History comes alive as relatives relive Skagit City School's glory days

People sit at tables under portable awnings at the Skagit School picnic

Chloe Peterson

GREAT DAY FOR A PICNIC – Families and friends, descendants of long-past students of Skagit City School gathered for the annual picnic at the Moore Road building on Fir Island, now part of the Skagit County Historical Museum.

Community members gathered around the Skagit City School Sunday, July 16, for the annual Skagit City School Picnic, hosted by the Skagit County Historical Museum. 

Live music filled the air as a breeze worked its way through the sunny front lawn of the school, dancing around attendees as they ate lunch provided by the La Conner Rotary and joined their community for an afternoon of talk, trivia and treasuring the legacy of the school before them.

Picnickers cycled through the display room, breathing in the memories of their families. One person remarked that their mother-in-law had attended...

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