It’s February, which means the Richmond community’s inner clock knows it’s about time for the annual Knights of Columbus Lenten fish dinners.
The dinners, held three times each Lenten season, will take place this Friday, Feb. 15, and again on March 1 and March 15.
The dinners are a means for K of C, a community organization associated with the Catholic Church, to raise money for the community. In past years, the dinners have raised between $500 and $600 each, allowing the Knights to put $1,500 or year back into the community.
The dinners take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Veterans Building at 312 Clark Street in Richmond. For $8 a plate or $25 for an entire family, those who go will receive Dave Owens’ well-known fried fish, as well as cole slaw, onion rings, French fries, hush puppies, dessert and a drink.
Organizer Dave Daniels and other K of C members do their part to make the dinners a success, but it’s Owens’ special touch with the fish that draws a crowd.
The fish is so tasty, Daniels has said, that Owens and his crew are in demand to produce the same spread for other organizations.
“We are asked a lot (to cook), especially Dave Owens,” Daniels said. “Even other churches will ask him to cook.”