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First Friday shopping promotion delayed by pandemic restrictions


November 18, 2020

Rachael Sobczak, behind table, was selling her fresh bread on Gilkey Square the First Friday of November. She will be back when the governor says it is safer to get together . – Photo by Ken Stern

The next Friday night extended shopping hours event in La Conner will be closer to Christmas than the start of the month.

And that is under the best of conditions.

Organizers have tentatively rescheduled to Dec. 18 the new First on First local business promotion in response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s four-week state pandemic restrictions imposed today (Wednesday) to curb spread of the coronavirus.

“That is our preliminary plan, assuming we open back up by the 18th,” First on First co-coordinator Rick Dole told the Weekly News on Monday.

First on First, so-named because it takes place on...

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