Popular fish fry took place Thursday at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church


LAURINBURG – Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church staged another fish fry on Thursday and locals were already lining up in a thunderstorm before time to start.

By 11 a.m., enough fish for 200 plates – which totaled about 400 pieces – had already been breaded and ready to be fried.

“We started beating the fish around 8:30 am,” church member Ken Mac said. “All together we have 360 ​​pounds of fish to cook. “

Mac said that usually at the end of the sale they have a few leftovers and they try to donate those portions.

“We give them to the needy and we also give them to our emergency service personnel when we have enough left,” Mac said. “We certainly don’t want this to be lost and it allows us to show them that we are thinking of them. “

Popular fish fry are still drive-thru only, and a catering option has yet to be mentioned. The plates are accompanied by fish, coleslaw, hush puppies and dessert. On average, fish fry see around 800 plates served, many of those passing through are familiar faces.

The date of the next fry has not been given, however, it is usually the first Thursday of the month it takes place. The hours are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church is located at 800 S. Main St. in Laurinburg. The drive-thru entrance is located on Welch Street and can be identified by the signs in the church parking lot.

JJ Melton can be reached at [email protected]

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