FAIRFIELD — Baked or fried, this fundraiser and social went swimmingly.

The 5th annual Fish Fry Dinner took place Friday evening at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Fairfield, with service and take-out for around 250 people served.

“It’s a community event for people throughout the town of Fairfield and the surrounding towns,” said Tammy Julian, a volunteer who has chaired the event since it began.

People enjoyed dining together on a feast that included fries and slaw, clam chowder donated from Dunville’s restaurant in Westport, and piano music provided by David Harris, parish music director.