COVID-19 knocks out Pioneer Picnic
July 16, 2020
A year without the Pioneer Picnic in La Conner is rarer than the return of Halley’s Comet. This is one of those years.
For the first time in more than a century – 116 years, in fact – there will be no Pioneer Picnic here on the first Thursday in August.
COVID-19 is the culprit.
“Our board voted to put the picnic on hiatus until next year,” Skagit County Pioneer Association President John Kamb, Jr., a Mount Vernon attorney, told the Weekly News on Friday.
“Our thought,” Kamb said, “was that with so many of the people who attend being more vulnerable to the coronav...