Supporters from around the Valley flocked to Maple Hall Saturday to root for the home team at the Skagit County Historical Museum’s “Party Like You’re in the Hall of Fame Gala” fundraiser. The evening blended seamlessly with the Museum’s current exhibit, “Hometown Skagit.”
Over 300 adults came out on a blustery Saturday to pay to sample and vote for their favorite chowder at the La Conner Kiwanis 21st Annual Chowder Feed at the La Conner Elementary School.
There was no masking the enthusiasm for Halloween in La Conner last week.There weren’t even storm clouds to shroud excitement for all the guys and ghouls who donned costumes and paraded First Street prior to the big Halloween Carnival at La Conner Elementary School which was held afterward.
SIGN OF A CONTESTED ELECTION – District 1 and 2 La Conner school board incumbents Kate Szurek and Janie Beasley are challenged by John Agen and Marrlys Baker. An independent group of concerned La Conner citizens advocating change coordinated the purchase and distribution of 100 signs placed throughout the district over the weekend. Unlike mushrooms popping up after a rain, contested elections, and candidates’ signs, are a rare thing in recent years. – Photo by Ken Stern
The only contested election in greater La Conner turned out to be no contest. Challengers John Agen and Marlys Baker resoundingly defeated La Conner School District incumbent Directors Kate Szurek and Janie Beasley, respectively. Agen won the District 1 position with 60% of the vote out of 984 ballots cast. Baker won the District 2 position even more decisively, with 66% of the vote, of 931. All votes have been counted.