Local Fish Fries Impacted by Coronavirus Threat

(Joe McMullen, NET Nebraska)
March 13, 2020 - 3:44pm

Fish Fries across the Omaha and Lincoln Metro Area have been impacted by the threat of coronavirus in Nebraska.

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St. Patrick’s Church in Elkhorn has cancelled their March 13 fish fry and is unsure of their plans for fish fries in the future.

Fish Fry Co-Chair Charles Olson said the parish’s fry usually draws around 1800 attendees. He says the fry was cancelled on advice from local health officials and the Omaha Archdiocese.

“So it just made sense for the safety of the patrons, but then also, you know, we have about 80 volunteers who help out every night. So for the safety of everybody involved it just made sense to go ahead and cancel it,” Olson said.

Church of the Holy Spirit in Plattsmouth is still hosting their fish fry on March 13. Mike Vaughn, a chairperson for the church’s fish fry, says the Plattsmouth community needs a chance to come together, especially on the one-year anniversary of the devastating Nebraska floods.

 “It’s a chance to get together, have some fellowship, and be kind of a beacon as we start to walk down this path with the coronavirus,” Vaughn said.

Vaughn said the church is and will remain in contact with the Cass County Health Department to determine whether the fish fries will continue as the coronavirus situation continues to develop. 



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