Knights of Columbus converts fish fry to drive-through

WASHINGTON — Every year, the Knights of Columbus Fish Fry is a social hub. It is a place where people can sit and chat with their friends and enjoy a good meal.

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, the event has been converted to a drive-through format.

Customers can pick up meals from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Dave Schantz said the first two weeks of Lent this year the event has had around 200 customers. He said the line is quick and unless they are waiting on a fryer the team can do around 180 meals an hour.

For residents of the Halcyon House and UP Home, the meals are delivered.

Each week, the residents can order meals ahead and pay for them. On Friday, the meals are delivered at 4:45 p.m. at the facilities and the residents can eat in their rooms, Schantz said.

This is something they considered doing in the past, he said.

“It doesn’t take the place of the socializing, but it is a nice thing for them,” he said.

The Fish Fry takes place every Friday through March 26 at the KC Hall, 606 W. Third St. in Washington.