Ceremony honors Whittaker Field anniversary, 1968 football team
May 10, 2023
La Conner Schools hosted a ceremony last week that was 50 years in the making.
Well, actually, more than that.
The impetus for developing Whittaker Field, named for the district's late legendary teacher-coach-administrator Jack Whittaker and formally dedicated during the 1972-73 school year, began with the undefeated 1968 Braves football team.
Thus, a dual celebration was there held May 3.
Those attending the 45-minute program observed the golden anniversary of Whittaker Field and honored the '68 team, whose success helped make possible the drive to install the lighted field.