Community dinner raises funds for local family


April 19, 2023

Bill Reynolds

HELPING OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE - Part of the Soroptimist volunteers, the kitchen crew worked the McLeod benefit dinner. From left: DyAnn Provezano, Jan Paul, Karen Quesnell, Nancy Hinton, and Julie Peddy. La Conner Kiwanis and Rotary clubs and PE0 organized the April 14 fundraiser at the elementary school.

Tyrone McLeod has been a builder much of his life, the elaborate ramp he installed at a Morris Street home across from The Slider Café is a prime example.

He has built even more goodwill here over time.

That was much in evidence Friday when La Conner service organizations held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit McLeod and his family, which last winter lost to fire the house he had labored five years to build on Swinomish Reservation.

The event raised several thousand dollars with donations still coming in from those unable to attend.

One of the benefit's corps of volunteers estim...

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