Knights of Columbus Father Baumgartner Council

Lenten Fish Fries

It's once again time for our biggest annual Council event -- our Lenten Fish Fries. Every Friday during Lent (Mar 8 thru Apr 19) we serve hundreds of hungry guests at the Rochester Community House between 5:00 and 7:30 pm, many of whom have been coming for years - if not decades. Our menu includes both baked and fried pollock (a very mild whitefish), french fries or baked potatoes, macaroni & cheese, cole slaw, roll & butter and drinks. And guests can come back for seconds.

The Fish Fries are also our most "people intensive" events- on a typical Friday, we'll usually have 50-60 members and their families volunteer - and we need every one of them. On these Fridays, some of our team are at the GFS grocery before 7:30 am to load up food and supplies, and our last workers are finishing clean-up around 9:00 pm. In between, our volunteers perform dozens of different jobs, from cooking the food, setting up the dining room and preparing slaw & condiments to staffing the serving line, selling tickets and bussing tables. Many of our Council members are "old hands" who have been participating in the Fish Fries for years. But for our newer members and those who have never before worked this event, we'd encourage you to review the illustrated article "A Day at the Fish Fry", under Related Files below, to get a better sense of what hosting a Fish Fry really entails.

Given all the work to be done, we've set up shifts that cover the morning, the early afternoon, the late afternoon and the evening. So, no matter your schedule, there's probably a shift that would work for you.

Please come help us out if you possibly can. Use the sign-up sheet below to tell us when you'd like to work. And remember to invite your spouse, kids and grandkids to come as well - there are jobs for everybody.  You might also want to consider baking or buying a dessert that you can bring along when you come.  Several of our spouses sell these home-made desserts to our guests from a table in the dining room, and the additional money we make really helps out.

To save you time while signing up, first check the boxes for all the shifts you want to volunteer for, then click the SUBMIT & SIGN UP button at the bottom of the page.

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For more information, contact Tommy Gray at 586-871-1049 or by clicking on the envelope icon next to his name below.

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Location: Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow, Rochester

Related files:
A Day at the Fish Fry (1.7MB pdf)
A narrative of the various activities that go on during Fridays in Lent

Created by:  Tommy Gray
 
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Volunteer Shift Date (mm/dd/yyyy EDT)

MORNING - Food & dining room prep

Pick up food & supplies at GFS- set up serving line- thaw & press fish- precook fries- cut up lemons- make cole slaw- prepare cups of ketchup, tartar sauce & sour cream- roll silverware in napkins- put out place settings in dining room

03/22/2019
(Fri, 8:00am - 12:00pm)
(16)

 
10 of 16 slots filled
  James kozicki
  Jerry Grubba
  Ray Spiteri
  Russell Sassack
  Chuck Hartner
  Tom Govern
  John Scharf
  Larry Szydlowski
After Dr apt
  Ronald Schoenstein (2)
& Susan

03/29/2019
(Fri, 8:00am - 12:00pm)
(16)

 
12 of 16 slots filled
  Carl Gildner
  James kozicki
  Jerry Grubba
  Ray Spiteri
  Russell Sassack
  Chuck Hartner
  Larry Spisak
  Tom Govern
  John Scharf
  Larry Szydlowski
  Ronald Schoenstein (2)
& Susan

04/05/2019
(Fri, 8:00am - 12:00pm)
(16)

 
13 of 16 slots filled
  Carl Gildner
  James kozicki
  Jerry Grubba
  David Koss
  Kevin Doucet
  Ray Spiteri
  Russell Sassack
  Chuck Hartner
  Tom Govern
  John Scharf
  Larry Szydlowski
  Ronald Schoenstein (2)
& Susan

04/12/2019
(Fri, 8:00am - 12:00pm)
(16)

 
10 of 16 slots filled
  Carl Gildner
  James kozicki
  Jerry Grubba
  Ray Spiteri
  Russell Sassack
  Chuck Hartner
  Tom Govern
  John Scharf
  Ronald Schoenstein (2)
& Susan

04/19/2019
(Fri, 8:00am - 12:00pm)
(16)

 
10 of 16 slots filled
  Carl Gildner
  James kozicki
  Jerry Grubba
  Ray Spiteri
  Walt Steiner
  Chuck Hartner
  Tom Govern
  John Scharf
  Ronald Schoenstein (2)
& Susan

EARLY AFTERNOON - Final prep

Arrange bar area to serve refreshments- make pots of coffee & tea, mix up punch- make sure all supplies are ready for serving

03/22/2019
(Fri, 1:00pm - 4:30pm)
(2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
  Chester M

03/29/2019
(Fri, 1:00pm - 4:30pm)
(2)

 

04/05/2019
(Fri, 1:00pm - 4:30pm)
(2)

 

04/12/2019
(Fri, 1:00pm - 4:30pm)
(2)

 

04/19/2019
(Fri, 1:00pm - 4:30pm)
(2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
  Jack Allen

MID AFTERNOON - Fish frying/baking

Prepare fish batter- prepare/heat cooking oil- batter & lay out fish- fry & bake the fish- cook french fries- deliver to the serving line- keep kitchen supplies stocked

03/22/2019
(Fri, 3:30pm - 7:30pm)
(5)

 
All slots filled
  Jim Donnelly
  Ron Roy
Big Dipper
  Bob Kuptz
Swinging the fishies
  Bill Moffitt
  Ronald Schoenstein

