The Monticello community is hoping some friend fish will help a local family with its fight against cancer.
A fish fry will be held from 4;30 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 21 at The Station Bar and Grill in Monticello for Don Ascher, a small business owner with his wife Diane, who is battling Stage IV renal cell carcinoma.
Dan, who is also a retired steel worker, is active with Diane in everything from the Monticello Chamber of Commerce to BNI and Resurrection Lutheran Church. His daughter, Dana, was an accomplished member of the Magic swim team. His son, Randy, was also a high school wrestler.
The night will include a silent auction, several games for both adults an kids, and some really good fish. Cost is just 10 bucks for adults, $5 for kids ages 5 to 11, and free for those 5 and under. Phone-ahead carryout orders can be placed by calling The Station at 763-295-6550.
Advance tickets are available at Conroy Law Office, Monticello, and Great River Spine and Sport in both Monticello and Big Lake. Those with items for a silent auction can drop them off before Friday at each of those three locations, as well.
For more information, contact Paulette Conroy at 763-878-3913, or Dr. Jesse Ploessl at 763-260-8401 ext. 1. The Aschers’ story is also online at DonAscher.org.