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Fish Fry Friday is back, Kenilworth Fire Department sold hundreds on opening day

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Posted at 9:24 PM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 21:24:42-05

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — It's the first Friday of lent, and the fryers at Kenilworth Fire Department in the Town of Tonawanda were ready to fill more than 500 orders.

"We're very pleased to be back," Fish Fry Chairman John Becker, JR. said.

Becker says preparing for this year started in 2020.

"Two months out with ordering, delivery set up, everything like that," Becker said, "this year was a little bit different because of COVID regulations."

They had to shut down their fish fry production after just two weeks last year. This year, they are doing only drive-thru service to make it all work.

"It's fantastic it's really great for the community, our neighbors really show up for us they really support us.

The curbside service is one diners don't seem to mind with waits down to a minimum.

"It's my first time doing it and it's actually pretty helpful," Jessica Kerr, a customer, said.

"At $12 for either a beer battered fish, breaded fish, shrimp or chicken fingers, every sale goes to helping the volunteer fire dept.

"It goes to things like fire prevention and all events for the community," Becker said.

Fish fries are sold from 4:30pm to 7:00pm every Friday of Lent. Kenilworth is located at 84 Hawthorne Ave, Tonawanda, N.Y.