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Hedlin leads Berry Dairy Days parade

It's a rare spring day when you won't find Dave Hedlin on his family's La Conner farm.

Saturday was one of those days – if only for a couple hours.

The third-generation farming the family property, a key figure in launching Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland and a vocal advocate of organic agriculture, served as Grand Marshal of the 87th annual Berry Dairy Days Grand Parade in Burlington June 15.

"The neat thing about Berry Dairy Days," Hedlin told the Burlington Chamber of Commerce upon his selection to lead the tradition-rich parade, "is that it celebrates the history of agriculture and produ...


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