Lenten Shrimp Peel helps grade school

About 500 people helped raise more than $30,000 at St. Isidore School’s 20th annual Shrimp Peel in Columbus.
Founded as a way for the school to raise money for students to compete in a history contest in Washington, D.C., the fresh shrimp and salad dinner held on a Friday night during Lent has become a tradition now run by the Home and School Association, said Erin Nahorny, a member of St. Isidore Parish and co-chair of this year’s event.
Over the last two decades, it has helped fund technology upgrades, pay for a new water fountain and meet other needs at the school. This year, the money will go toward a new playground, Nahorny said.
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