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Volunteers put out of work by virus crisis


The COVID-19 pandemic that led to a statewide Stay Home order has been brutal on local business owners and employees alike.

It has also been tough on those who gladly work for free.

La Conner area volunteers who log hours for service clubs, charitable organizations and a host of community-based programs and projects have had to adapt in real time with daily life being shut down to stem spread of the coronavirus.

“COVID-19 has done a fine job of slowing down almost all volunteering,” lamented Town Parks Commissioner Ollie Iversen, also a La Conner Rotarian who in normal times is a reg...

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