I am a former resident of Mayville who was recently in town visiting some family when the discussion came around to the Friday night fish fry at a local establishment. I was very surprised to learn that recently the event had been cancelled.
The reason I was so shocked was because for all the years I lived in Mayville, plus many years before, the fish fry had been a very popular Friday night dinner for the entire community and beyond. For example, there is a truck driver who works his drop offs around the Friday night fish fry, and there is a couple from Sinclairville who always attend the Friday night dinner. Of course in the summer the fish fry is very popular with the people who come back to the area for the season and of course all the other patrons who attend the dinner every week. Not to mention the residents who work the event and enjoy seeing everyone on a weekly basis. This is a community event that has been around for generations.
I hope that by writing this letter that those who loved the fish fry and disagree with the way it was so abruptly cancelled will speak up and say that this is not right, and maybe if enough people speak up, the establishment will have a change of heart and bring back an event that has been a part of this community for a long time.