Pat Good: Longtime smiling face of the Pioneer Picnic
Back in the day
July 14, 2021
For years he was the face of the Pioneer Picnic, one that always bore a smile.
Pat Good (1928-2008), whose forebears settled on Fir Island a century and a half ago, was a longtime mainstay at the annual picnic in La Conner’s Pioneer Park, where he prepared salmon as the main course of a luncheon that often drew more than 300 people.
He did so gladly.
Good was immensely proud of his Skagit heritage, part of which – a large part, in fact – was based on volunteerism and public service.
“Nobody was more giving of himself,” says his sister, Lou Good Lovelace, now of Bellevu...