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September 04, 2012
MONMOUTH -- The Friends of the Jensen Arctic Museum will host the 27th annual Wild Alaskan Salmon Bake onSunday on the Western Oregon University Campus.
The event is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Jensen Arctic Museum.
This year's edition will feature live jazz music and a chance to visit with a contingent of visiting Oregon authors, including Liz Parrish of Klamath Falls, a 2008 Iditarod competitor, and Patrick Wilkins, a former Portland television news reporter.
The theme of this year's event is "Stories of Alaska."
Of course, the main attraction will be the salmon barbecue. The fish was caught at LaVonne's Fish Camp, an education cultural camp and elder hostel in Kotzebue, Alaska. It will be cooked over an open fire pit, which entails fillets attached vertically to poles then placing them around an enclosed fire.
Dinner also includes corn on the cob, coleslaw, rice pilaf, rolls, hors d'oeuvres and dessert.
Prizes for a silent auction and raffle include: a one-night stay at the Wildhorse Casino in Pendleton; a one-night stay at Belknap Hot Springs east of Eugene; admission to performances at the Ashland Shakespeare Festival; local winery tours; and more.
The museum will lose all of its funding from Western starting in January, which makes the Salmon Bake "very important," said Jensen curator Roben Jack.
Support the Arctic Museum
What: Wild Alaskan Salmon Bake benefit for the Jensen Arctic Museum.
When: 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Where: On the lawn next to Gentle House, 855 N. Monmouth Ave., at the northern edge of the Western Oregon University campus, Monmouth.
Cost: Admission and dinner is $32 per person or $225 for a table of eight.
Note: An open house at the Jensen Arctic Museum, 590 Church St. W., will run from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.
For tickets or more information: 503-838-8468 or 503-838-8281.