By Jacki Nelson
Three Hesston fishermen have been very busy this past year in preparation for the Hesston Area Senior Center’s Annual Fish Fry.
The Fish Fry will take place Friday, July 26 at the Senior Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
The cost of the meal is a free-will offering. Funds will be used for the maintenance of the Senior Center.
The menu for the Fish Fry will include fried potatoes, coleslaw, baked beans, drinks, and –of course – lots of fish.
The men in charge of hauling in the main dish are Ray Peirce, Joe Hershberger and Kerry Krehbiel
The fishermen hit the water the week after the Fish Fry to begin preparation for the next year’s event.
“We wait about a week, then August 5, we will be back out every Tuesday again,” said Peirce.
For the average Fish Fry, the men bring in a half-ton of fish.
“This year we brought in 820 fish,” said Krehbiel.
“We have to have 60 cartons, enough to feed about 500 people,” said Hershberger.
When preparing the fish for the freezer, Hershberger said, after cleaning, there is not much left.