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Annual fish fry, chocolate egg sales at Seven Sorrows set to start

Posted 1/31/18

Seven Sorrows Catholic Church in Middletown will hold its annual fish fry beginning Friday, Feb. 16 and continuing weekly through March 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

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Annual fish fry, chocolate egg sales at Seven Sorrows set to start

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Seven Sorrows Catholic Church in Middletown will hold its annual fish fry beginning Friday, Feb. 16 and continuing weekly through March 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

The menu features all-you-can-eat batter-dipped fish (eat-in only) plus lemon-pepper fish, crab cakes, jumbo fried shrimp, macaroni and cheese, pierogies, and a variety of desserts, including chocolate cake with peanut butter icing and coconut cream pie. New this year is a variety of seafood platters including fish, scallops, shrimp and crab cakes and weekly specials.

For more than 20 years, the parish has been serving hungry patrons who come from throughout south-central Pennsylvania to enjoy the meatless meals.

“People are coming for the food,” said fish fry coordinator Lisa Fortunato, “but leave with the experience. So many people have made friends with those they would never have crossed paths with other than here.”

Last year, more than 5,000 pounds of haddock was served to more than 7,300 guests by at least 100 volunteers each week. The most popular dessert is the lemon-berry mascarpone cake.

The fish fry is located at 360 E. Water St. in Middletown and is handicap accessible.

Overflow parking is available at nearby Feaser Middle School. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.; service begins at 5 p.m.

Visitors can dine in or place a takeout order by calling 717-944-5488 after 4 p.m. All orders or reservations must be received by a volunteer. Phone messages cannot be accepted.

Cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover cards are accepted.

The fish fry is sponsored by Seven Sorrows Parish. For more information, including a full menu, visit www.ssbvm.org.

Also available for sale during the fish fry are handmade chocolate eggs available in peanut butter, butter cream, coconut, and peppermint.

Each 2.4-ounce egg is dipped in white, dark, or milk chocolate. Eggs are $1 each.

In 2017, more than 68,000 eggs were sold through businesses, direct orders and at Seven Sorrows Parish. More than 1,000 jars of peanut butter, 800 pounds of butter/margarine, and 3,200 pounds of chocolate were used by more than 80 volunteers working over four months. 

Orders are taken for pickup by using the form found online at www.ssbvm.org or providing the following information by mail or email (scrip@ssbvm.org), to the school or parish office, or dropping in the church collection basket:

• Flavor (peanut butter, butter cream, coconut, or peppermint)

• Chocolate (white, dark, or milk)

• Quantity

• Name

• Phone number

• Pickup location (school office, after Mass, or during a fish fry).

Allow 48 hours for orders to be filled.

In addition to picking up eggs at the parish school, after Mass, or at the weekly fish fry, they are available for sale at the following locations: 

Middletown: Middletown Pharmacy, Brownstone Café, J&J Pizza, Rita Angelucci’s Family Hair, Roberto’s Pizza, The Blue Room, Tender Loving Care Kennels, Jagged Edge Hair Studio, Middletown Ice & Coal, Hairacy Etc., Marie Fuoti’s Corner Cuts, Shannon’s School of Dance

Camp Hill: Gambino’s Hair

Elizabethtown: Crystal Pools, T.J. Rockwell’s, Holly’s Hair Shop, McCracken’s Pet Food and Supply, Trop Gun Shop

Harrisburg: The Capitol Diner, East Shore Diner, Belles and Beaus Hair

Hershey: The Cutting Edge, Hershey Pharmacy

Highspire: Deb’s Notary Service

Hummelstown: Jo-Jo’s Pizza, Our Lady’s Rosary, Soda Jerk

Mount Joy: The Country Store

Palmyra: Palmyra Pharmacy