Popular salmon barbecue is not happening this year
SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish Tillicum Kiwanis annual Salmon Barbecue at Hill Park is being reluctantly discontinued, the service group said in a statement.
The barbecue always coincided with Kla Ha Ya Days, but the volunteer-run effort grew too large. The barbecue in recent years would attract more than
1,500 people to eat, and those numbers were growing.
“Decreasing and low membership due to aging and health issues led to the final decision after
three years of consideration,” the Tillicum Kiwanis wrote. The decision was made in April.
This would have been the 23rd annual Kiwanis salmon barbecue.
The Tillicum Kiwanis stopped holding its fall spaghetti feed a few years ago.
“The club thanks everyone and appreciates all the generous support that the Snohomish community has given the Tillicum through-out the years; many local children have benefitted
from that generosity,” the club statement read.
Kiwanis clubs focus on children’s health and education, such as by giving dictionaries to local third graders. The Tillicum Kiwanis branch meets on Monday mornings; the Snohomish Kiwanis branch meets on Thursday for lunch.
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