Mayor shares tribe's Didgwalic Wellness Center plans

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Ken Stern

REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY– Leon John, Didgwalic Wellness Center outreach director for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, spoke at La Conner Mayor Marna Hanneman's March 2 meet and greet at the La Conner Swinomish Library.

Word is getting out on one of Skagit County's best-kept secrets.

That's thanks to La Conner High School alum and former Swinomish Tribal Community Senator Leon John, now the outreach director at Didgwalic Wellness Center northwest of town along Highway 20.

The Didgwalic facility is a rehabilitation center for anyone, tribal and non-tribal, dealing with addiction or other challenges to mental and physical health.

John outlined the Didgwalic mission as guest speaker for the second in a series of Meet the Mayor sessions at La Conner Swinomish Library last Saturday.

Mayor Marna Hanneman, starting...

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