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Another heartwarming Waterfront Café community Thanksgiving meal

 

November 30, 2022

Bill Reynolds

SUNNY OUTLOOK – Last Thursday's weather was so pleasant that diners at the annual Waterfront Cafe Community Thanksgiving Dinner chose to take their meals and beverages on the outdoor deck overlooking Swinomish Channel. Among those doing so was Brysen Russell, center, of Naples, Florida, who truly must've felt like he was home for the holiday.

After more than a decade, the Waterfront Café has a tried-and-true recipe for its popular annual community Thanksgiving meals.

But this year a new ingredient was added to the mix – outdoor dining.

La Conner was greeted with bright sunshine and unseasonably balmy weather last Thursday, leading numerous diners to enjoy their traditional turkey-and-fixin's and beverages on the café's deck overlooking Swinomish Channel.

"I can't remember it ever being warm enough outside for people to eat out on the deck," recalled longtime volunteer server Jaime Stroebel-Reinstra.

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