Joyce Johnson feted as oldest at Pioneer Picnic


August 9, 2023

There was much to cheer about at the Pioneer Picnic in La Conner last Thursday. But the loudest and most heartfelt ovation of the afternoon was given to beloved local centenarian Joyce Johnson, who at 105-years-young was recognized as the oldest person in attendance.

Skagit County Pioneer Association President Peggy Stowe saluted Johnson as a 70-year member of the La Conner Civic Garden Club, which serves the picnic’s trademark salmon luncheon.

Her Garden Club friends and admirers join others elsewhere in marveling at how Johnson has lived not only a wonderful life but has taken the Hol...

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