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Annual Pioneer Picnic Thursday

A Good time planned:

 

August 4, 2021

THE GOOD FAMILY FIR ISLAND FARM BACK IN THE DAY – This photo of the Good farm on Polson Road, just west of Dry Slough Road, was sent out on a 1960s Christmas card by Elma Good. Her husband William was known for raising sheep and heritage chickens on the 80 acre farm. See more photos and hear stories Thursday at the Pioneer Picnic, starting at 11 a.m. with a BBQ salmon lunch for $20. – Photo courtesy of Laurie Good Olds

One year and a global pandemic couldn’t wipe out a La Conner tradition more than a century in the making.

The annual Skagit County Pioneer Association Picnic and General Meeting resumes tomorrow at Pioneer Park after the 2020 gathering was nixed due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The much-anticipated event, a fixture here on the first Thursday in August, starts at 11 a.m.

After the 12-month hiatus induced by the pandemic, a period that also saw major restoration work at the park in the aftermath of severe windstorms, a Good time is promised on several levels for those in attendance.

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