By Ken Stern 

Tiny Trees Festival lit up library last Friday


December 6, 2023

Finley Hancock filling out bid sheet next to her mother.

Ken Stern

SECURING THEIR WINNING BID – Finley Hancock is confident that she will bring home The Stockings Tree. She has her mom, Tracy's okay to sign (right). This is the seventh time since 2016 the community has come together in support of the now twice as big La Conner Swinomish Library, which opened in October 2022.

None of the 21 trees at the 2023 La Conner Swinomish Library's Festival of Tiny Trees stood over two feet high, but together they brought in some $10,000 at the library's seventh holiday silent auction fundraiser Friday, Dec. 1.

The artificial trees, covered in treats and trinkets and with SWAG spreading around the base of each one, themed by the designers and decorators, was a grownups indoor winter wonderland piled high with generosity. The holiday and Northwest themes ranged from Silver Bells, complete with music box, bells and fiber art pieces, donated by the Pacific Northwest Quilt &am...

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