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

One thought on “The Making of a Salmon Fry – Behind the Scenes

  1. Shelley, thanks for these GREAT pics, I missed alot of it this year, due to being sick and taking the kiddo’s on vacation, so it was great to get to look at all the pics. Thanks for all your hard work

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