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The Worlds Largest Salmon Barbeque

Since 1970 “The Worlds Largest Salmon Barbeque” has delighted salmon lovers young and old. Every year in conjuction with the Independance Day festivities in Fort Bragg, the barbeque is one of the primary sources of funding for the year for the Salmon Restoration Association.

  This year, the 2008 Salmon Barbeque is scheduled for Saturday, July 5th, from 11 am to 6 pm. In the past the salmon barbeque has fed and entertained more than 6,000 people at this huge community event. There will be live music, the aroma of grilled salmon, family and meet new friends. Great food and a love of the outdoors are all part of the atmosphere at the barbeque. Trade fish stories with and “old salt”, or join one of our younger attendees in learning about the efforts of the Salmon Restoration Associaton.

Well what’s on the menu? Delicious grilled salmon, fresh green salad, good ole’ corn on the cob and garlic bread. There will also be wine and beer available, and of course soda water and water to.

Join us this summer for a good old fashioned barbeque. We’ll grill the salmon, and you bring your appetite, and a few friends! If you’ve joined us berfore, we’ll be glad to see you back. And remember, you aren’t just having a great time eating great food, you’re supporting the restoration and preservation of our wild pacific salmon resources.

About the Associaton: The Salmon Restoration Association exists for one reason: To take positive, measurable action to restore the natural wild salmon runs to rivers of Northern California. Our primary concern at this time is the Hollow Tree Creek Hatchery. Hollow Tree Creek sits on a tributary to the Eel River in Hales Grove, California. (near California’s Lost Coast).

The association is a non-profit organization, and our primary funding come from two sources: The California Department of Fish and Game reserves a portion of the sales of commercial salmon tags for restoration work, and our annual event; The Worlds Largest Salmon Barbeque. Now a part of Californai’s history. Representative Mike Thompson of the 3rd district, has filed The Salmon Restoration Association’s “Worlds Largest Salmon Barbeque” as a Local Legacy project with the Library of Congress.

 In Memory of: VEITH, Bob A veteran of 11 Indianapolis 500-Mile Races and the 1956 Rookie of the Year, “crossed the finish line” March 29, 2006 in Santa Rosa, CA. He was 81. He began his racing career in 1948 as a post World War II roadster driver and member of the California Roadsters Association paving the way for 11 Indy 500 starts beginning in 1954. Of his 11 starts in the Indianapolis “500″, six ended up with finishes in the first 12, topped by his Rookie of the Year run to seventh place in 1956. During that time Veith also competed regularly in USAC sprint car races, ranking fourth in the 1956 Midwest point standings. For more than a decade, Veith was a member of the Champion Spark Plug Company’s Highway Safety program in which Indianapolis 500 race drivers would visit the nation’s high schools in order to pass on safe driving habits to students. Veith was inducted into the BCRA Hall of Fame in 1991 as well as the Indy “500″ Hall of Fame. He retired from active racing in 1969 to his ranch in Hales Grove where he was able to pursue his wood art hobby. He was also active in the Westport Volunteer Fire Department and was Landlord of the Hollow Tree Creek Salmon Hatchery as well as on the Board of the Salmon Restoration Association, where action is taken to restore the natural wild salmon runs to rivers of Northern CA. Later, after his home burned, he moved to Santa Rosa to live with his daughter Christine Veith and granddaughter Amber Peters. They will greatly miss him as will his many friends. At his behest, no services were held.

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