Grand Old Fish Fry

Each May the Pembroke Historical Society hosts The Grand Old Fish Fry at Pembroke’s Thomas A. Reading Park also known as The Herring Run. The primary fund-raising event for the Pembroke Historical Society it is well attended by all. Activities include face-painting, Major Mallard’s duck races, music and, of course, food, fun and beverages!

2017 41st Grand Old Fish Fry in Pembroke

Click Here for Pembroke Historical Society’s President, Beth Dwyer’s interview with Pembroke Town News during the 2017 Grand Old Fish Fry.






A Letter From The President of the Pembroke Historical Society, May 9, 2017

What a spectacular day we had at the 41st Grand Old Fish Fry. The weather was incredible after all the rain just days before. A huge amount of planning and work goes into running The Fish Fry every year. I would personally like to thank every volunteer that gave their time prior to and during the Fish Fry. They all put in many hours of leg work and planning. As chair, I am very grateful for the hard work of our volunteers.

A very big “thank you” to Lori and Jason Cook and their crew from A Fork In The Road Catering and A-Bee Tent Rentals. Lori and Jason have provided their time cooking all the food that we serve and the tables and chairs. We could not present this great event every year without them.

I would like to thank our corporate sponsors. The financial and in-kind donations from these local businesses and friends are crucial to the success of the Fish Fry. We encourage you to support these businesses who year after year donate to the Historical Society. Our 2017 sponsors are: Richard and Margaret Carrara, Damon and Diodati, Inc., Christina’s Restaurant, Old School Café, The Lubrano Family Charitable Foundation, Good Deeds Thrift Store, Tiny & Sons Auto Glass, Coletta and Cutler Realty, JLK & Associates, Northeast Travel Control, Ritchie Navigation, Rockland Trust Bank, Bridgewater Savings Bank, Dairy Twist, Hannon-Murphy Insurance, Pembroke Center Liquors, The Protectowire Fire Systems, Sampson Lumber Company, Shepherd Funeral Home, AnimalPharm, Itzaparty, The Kiwanis Club, Lucky Dawg Tavern & Grille, Pembroke House of Pizza, Pembroke Recreation Department, Pembroke Boy Scouts, Pembroke High School National Honor Society and Key Clubs, Quatrefoil Drone Services, Pembroke Council on Aging, Pembroke DPW and finally Dunkin Donuts at 152 Center Street which sent coffee for the PHS volunteers as we set up.

Year after year Pembroke’s Department of Public Works prepares the Thomas A. Reading park, delivers trash barrels and retrieves them on Monday. Pembroke’s Recreation Department has generously donated the use of their popcorn machine. The Kiwanis Club of Pembroke provided volunteers who helped staff our parking area and set up tents. The Boy Scouts were herding our racing ducks and the High School Key Club and National Honor Society members were hosting our face painting table. We appreciate all your efforts.

This year I would like to give a special shout out of thanks to Anna Seery of The Pembroke Council on Aging who, at the last minute, secured 2 buses and drivers for us. Due to heavy rains just days before, the field across the street was still too wet for parking. In addition, a big thank you to Sabrina Chilcott and her co-workers in the Selectmen’s office who got permission for us to use the town hall parking lot. The transportation all came together within hours on Friday. I am so very grateful.

Sincerely On Behalf of The Pembroke Historical Society

Beth Dwyer, President, Pembroke Historical Society

2016 40th Grand Old Fish Fry in Pembroke

Please join us in thanking and patronizing our generous 2016 Sponsors

Richard and Margaret Carrara, Christina’s Restaurant, Old School Café, Lubrano Family Foundation, American Legion Post 143, JLK & Associates, Northeast Travel Control, Ritchie Navigation, Hannon-Murphy Insurance, Mayflower Grove Grill, Pembroke Center Liquors, Protectowire Fire Systems, Real Estate Rocks, Sampson Lumber Company, Shepherd Funeral Home, Standish Auto Repair, Itzaparty, Lucky Dawg Tavern & Grille, and Pembroke Country Club. Special thanks also to The Pembroke Department of Public Works, Pembroke Recreation Department, Pembroke Kiwanis, Pembroke Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and the Pembroke High School Key Club.

2014 38th Grand Old Fish Fry in Pembroke

Click Here for photo gallery courtesy of Drew Lederman Photography