Fish fry pulls in a steady crowd at Shelton church

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The Rev. Heather Sinclair checks out the kitchen but spent much of her time interacting with guests in the dining room.

The First United Methodist Church of Shelton hosted a Lenten fish fry on Friday evening, attracting a steady crowd of diners.

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Jim Capinera of Shelton enjoys his meal while at the event with his wife Ethel and daughter Julianna. “We come every year,” Ethel said. “We love the food and we live in the neighborhood.”

“We’re doing really well,” said the Rev. Heather Sinclair. “Lots of neighbors and friends are coming back and there’s also many new faces.”

The dinners of fried or baked fish continue through March 22 on Fridays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Take-out also is available at the church on Rocky Rest Road, near Long Hill Avenue.

The meal also includes choice of potato, pasta, homemade coleslaw, dessert and beverage. No reservations are needed. Cost is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (60 and older), and free for children 14 and younger.

(Photos by Brad Durrell)

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Ximenita Varas, 15, was among the young congregants who volunteered as meal servers during the event.
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Shelton residents and church members Ann Jackson, left, and Linda Loglisci help dish out pie at the Lenten dinner.
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Church members Karen Dains of Monroe, left, and Leeann Mead had a chance to chat during the fish fry.