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Longest-running Dubuque fish fry observes Lent

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Christians around the world are in the midst of observing Lent -the six weeks leading up to Easter Sunday. Lent is a time when many Catholics give up eating meat on Fridays and instead many eat fish. In Dubuque, the Knights of Columbus Hall on Locust Street hosts an all you can eat fish fry every Friday night during Lent.

Robert Felderman is a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 510. He said the fish fry is one of the oldest fish fries in Dubuque during the Lenten season.

"As far as we know it is one of the oldest fish fries in Dubuque, it maybe one of the older ones in the state of Iowa. The Knights of Columbus has been here since 1890. As a Catholic organization eating fish on Friday during Lent has always been a very prime way of giving something up." Felderman said.

Felderman said he knows some people have been coming to the Knights of Columbus Fish Fry for decades just to get a taste of some baked or fried cod.

"They really do enjoy it." Felderman said.

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