Ukraine flags wave across La Conner


- Photo by Marissa Conklin

Walking along First Street, you will find dozens of tiny Ukrainian flags in flower pots outside restaurants and shops. These flags represent La Conner’s support of Ukraine and show how one small town can make a difference.

Town residents Jean Wedin, John Leaver and Joyce Welch have been collecting donations since March for a Ukraine relief fund at Washington Federal Bank on Morris Street. The donations go to the World Central Kitchen, which has provided some four million meals to refugees on the Polish border.

Through April 5, $7,575 has been collected, Leaver said. He is hoping to send $...

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