Returning for its second year at the 4th of July in the Park celebration will be the Walla Walla Noon Rotary club salmon and veggie burger booth.

Encouraged by community support, the club is reprising its salmon-baking talents. In addition to serving alder-smoked salmon fillet burgers, locally-made artisan veggie burgers and summer salads will be offered.  

Coordinating the event are Rotarians Tom Osborn, Bruce Johnson, John Cress and Bill Erickson. Rotary club members and volunteers from the two new local Rotary-based clubs — Rotaract (18-30 year olds) and Interact (12-18 year olds) — will be working at the booth.

Last year approximately 350 meals were served.  Since all burgers were sold by early afternoon, the club will prepare for additional customers this year. 

“We were so pleased that numerous folks came back to the booth to tell us that the food was delicious,” Cress said.

The blue canopy Rotary booth will again be on the popular circle location in Pioneer Park.  

All fundraising proceeds will support yearly Rotary scholarships for students from eight area high schools and

for community enhancement


“The 4th of July in the Park event enables our club members to enjoy interacting with residents while raising funds to support charitable club programs,” Osborn said. “The club and the community have been working together since Rotary started here in 1919.” 

Walla Walla Noon Rotary Club meets at 11:45 a.m. Thursdays for lunch and community interest programs at The Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center, 6 W. Rose St. 

For more details, contact Todd Brandenburg at or 509-593-4706 or online see or on Facebook

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