by Cori Hilsgen
If you haven’t yet had a chance to attend one of the area’s Friday fish fry events, All Saints Academy-St. Joseph is hosting its annual fish fry from 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 23.
“The Fish Fry is a fundraiser, but more importantly, it is a community builder,” said Karl Terhaar, school principal. “Providing a delicious meal for numerous customers only can be done when everyone works together as a community.”
Terhaar said last year’s volunteers served more than 2,200 meals at the event which has been taking place for more than 30 years.
About 110 volunteers work at the fish fry. These include current parents and students from both the St. Joseph and St. Cloud campuses, confirmation students and alumni.
Volunteer duties include frying fish, collecting tickets, busing and waiting on tables and refilling beverages.
The annual fish fry menu will include deep-fried fish, potato salad, carrot sticks, baked beans, bread and butter, and milk or coffee.
In the past, All Saints Academy-St. Joseph school cook Mary Kay Pelkey has ordered more than 1,200 pounds of Alaskan pollock, 665 pounds of potato salad, 100 packages of bread, 90 cans of beans and 1,500 cartons of milk for the event.
Seating for attendees will be available at the Church of St. Joseph Heritage Hall and All Saints Academy school cafeteria and lower level. Take-out meals will also be available at Heritage Hall.
Author: Cori Hilsgen
Hilsgen is a contributing reporter for the Newsleaders. The central Minnesota native is a wife, mother and grandmother. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and Communication from Concordia University – St. Paul, MN and enjoys learning about and sharing other people’s stories through the pages of the Newsleaders.