Knights ‘humbled’ by first Tilapia Dinner crowd
The group has increased orders for Mar. 25 dinner.
The first of several “walk-in to-go” tilapia dinners was even more popular than expected for the Greenbrier Valley Council 8689 Knights of Columbus.
“We were just humbled by the bigger than expected turnout for the first tilapia ‘walk-in to-go’ dinner on Friday. Mar. 18, when we sold out in the first 55 minutes,” said Perk Berry, Grand Knight of the Council.
The dinners will be served on of the next seven Fridays in Butler Hall at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on West Main St. in White Sulphur Springs. With the new location for the dinners and the new format of “walk-in to-go, Berry added, “We just were not prepared for more than 150 meals, but the second week we are doubling the numbers to be prepared to serve.”
He expressed the Council’s pleasure of having the tables available for indoor eating of the to-go dinners being full all evening, and the addition of a drive-up service using four of the parking spaces on Main Street in front of Butler Hall.
The dinners will be available on Fridays – Mar. 25, Apr. 1, 8, 22, and 29 – from 4:30 to 7 p.m. for $13 each or two for $25, and adjustments are being made to improve the service time for patrons.
Chef Sue Moats of The Greenbrier, who heads the volunteer culinary staff along with Chef Paul Ciciora of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, retired Chef Debry Fabrey, and Deacon Bill Strange have worked out alternatives in case some supplies are not available.
“For example, we may offer pasta salad instead of coleslaw, or macaroni and cheese instead of scalloped potatoes if we are shorted on our order some week,” Moats explained, but only if necessary. The dinners also include a hard roll, sauces, dessert, drink, and utensils.
Proceeds from the dinners fund various youth, community, educational and church projects of the Council in Greenbrier, Monroe, Pocahontas, and eastern Fayette counties.