations, churches and to support the seminarians of the Diocese of Joliet.

The Knights of Columbus, Good Shepherd Council 5573, of St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Parish is a Catholic fraternal organization of over 300 members. Founded in 1964, the Knights, Squires and Ladies Auxiliary of Good Shepherd Council 5573 perform works of service to the community through volunteer activities and charitable donations, supports the worldwide Catholic Church and its teachings. It is a family oriented organization with a Ladies Auxiliary and a Squires program for young men in fifth grade and above to learn the values of charity, patriotism and service. Above all, the Knights seek to enhance and live the gospel teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Founded over 120 years ago by Fr. Michael McGivney, Knights all over the world support his canonization to Sainthood.


Knights Of Columbus, Council 5573, St. Mary Immaculate  IL, 60544 US
Michael Krivich - PR Volunteer, 815 351-0671


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