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Art auction supporting local wildlife sanctuary is success

La Conner locals and friends of Predators of the Heart gathered at Skagit Cellars in Gilkey Square to celebrate a 20-year legacy and raise funds for ongoing operations the night of the lighted boat parade, Dec. 10.

The winery was packed. Of a staggering 62 artworks for auction, 52 sold, bringing in over $5,000 for wildlife rescue and conservation. Two participants drove all the way from Auburn to attend and others joined online from California to New York.

Some donated above and beyond their winning bids. A generous winner of 11 items selected just a few to keep and donated back the remaining...


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