03/29/2019
(Fri, 3:30pm - 7:30pm)
(5)

 
4 of 5 slots filled
  Jim Donnelly
  Ron Roy
Big Dipper
  Bob Kuptz
Swinging the fishies
  Ronald Schoenstein

04/05/2019
(Fri, 3:30pm - 7:30pm)
(5)

 
All slots filled
  Jim Donnelly
  Ron Roy
Big Dipper
  Bill Moffitt
  Bill Moffitt
  Ronald Schoenstein

04/12/2019
(Fri, 3:30pm - 7:30pm)
(5)

 
All slots filled
  Jim Donnelly
  Ron Roy
Big Dipper
  Bill Moffitt
  SKIP KETTLER
  Ronald Schoenstein

04/19/2019
(Fri, 3:30pm - 7:30pm)
(5)

 
All slots filled
  Jim Donnelly
  Ron Roy
Big Dipper
  Bill Moffitt
  SKIP KETTLER
  Ronald Schoenstein

LATE AFTERNOON - Serving & dining room support

Staff the serving line- replenish serving stations- sell & collect meal tickets- pack carry-out cartons- bus tables in dining area- provide drinks & desserts to guests- sell 50/50 tickets- make & deliver meals to shut-in's (Good Friday only)

03/22/2019
(Fri, 4:30pm - 8:00pm)
(25)

 
17 of 25 slots filled
  Tom Donoughe
  Sam Pinelli
  John Giffels
  Joseph Kassmann
  Al Schebil
  Chester M
  Larry Spisak
  Thomas St.Peter (2)
  Jack Allen (2)
Toni and I
  Joe Carney
  Barb Carney
  Ron Stewart
  Clayton Heinrich
  susan Schoenstein
  john kubit

03/29/2019
(Fri, 4:30pm - 8:00pm)
(25)

 
17 of 25 slots filled
  Carl Gildner
  Sam Pinelli
  David Koss
  John Giffels
  Frank Billotto (2)
Accompanied by my daughter, Nina
  Joseph Kassmann
  Chester M
  Thomas St.Peter (2)
  Joe Carney
  Barb Carney
  Kevin Doucet
  Jack Allen
Jack and Toni
  Clayton Heinrich
  susan Schoenstein
  john kubit

04/05/2019
(Fri, 4:30pm - 8:00pm)
(25)

 
14 of 25 slots filled
  Carl Gildner
  Tom Donoughe
  Sam Pinelli
  John Giffels
  Joseph Kassmann
  Al Schebil
  Chester M
  Thomas St.Peter (2)
  Joe Carney
  Barb Carney
  Jack Allen (2)
Jack and Toni
  susan Schoenstein

04/12/2019
(Fri, 4:30pm - 8:00pm)
(25)

 
16 of 25 slots filled
  Carl Gildner
  Tom Donoughe
  Sam Pinelli
  John Giffels
  Frank Billotto (2)
Accompanied by my daughter, Nina
  Joseph Kassmann
  Al Schebil
  Chester M
  Thomas St.Peter (2)
  Joe Carney
  Barb Carney
  Jack Allen (2)
Jack and Toni
  susan Schoenstein

04/19/2019
(Fri, 4:30pm - 8:00pm)
(25)

 
17 of 25 slots filled
  Carl Gildner
  Tom Donoughe
  Sam Pinelli
  John Giffels
  Frank Billotto (2)
Accompanied by my daughter, Nina
  Joseph Kassmann
  Al Schebil
  Chester M
  Larry Spisak
  Thomas St.Peter (2)
  Joe Carney
  Barb Carney
  Jack Allen (2)
Jack and Toni
  susan Schoenstein

EVENING - Clean-up

Tear down serving line- roll up/store carpet runners- clean/vacuum serving area & dining room- wash tables- mop kitchen floor- wash & dry pots, pans, trays- clean stove and kitchen countertops- store all equipment for next use

03/22/2019
(Fri, 6:15pm - 9:30pm)
(10)

 
All slots filled
  Jack Allen
  James kozicki
  Tom Donoughe
  Walt Steiner
  Al Schebil
  Mark Gardner
  Julio Domiguez
  Dan Hoban
  Don Petitjean
  Jim Soisson

03/29/2019
(Fri, 6:15pm - 9:30pm)
(10)

 
9 of 10 slots filled
  Carl Gildner
  James kozicki
  Tom Donoughe
  Kevin Doucet
  Mark Gardner
  Julio Domiguez
  Don Petitjean
  Jim Soisson
  Jack Allen

04/05/2019
(Fri, 6:15pm - 9:30pm)
(10)

 
7 of 10 slots filled
  Carl Gildner
  James kozicki
  Tom Donoughe
  Walt Steiner
  Al Schebil
  Mark Gardner
  Jim Soisson

04/12/2019
(Fri, 6:15pm - 9:30pm)
(10)

 
6 of 10 slots filled
  Carl Gildner
  James kozicki
  Tom Donoughe
  Al Schebil
  Mark Gardner
  Jim Soisson

04/19/2019
(Fri, 6:15pm - 9:30pm)
(10)

 
5 of 10 slots filled
  Carl Gildner
  James kozicki
  Tom Donoughe
  Al Schebil
  Don Petitjean
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