It happens every year about this time. The men of Holy Name Catholic Church in Omaha prepared for their annual fish fry. “This is our 30th anniversary,” said Bill Wilson.
“We're the first fish fry in Omaha. We've had some of the same people working for 30 years. It’s an amazing group of volunteers, amazing.”
This is always one of the largest in town and the church puts the money raised to good use. "The money goes to the sports programs for Holy Name School, a little money goes to the school, some for high school tuition, for kids going on to Catholic High schools and some scholarship money."
Fish Fry Fridays have a way of emptying out places that serve meat, like Stoysich's House of Sausage. Fridays during Lent can mean some lean times.
“Usually, Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays, Catholics not allowed to eat the meat so we see a little drop off here at that time, but usually on Saturdays it turns around, they want a little more meat again,” said Ken Stoysich.