Every year, the Knights of Columbus hosts its fish fry in the time leading up to Holy Week.

“The money all goes for charity,” explained member George Barber. “We do things like buy kids coats for the winter. We donate to Happy Feet or Learning Feet. We donate to scholarships for kids going from our church.”

The projects vary, but the money all goes back into the community. This year’s fish fry will be at St. Paul’s Church starting Friday, Feb. 24 and will run for six weeks.

Doors will open at 3:30 p.m., and it hopes to be wrapping up at 5:30 p.m. It will be carry-out, and Barber said there will be signs instructing people where to go. Someone will come to your car to take your order, and then return with your food.

Meals are $12 and include two pieces of catfish, hush puppies, french fries, cole slaw and beans. Shrimp is also available instead of catfish.

There is no need to call ahead, but Barber said that if someone needs to be there a little early or later or if they would like to order for a large group or event, they are welcome to call and the Knights of Columbus will work to accommodate them.

The Knights of Columbus supports Princeton, Dawson Springs and Eddyville. There will be two nights where funds raised will go directly to community organizations.

“The fifth one (Friday), we’re going to dedicate all of the proceeds to King’s Kitchen,” Barber said. “We did that last year. It turned out really well, so we want to do that again.”

They are also adding an additional night of direct fundraising for the Dawson Springs food bank.

“The last Friday, we’re going to move to Dawson, and we’re going to do it at their food bank,” Barber said. “And all the proceeds will go to the food bank.”

The Knights of Columbus have been hosting its fish fry for roughly 10 years in the local community, and Barber said the support has always been great. He explained that the organization was lucky enough to have plenty of volunteers, and the best way that people can help the Knights of Columbus is to come purchase fish dinners.

St. Paul’s Catholic Church is located at 813 S. Jefferson St. in Princeton.