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Fish fries reel in a big catch at Seven Sorrows, Londonderry Fire Company

By Laura Hayes

laurahayes@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 3/7/18

Fridays during Lent, the social halls at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Londonderry Fire Company are filled to the brim.

Seven Sorrows volunteer Lisa Fortunato said the church …

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Fish fries reel in a big catch at Seven Sorrows, Londonderry Fire Company

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Fridays during Lent, the social halls at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Londonderry Fire Company are filled to the brim.

Seven Sorrows volunteer Lisa Fortunato said the church served 2,045 people in the first two weeks of Lent. Last year, they served 6,236 meals and raised $30,699.60.

“I love it because it brings so many different people together,” Fortunato said.

Londonderry Fire Chief Bart Shellenhamer said they served 1,225 people during the first two weeks. On average, the firefighters served 602 people a week last year and raised around $20,000.

Shellenhamer said the funds go toward everyday expenses and the operation of the firehouse.

Seven Sorrows’ fish fry runs through March 23 at 360 E. Water St. Meals are served from 5 to 8 p.m.; doors open at 3:30 p.m.

Londonderry’s fish fry at 2655 Foxianna Road runs through March 30, and meals are served from 5 to 8 p.m.