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2 fish fry events this weekend in Dayton

There’s no better Friday pastime this time of year. 

And that means fish fry season. Sure, many fish fries have been under way for weeks. But since it’s official season now, we have three events this weekend just for you.

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Fish fries take place like clockwork during the Lenten season. These are community events that bring people together in droves to break bread and thousands of pounds of crispy, flaky fish together. CONTRIBUTED

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March 16: St. Charles Fish n’ Chips Fish Fry   

WHERE: 4600 Ackerman Blvd., Kettering

WHEN: 5 p.m.-midnight

COST: $15

INFO: 937-434-4933

All-you-can-eat fish with fries, coleslaw and unlimited soft drinks and water.

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March 16: Rugby Club Fish Fry 

WHERE: IUE Local 755 Union Hall, 1675 Woodman Dr., Dayton

WHEN: 5 p.m.-11 p.m.

COST: $25 

INFO: WebsiteFacebook

All-you-can-eat fish, brats, fries and other sides, as  well as bottomless beverages, including soda and beer from Warped Wing. There will also be games of chance, raffles, silent auctions and door prizes.

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The Hecht family and friends batter Icelandic Cod fillets to be fried at Friday night’s fish fry at Fenwick High School last March in Middletown. The Hecht family has been throwing fish fry events for more than 50 years. NICK DAGGY / STAFF
Photo: Nick Daggy