Tis the season for fish fries: American Legion dinners help veterans, students



By John Hummer

Exponent staff writer

Brooklyn American Legion Post #315 has been recognizing the season of Lent by holding fish fry dinners just about every Friday. This past Friday the group served up some delicious walleye, cod, and bluegills.

Don Ensor, Legion board member who coordinates the organization’s dinners, said a portion of the proceeds from each dinner the group hosts goes to the Wounded Warriors organization in honor of a veteran, or to a veteran in need.

“If we know someone in the area who is really hard up, we would help them out, too,” added board member Dan Moore.

“Each case is different how we allocate the money,” Ensor said.

The Legion also holds a 50-50 drawing with each dinner, where the half that is kept by the organization goes into their scholarship fund to help one graduate from Columbia Central High School and one from Napoleon High School with college expenses.

Some of the 50-50 money is also set aside for the group’s annual children’s Christmas party where kids receive gifts and get a free meal.

The Legion holds fish dinners on the fourth Friday of every month, including both baked and fried fish. On the second Friday of the month, the group holds a steak and chicken dinner. Of course, the Legion is also known for its Taco Tuesdays on the second Tuesday of every month. The cost for dinners is $10 and they are open to the public.

All American Legion Post #315 dinners are open to the public.

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