Local Halloween spirit bubbles up as kids burst COVID-19 pods


November 4, 2020

SEND IN THE CLOWNS – Yes for costumes and kids (tribal member Xavier Keo as the scary clown) and FD 13’s Gary Ladd, handing out candy at the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community’s annual “Trunk or Treat” at the John K Bobb ballfield Saturday. The weather was a perfect Halloween day. Photo page 6, also. – Photo by Robin Carneen

Halloween had a different look in La Conner this year and not just because of new costume designs.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and precautions taken to curb spread of the virus forced cancellation of the traditional downtown parade and community party, the hallmarks of La Conner’s traditional Halloween festivities. Neighborhood trick-or-treating was limited, also.

But La Conner and Swinomish residents and business owners adapted to the new normal, ensuring that Halloween here would not be a mere ghost of its usual self.

Local folks were inventive in figuring ways to make trick-or-treati...

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