OXFORD – The Knights of Columbus Council 10901 set aside the weekend of February 7-8 to clean and check the operation of their catfish fryers and cookers in anticipation of the first Lenten fish fry of 2015 to be held on Friday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. The traditional Lenten fish fry is held every Friday night during Lent at St. John the Evangelist Parish.
“The Knights catfish meals have been a Lenten tradition in Oxford for years. It’s the best deal in Oxford on Friday nights,” said Grand Knight Burke Nichols. Cost is $8 per plate for a generous helping of Mississippi catfish filets, hushpuppies, cole slaw, drinks and dessert.
Proceeds from the events support St. John the Evangelist charitable activities in the Oxford-Lafayette County area as well as University of Mississippi student programs.
The Feb. 20 event will also feature a United Blood Services bloodmobile from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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