HUDSON- An annual Hudson tradition will return for its 32nd year on Feb. 24th at Saint Mary Catholic Church.
The Saint Mary Men's Club will continue the popular Lenten Seafood Dinners that began back in 1985.
Diners of all ages will be able to find something to please their palate with over a dozen different dinners available plus a variety of tasty side dishes. New this year are $5 children's meals, that include a drink and fruit with the entree.
Over 30 different menu selections will be offered, including pierogi dinners, grilled and baked entrees, such as crab cakes, salmon, shrimp, and wild caught cod; complemented by side dishes of lobster bisque soup, cheese pizza, and onion rings. Wild rice, mixed roasted root vegetables, or fries, will once again be available. For those who like something sweet, there will be chocolate cake and a special pie featured weekly.
Proceeds from the seafood dinners are used to support Parish and community activities and charities. The Men's Club sponsors a $2,000 college scholarship name in honor of former Pastor Fr. Costello open to all high school seniors of the parish.
The proceeds from the March 31st dinner will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Summit County.
The Friday night dinners will continue through April 7.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and the last order of the evening will be taken at 7:30 p.m. Dine-in or carry out options are available. You may call ahead 330-650-0722, ext. 244 or order online at http://seafood.stmaryhudson.cc to avoid the lines for dine-in or carry out service. MasterCard and Visa are accepted.
The Saint Mary Lenten dinners draws guests from the Cleveland, Akron, and Canton areas.
The growth in popularity, according to co-chair Carl Walko, stems from the extensive menu offering and expedited service that feeds more than 1,000 diners weekly in the lower hall of the church at 340 N. Main St. (Route 91 at Prospect Avenue). The Men's Club and their dinners have also drawn the attention of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, twice appearing in its Food Review section and was a past cover story for Hudson Magazine.
Stations of the Cross, a devotional commemoration of Jesus carrying the Cross and of his execution, will be offered at 7 p.m. each Friday during Lent in the church. All are welcome to attend.
The Men's Club is an organization open to all men of Saint Mary Parish.
The club sponsors events such as Hudson High School's Career Awareness Night, a Hudson Habitat for Humanity House, the Saint Mary Annual Picnic, a father-child canoe outing, a Summer golf league, spiritual retreats, and special programs including Christmas poinsettias for shut-ins and a Men's Club scholarship fund.