Seton Parish All-You-Can Eat Fish $11

March 1, 2023
By Anna Gasser, POL Intern

Are you looking for a tasty and satisfying way to observe Lent, or just to get a dinner that requires no work on your part and supports your community? If so, you might want to check out the Seton Parish Fish Fry, a weekly event that offers a dinner of either pollock (fried or grilled) or baked salmon, along with a variety of delicious sides and a fully stocked dessert table.

The Seton Parish Fish Fry will be held every Friday from February 24th to March 31st at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish’s PAC (Parish Activity Center) off Hill Road. The fish fry is hosted by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal organization that supports charitable causes.

The price is $11 for adults and $5 for children for baked or fried pollock, $13 for the salmon, and $7 for the macaroni and cheese. The event lasts from 4:30 to 7:00, or until all the fish are gone. The price includes lemonade and tea, however soft drinks may be purchased from BSA Troop 1126.

According to Tom Laughrey of the Knights of Columbus, each Friday, his organization serves 400 pounds of pollock and 80 pounds of salmon. The homemade sides change from week to week. The Wives and Moms Ministry bake pies and cakes for the unlimited dessert table.

“The dinner is open to anybody, not just Catholics,” Laughrey said.  “We welcome anybody who wants a great meal.  It’s a value. For $11.00 you get an all-you-can-eat fish dinner. All the money that we make goes back to charity.”

The recipe for the fish batter has been handed down over multiple generations.  The macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and tartar sauce are also hand made by the Knights.

The fish fry is not only a great way to enjoy a delicious meal, but also a wonderful opportunity to connect with the community. Many people in Pickerington, regardless of their personal religion, congregate at the fish fries on Fridays. It is, in some ways, a community hub, and you’re almost guaranteed to see someone you know. You can meet new friends, share stories and embrace the season of Lent. The fish fry also helps raise funds for various parish ministries and activities, such as youth programs, outreach services and religious education.

You can donate money or items, such as winter coats or baby/maternity items. The Seton Parish Fish Fry is a tradition that dates back 15 years and has become a staple of Lenten observance for many Catholics in Pickerington.

In recent years, it has expanded to have a more secular focus on community and togetherness. If you are interested in attending or volunteering at the Seton Parish Fish Fry, you can visit the parish website for more information.