Monday, October 4, 2010
Fire Fighters Fry Fish for Friends and Funds
The Wiscoy-Rossburg Fire Company in Western New York is a volunteer fire department which has come up with a successful fundraiser -- a monthly fish fry! The first Friday of the month, October through April, plus a couple of extra Fridays in the spring, finds the fire station lined with tables piled with food. About 750 people turn out for each fish fry. Last Friday Tom and I went along with his brother Dan (Dr DK) to the Wiscoy Fish Fry.
Donna, a dental patient of Dr DK, was our server. Not only did she serve us with a smile, she answered all my questions ("What kind of fish is this?" "How many people do you serve at a fish fry?" "How often do you do this?"). She also tried to convince Dan that he needs a puppy. The puggles she breeds (cross between a pug and a beagle) would make a great office dog for his dental practice, she told him. I agree! (If you don't know puggles, look them up. They're sooo cute!)
Back to the fish fry. This all-you-can-eat event costs about $10 per person and includes deep fried haddock, fries, slaw, cottage cheese, condiments, and pieces of cake. You can eat in or take out. It's the hottest spot in town.
After the fish fry, we drove half a mile down the road to the Wiscoy Falls. If you're a fisherman, maybe you've heard of the Wiscoy River. Imagine having this in your back yard! No bells and whistles, just another one of the beautiful spots in Western New York.