The second annual pet parade raises the woof!

Pet parade dress up day Saturday


March 22, 2023

Marissa Conklin

PET PARADE GLEE – Marilynn Olson and her two mini poodles, Goldie and Louis, won the award for Best Family Costume at the second annual Pet Parade March 18. Julia Rivas, who helped create the dogs' costumes, is standing beside her.

The La Conner Chamber of Commerce's second annual pet parade shone bright last Saturday on what was arguably the nicest day of the year so far. The sunshine brought people from all corners of town – and outside of La Conner – to participate in and watch this fun event. Canines were the center of the show, but a few exotic pets showed up – a Rhode Island Red hen named Jennifeather, a rabbit and a cat named Gizmo.

Gina McCarthy Torpey, event organizer, said nearly all 50 registration slots were filled and most people had more than one dog per group. "There is quite a bit more than last...

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