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Fish Fry Friday Begins February 12

By Staff | Feb 4, 2021

FISH FRY HOSTS -- Members of eight community organizations will host weekly Lenten Fish Fries at the VFW in Emmetsburg this year. Pictured (from the left) are Wayne Turck, VFW; Audrey Baatz, Emmetsburg Rotary; Chuck Roberts, Knights of Columbus and VFW; Diane Elbert, Multi-purpose Center; Carol Koenck, VFW Auxiliary; Nathan Schneider, ILCC Student Senate; Bertha Mathis, Catholic Daughters of the Americas; and Mike Kehr, Knights of Columbus. Fish Fries will be held every Friday from Feb. 12 to April 2, with serving from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Carry-out is available with pick up after 4 p.m. by calling 712-298-0883. -- Joseph Schany photo

** UPDATE as of 2/4/2021 ** The Fish Fries set to begin Friday, Feb 12 will be carryout/pick up only.

Members of VFW Post #2295 are making plans for weekly Lenten Fish Fries set to begin Friday, Feb. 12.

Representatives from eight community organizations will host the weekly fish fries at the VFW Post Home in Emmetsburg.

• Feb. 12 – Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW

• Feb. 19 – Catholic Daughters of the Americas

• Feb. 26 – Iowa Lakes Community College Student Senate

• March 5 – Knights of Columbus

• March 12 – Emmetsburg Rotary

• March 19 – Emmetsburg Kiwanis

• March 26 – Multi-purpose Center

• April 2 – Swim Team

Meals will be served at the VFW from 5 to 7 p.m., according to Terry Chamberlain, VFW Commander.

“People who come to the VFW for their meal will be required to wear facial masks,” said Chamberlain.

This year, due to the ongoing coronavirus, club members will be serving guests in the hall after they sit down at a table. People will not be picking up their meals cafeteria style, as in the past.

“When they come into the building, they will fill out a slip with their choice of food and take a seat. Servers will bring food to the table, along with individual bags of condiments and plastic silverware,” Chamberlain explained.

Choices with the fish dinner include: baked potato, corn, beans, and, mac and cheese.

Chamberlain noted, with social distancing in place, limited seating is available. There will be only 120 seats available at the VFW.

Carryout food orders may also be placed. For carryout/pickup, call 712-298-0883 after 4 p.m.