The bakery is back, and in a new place and with a new partner.
Sequim Noon Rotary’s 53rd Annual Salmon Bake is scheduled for Saturday, August 6, in partnership with host Security Services NW, 250 Center Park Way, where the local business will also host its annual Unity of Effort event.
Salmon feeding begins at noon and will continue until the salmon run out with a scheduled closing at 4 p.m.
Tickets are $23 for advance purchases and $25 on the day of the event, and are available in advance at a discount at sequimrotary.org, the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce, 1192 E. Washington St., the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., and the event itself.
The meal includes alder-baked wild salmon, rolls, baked beans, and coleslaw, plus an ice cream dessert and coffee or soft drink.
Proceeds from the salmon bake help Sequim students, the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, the club’s Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Mapping Project, and local Rotary youth projects such as the Adaptive Cycling Program. club.
Unity of Effort 2022 is meant to celebrate first responders, law enforcement, security, and military personnel. The event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., features a slew of helicopters, fire trucks, police cars and other first responder vehicles to view, as well as live music from the band Hair Storm and Scooter Brown, a Kevin Miller K-9 demo with the Port Angeles Police Department, food, raffles all afternoon (players don’t need to be present to win), and vendors additional premises.
Sequim Noon Rotary introduced its first salmon cooked on the beach at what is now John Wayne Marina. Community support was so good that Rotarians had to return to the store several times that first Sunday. Over the years the Salmon Bakery has been located at Pit Ship Point, Jamestown, Macleay Hall, Carrie Blake Community Park and the Sequim Boys & Girls Club. The 2019 event saw 500 meals served.