Halloween paraders flooded First Street Friday


November 3, 2021

PRINCESSES ARE WHAT MAKES A HALLOWEEN PARADE GREAT – La Conner’s annual Halloween Parade down First Street returned last Friday. No one seemed scared of the coronavirus pandemic, which kept everyone off the street a year ago. This year the street swarmed with kids of all ages in costumes. Caught for the camera are these rainbow princeses are from left, Lily, Vivienne Gitomer, Grace Brandsma and Madison Shutt. – Photo by Ken Stern

The happiest half hour – well, 45 minutes – in La Conner happened once again last Friday afternoon, when promptly at 3:10 p.m. a Skagit County Sheriff’s Office motorcycle deputy turned his siren and lights on and led the annual Halloween Parade of – literally – kids of all ages down First Street from Morris Street toward Maple Hall.

It was hard to tell who enjoyed it more: the parents, grandparents, town residents gathered to watch on the street, the occasional tourist caught in the commotion, shop owners and staff or the kids.

Everyone basked in an absolutely be...

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