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Slurping up chowder for kids

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. While La Conner students were the big winner – all proceeds go to scholarships, the Braves After School Club and other school programs – the popular winner, voted by tasters, was the Swinomish Casino and Lodge.

The Shrimp Shack, on SR 20, took second place followed by the Skagit River Brewery in Mount Vernon. Also serving up their exclusive chowder recipes were La Conner Retirement Inn, Nell Thorn,...


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