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Glassport parish's fish fry wins radio station contest

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Saturday, April 12, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
 

Country music station Y108 listeners this week voted Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport the best fish fry around.

Radio personality Jimmy Roach and other staffers visited the borough Friday as part of the station's 2014 Fish Fry Tour.

“This place has the most varied menu of any place we've ever seen,” Roach said. “They go whole hog here.”

Y108's tour spans six weeks. Each week, eight fish fries are selected out of many entries from fire halls, churches and clubs. Of those, one is chosen the winner for the week.

The parish has less than 1,000 parishioners, but gained 68,000 votes in the contest.

“That was a good healthy total,” Roach said.

It was nominated for the contest by Liberty residents Bert and Dennis Gulasky.

Roach interviewed several people and mingled with guests. Pictures were taken and prizes were given out during the two-hour stop. Some of the content made it on air.

“I am humbled,” said fish fry committee co-chair Ted Govola. “As you can see we're pretty busy today. It just helps the church.”

Govola and fellow co-chair Elaine David coordinate 56 full-time and part-time volunteers.

The beer batter-dipped fish sandwich is made using a recipe developed by Glassport resident Joe Meghan.

Y108's final tour stop is next Friday. The Fire Department of North Versailles and St. Therese School in Munhall are two of the eight places in the contest. More information and voting is available online at y108.cbslocal.com.

Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or mdivittorio@tribweb.com.

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