By Ken Stern 

Gilkey Square marketing icon do-over


– Source: Town of La Conner website

Called a “re-do” by advocate John Leaver, the draft design of the above 16-foot-wide by 26-inch-tall by 5-inch-thick centerpiece is proposed for the southwest corner of Gilkey Square. Ken Barnes is the designer and Katie’s Inn owner John Durgin is co-champion.

This 2.0 iteration replaces the Peter Whited designed 11-foot-tall structure budgeted by the La Conner Town Council last fall with hotel-motel tax funds for promoting the town to out-of-region tourists.

Leaver, a former council member, answered questions summarizing the project. The group believes the design significantly compli...

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