After the derby, the Gardiner Salmon Derby Association holds the Corporation’s annual meeting. The meeting is held at the Gardiner Community Center, and is followed by the Gardiner Salmon Derby Assoc Salmon Derby Appreciation Pot Luck Dinner. This year the Appreciation Dinner is scheduled to be held on March 25.
The dinner is a potluck meal that honors the members and volunteers who make the derby happen.
The centerpiece of the meal is donated salmon. Everybody should bring a side dish, dessert, salad, appetizer, or similar potluck fare. There is sometimes live music and always a good time.
These pictures are from past Appreciation Dinners.