The Making of a Salmon Fry – Behind the Scenes

This is my first year of experiencing the Garland City Salmon Fry from inside the fence. I have to tell you what a great experience it’s been watching this come together! It really is a huge group effort from these Garland guys and their families.  They work hard all week to prepare for the annual fund raiser. I’ve totally enjoyed helping, as well as stepping back and soaking in the camaraderie that this group has.

Wednesday night, a group of the guys headed to Kent’s Marketplace in Tremonton to cut the salmon.

Thursday night was the ‘potato wash’.  This is where the group got together and scrubbed and wrapped over 4000 potatoes for Saturday’s event.  We had a great time. I heard stories from the Mayor about how it all started out as 2 or 3  guys sitting on the back of the fire truck, scrubbing potatoes and prepping the fish all in one evening. Look at them now!  It was the most fun I EVER had scrubbing potatoes!




And today is Friday, the day before the BBQ and the guys have been over there since noon putting all of the BBQ pits together. Not to mention the work involved with putting together the tables and chairs,  the kitchen, special sauce, and all the little details that make this event such a great gathering!

A little rain won’t slow them down. Alan, Brady and Aaron bringing in the pits:


Chris is dumping sand while Quentin and Steve man the shovels:


Group effort:


Chris, Bob and Mart cleaning up the traffic route:


Kent, Bob and Jade working on the stairs:


I’m  not sure who was having more fun here, Chris or Wyatt!


Steve and I are both honored to be a part of it this year. This group is an amazing bunch! We all hope to see you here on Saturday!

-Shelley H – Contributor

The 2009 Garland Fire Department Salmon BBQ is just around the corner!

We have a bunch of busy firemen preparing for the feast this Saturday. If you aren’t familiar with the famous fish fry, now would be the perfect time to learn about it!  It’s the Garland City firemens annual fundraiser which has become pretty famous in these parts. People come from hours away to attend. It’s located at the City Offices / Fire Department in Garland, Utah. 1 block north of the 4 way stop.

You must put this on your list of things to do if you are anywhere near Northern Utah!

The firemen will be cooking fish and serving it from 3 to 9 pm on Saturday, June 6th.

The ladies auxiliary will be selling t-shirts and raffle tickets.

Stay tuned for some pictures of the firemen prepping for the occasion.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!