It appears that the announcement that the Depoe Bay Salmon Bake for 2013 is not going to happen this year was possibly a bit premature – even raising suspicions that it was the Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce’s way of shaking up the town and business community – that volunteers must come forward to maintain the half century event an ongoing, viable local and tourist draw. Chamber member Dorinda Goddard said the shock appears to be working because she told News Lincoln County, “The Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce is alive and well and wants the Salmon Bake to emerge on schedule,” which in this case would be September 21st at Depoe Bay City Park.
Goddard said a lot of the town’s older folks carried the event valiantly for decades and now it’s time to turn it over to some of the younger crowd who values the salmon bake as a signature event bridging over 50 years, and to chip in and keep it going – not only for a proud tradition of the town but for a late summer economic boost from tourism. Goddard says she hopes the shock wave of the earlier announcement rattled enough people to realize what late summer in Depoe Bay would be like without the Salmon Bake.
So…there is still time to crank it up!
Once again, with feeling...
Get ready, mark your calendars! The Salmon Bake is to be held on Saturday, September 21st at Depoe Bay City Park. Come out to Depoe Bay the night before for some Oktoberfest fun! Friday night, September 20, will feature good food, great beer from Bier One, and other fun Oktoberfest activities. Proceeds to benefit the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Friends of Lincoln County Animal Shelter (FOLCAS). For more information visit www.rsvpoflincolncounty.org/oktoberfest.
The Salmon Bake is sponsored by the Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds help to fund chamber activities and town events during the coming year. For more information, contact the Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce. (541)765-2889 or toll free (877)485-8348.
Okay Depoe Bay volunteers! Are you listening?