ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — On Friday, March 10, people gathered around the Our Lady of Nazareth Church for Roanoke’s Knights of Columbus Annual Lenten Fish Fry.

“We had probably 350 people last week. We ran out of fish!” said Paul Miller, Roanoke Knights of Columbus member.

In observance of Lent, the 40-day season began on Ash Wednesday. The religious organization abstains from eating meat on Friday, however, fish was on the menu. The Knights of Columbus offered fried flounder, french fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, and dessert for $12.

The money raised will go toward the Roanoke Catholic, St. Knight Albert H. Canfield Memorial College Scholarship, and groups who need financial assistance. The organization says the community looks forward to the event, and there is no problem getting volunteers to help.

The Knights of Columbus is hosting its last fish fry of the season on Friday, March 31 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 2505 Electric Road.

For more information about the event, visit the Knights of Columbus Facebook page.