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Photo Caption: A young volunteer displays food prepared for dinners served at a Friday evening fish fry.
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BENSON: The Knights of Columbus, St. Francis of Assisi Council No. 4293, will have a fish fry on Friday, March 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Benson American Legion, 121 N. Main St. The menu includes walleye (all you can eat), french fries, coleslaw, applesauce, and a drink. The cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 5 to 12. Proceeds will benefit the council’s charitable causes.
BLOOMINGTON: St. Mary School, 603 W. Jackson, will host a fish fry on Friday, March 6, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. In addition to the fish (all you can eat), the menu includes potatoes, green beans, dessert and a drink. Tickets for adults are $7 if purchased in advance or $8 at the door. The cost for children, ages 6 to 13, is $5. Children 5 and younger eat for free. For advance tickets, send email to FishFry@StMarysSchool.net or call the church office at (309) 827-8526. All proceeds will support St. Mary School.
BLOOMINGTON: St. Patrick Church of Merna and the Knights of Columbus, Father Joseph Boylan Jr. Council 15175, are sponsoring a Lenten Fish Fry on all Fridays of Lent from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Elementary School, 1909 E. Lincoln. The menu includes cod fish, baked potato, cole slaw, dessert and beverage, with cheese pizza as an alternate entree. Cost is $9 per adult, $5 per child under 10. Proceeds from the fish frys support the following groups: March 6 — Holy Trinity Builders Club; March 13 — Moms Morning Out; March 20 — Boy Scout Troop 19; March 27 — Holy Trinity School Dads Group and Knights of Columbus Council 15175.
DALZELL: St. Thomas More Parish will host a fish fry on Friday, March 13, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall, 302 Chestnut St. The dinner, which follows the 4 p.m. Mass and Stations of the Cross, includes fried fish, french fries, coleslaw, bread and desserts. Cost is $7 per adult, $4 per child ages 5 to 10, and free for children under five. Carry-outs will be available.
EAST PEORIA: The Knights of Columbus will hold a fish fry on Fridays, March 6, 13, and 27, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Monica’s Hall, 303 Campanile Drive. In addition to the fish (all you can eat), the meal includes baked potatoes, lettuce salad and rolls. The cost is $7.50 for adults and $3.50 for children. Hot dog plates are $3. The proceeds will be donated to the Msgr. E.L. Grzybowski Community Charities.
ELMWOOD: St. Patrick Church, 802 W. Main St., is holding a catfish and shrimp fry every Friday through March 27, serving from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The menu also includes potatoes, applesauce, coleslaw, roll, drink and dessert.
EUREKA: The Men’s Club of St. Luke Parish will sponsor a fish fry on Friday, March 27, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Church, 904 E. Reagan Drive. The cost for the all-you-can-eat meal — which includes hushpuppies, potato salad, green beans, bread and beverage — is $9 per adult and $6 per child (12 and under). Carry-outs are available. Desserts prepared by the Ladies Guild will be available for purchase.
GENESEO: The Knights of Columbus Council 7817 will host fish frys on Fridays, March 13 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Malachy Hall, 595 E. Ogden Ave. The dinner will include fish, coleslaw or applesauce, bread, dessert, and beverage. A free will donation will be accepted, with proceeds benefiting the Knights’ Scholarship Fund and other local charities.
HENRY: The Knights of Columbus are having a smelt and fish fry on Friday, March 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the River Valley Bowl, 1000 Western Ave. The menu also includes corn fritters, baked potatoes, green beans, coleslaw and beverages. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children younger than 6. Carry-outs will be available.
MAHOMET: Our Lady of the Lake Church, 501 W. State St., is holding a fish fry every Friday through March 27, serving from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The menu includes fried or baked tilapia, potatoes, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, dessert and a beverage. The cost is $9 for adults and teens, and $4 for children ages 5 to 12. Carry-outs will be available.
METAMORA: Our Lady of Sorrows Council No. 3060 of the Knights of Columbus will hold a fish fry on Friday, March 6, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Snyder Village Center, 1200 E. Partridge St. The menu includes walleye, grilled cheese, potato salad or baked potato, vegetable, applesauce, bread and a beverage. The cost is $7.50 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children younger than 5. Take-outs are available. Proceeds benefit the council’s charities. Donations are welcome.
MENDOTA: The Knights of Columbus are planning a fish fry every Friday in Lent through March 27. The buffet (all you can eat) will be open from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and held at the Mendota Elks Club, 707 Indiana Ave. The menu includes boiled and fried fish, baked potatoes, boiled potatoes and onions, or french fries, coleslaw, dinner rolls, soft drinks and dessert. The cost is $10. A child’s meal of grilled cheese and french fries is available for $3. For carry-out orders, call (815) 910-6176.
MONMOUTH: The Monmouth Knights of Columbus will hold a fish fry every Friday through March 27 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 120 S. Sunny Lane. Meals will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Carry-outs are available. The cost is $11 for adults and $6.50 for children.
NAUVOO: Alleman Council 1853 of the Knights of Columbus is planning a fish fry for Friday, March 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1279 Mulholland St. The menu includes fried catfish fillets, potato salad, coleslaw and vegetarian baked beans, with pie for dessert. Carry-outs will be available. A free-will donation will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit the council’s charitable causes.
PEORIA: The Knights of Columbus, Spalding Council No. 427, will host a Lenten fish fry every Friday during Lent from 5 to 7 p.m. at the club on Radnor Road off Willow Knolls Road. Prices are $10 per adult or $5 per child’s portion. The menu includes a choice of whole catfish, catfish fillet, fired shrimp or baked cod, child’s macaroni and cheese, baked potato, french fries or potato salad, coleslaw, bread and butter and beverage.
PEORIA: The second annual Irish Fest and Fish Fry benefiting the Maggie Bertram Foundation for the Fine Arts will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 13, at Holy Family School, 2329 W. Reservoir. The dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. and include catfish, walleye, baked tilapia, pizza, and more. Children’s activities, Irish dancers, and a silent auction are planned, and the evening will continue with live music from 7 to 10 p.m. Maggie was an artist, dancer and musician who was killed in a tragic car accident in 2012.
PRINCETON: St. Louis School, 616 S. Gosse Blvd., will have a fish fry every Friday in Lent, serving from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The menu includes fried or baked fish (all you can eat) and all the trimmings, as well as a beverage and dessert. Take-out orders may be placed after 3 p.m. on Fridays by calling (815) 872-8521.
SILVIS: The Blessed Father Pro Men’s Club of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 700 17th St., will host a fish fry every Friday of Lent (except Good Friday), from 4 to 7:30 p.m. The menu features your choice of fried catfish or shrimp, baked cod, or grilled cheese sandwich, and includes baked potatoes, macaroni and cheese, Texas toast, bean tostadas, and a salad bar. The cost is $11.