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Birthday Club keeps harmony among neighbors

 

August 24, 2022

Skagit River History

LIFE IN HARMONY - Life in the Harmony District was centered on the Harmony School, built in 1908, and the Swedish Baptist church, built in 1901, both on Calhoun road just east of Kamb. Above, is Harmony during the 1917 flood.

Books clubs and bridge groups come and go, but the Harmony Birthday Club has been around for about 130 years.

Honored with a Pioneer Spirit award at the Aug. 4 Pioneer Picnic, the club has been building connections and community since the 1890s.

While the Harmony district lies east of La Conner, a number of its residents support La Conner schools and the library with their property taxes.

You're in Harmony when you drive east on Calhoun Road from Best and Chilberg roads. While the heart of Harmony is the intersection of Calhoun and Kamb, the district runs from Beaver Marsh Road to the riv...



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