By Ken Stern 

Parade, concert, fireworks fill July 4


OH, SAY, CAN YOU SEE THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE? – Fireworks sponsored by the Town of La Conner once again lit a night sky on Sunday. Before and after the 15 minute display, Native firework vendors put on a show lasting some five hours, with perhaps the last boom heard either side of 2 a.m. July 4th photos, pages 3 and 4. – Photo by Nancy Crowell

La Conner’s once again annual July 4th parade started up First Street shortly after noon – 12:20 p.m., actually – Sunday, greeted by spectator cheers and applause. On this picture perfect weather day – it was 70 degrees at noon and 76 degrees at 4 p.m. – everyone, paraders and attendees, was smiling, with many on both sides decked out in red, white and blue in all kinds of permutations, from head to toe.

Locals arrived early with their chairs, staking out prime space at the curb. Jo Mitchell brought family and friends visiting from Mesa, Arizona. Yes it was pretty...

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