Fish fries are great way to connect with neighbors, family, friends

To the editor:

Growing up in St. Louis, I’ve had the privilege of being surrounded by fish fries during the season of Lent.

Looking back, there were some unexpected moments that became some of my favorite memories of food, gathering and fun. Every year as this time approaches, it reminds me of the old saying: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”

What great traditions we have here in St. Louis.

Beyond just fundraising, I think the goal of all fish fries is to provide a social environment, great food and an enjoyable journey along the way.

One of the things I’ve learned over the years is the enormous sense of community you immediately encounter. Not only is that community built around the volunteers who have fun at what they’re doing, but also all of those who attend the fish fries.

What a great way to connect with neighbors, family and friends.

As the fish-fry season is officially upon us, I encourage everyone to attend and take part in such a rewarding community experience.

And by the way, the home-cooked, unique foods aren’t bad either. You’ll find yourself going back for more every time.

Tom Jung

Our Lady of Providence Fish Fry Committee