Fish Fry Helps Raise Money for Fire Department

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EXETER TOWNSHIP--A couple from Luzerne County chowed down their fish fry lunches at the Exeter Township Municipal Building near Harding.

It's a meal some of the clubs female firefighters and social members have been prepping in the kitchen all morning.

"Lots of work and lots of sweat. It's a lot of work but it's all worth it," social member Jessica Kile said.

Fish fry events are pretty popular this time of year.

For the Mt. Zion Volunteer Fire Department the money they make goes to keep its equipment running.

"This is one of the ways that we raise money to help protect the community. Everyone here is a volunteer and we depend on donations and the sales of these type of events to support our fire company," assistant fire chief Robert Kile Sr. said.

This 20 year tradition keeps many folks in the community coming back year after year.

"Just to help them out because they're so good and they're there. Whenever you need them, they're there," Marianne Campbell said.

Richard King of Harding didn't mind spending a few dollars for his lunch and dessert.

This meal is just one way he says he can give back to the fire department.

"It keeps them going. If anything were to happen to my house they will be right there to take care of me," Richard King said.

The fire department hopes to sell at least 300 meals, meals that will help them continue to serve the community.