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Knights of Columbus preparing for Catfish Friday Nights during Lent

Beginning on Feb. 28, the Knights of Columbus Council 10901 will hold their annual Lenten Fish Fry.

The fish fry will be held every Friday at 5:30 p.m. throughout the Lenten Season, which concludes with Easter on April 12. The fish fry is a major fundraiser for St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Oxford.

The annual event is for those who observe the Lenten guidelines to avoid meat or meat products on Fridays during the Lenten season, but all are welcome. Church members have been cleaning the fish fryers and stocking up on catfish and hush puppies to prepare for the start of Lent.

St. John’s and the Knights of Columbus have been providing the catfish dinners to the Oxford community for decades. The dinners include fried catfish, hush puppies, coleslaw, french fries or baked potato, ice tea, lemonade and desserts. They can be prepared for dine-in or carry out for $8 a plate for two fillets, or $9 for three. A family plate is available as well, and includes enough food to feed a family of four for $30.

All proceeds support the Building Fund of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

In addition to the catfish dinner, a blood drive will be held beginning at 2:30 through 7 p.m. in the education building at St. John’s. Those who donate blood will receive a voucher for a free catfish dinner.

To reserve a slot to donate blood, visit stjohnoxford.org or go to the Narthex in the church.