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Boom times: La Conner celebrates 4th in fine style

La Conner bared its soul during Fourth of July festivities here on Thursday.

Make that Souls.

A string of Kia Souls, the hip boxy car designed for millennials, was among the highlights of a colorful, briskly-paced 15-minute downtown Independence Day Parade, which set in motion a full-day local celebration of America’s 243rd birthday.

One of the Souls carried the company’s popular mascot – a hamster said to symbolize Kia’s goal of delivering motorists from the humdrum of life on an exercise wheel.

There were other well received entries in the annual parade’s animal-themed division, such a...


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