Saturday, November 2nd from 3 – 6 p.m. is the Kiwanis 21st Annual Chowder Feed at the La Conner Elementary School. Taste samples of local chowder, then vote for your favorite by purchasing a bowl with your ticket. Only $8 for a great hardy meal. Don’t worry if you can’t complete your meal, to go bowls will be available.
Don’t forget the silent auction items! There is everything from a crabbing trip to pie; birdhouses to purses, and lots of other wonderful things to bid on. Need not be present to win.
This is the Kiwanis of La Conner big fundraiser of the year with money going for scholarships, Braves After School Club and other needs in La Conner.
We have a continuing fundraising program in La Conner. The first Wednesday of the month have a meal–breakfast, lunch, dinner–at one of the participating restaurants. These restaurants have agreed to donated a portion of their sales that day to the Kiwanis for their programs which help the kids of La Conner. Be sure to thank them for supporting the Kiwanis.
Here is a list of places that are participating:
Anelia’s Kitchen & Stage
La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib
La Conner Pub & Eatery
The Kiwanis Club of La Conner is getting ready for its annual “Chowder by the Channel” chowder cook off. Every year there is competition among the local restaurants for the title of Best Chowder. This a fun event that brings out the chowder tasters in force. We have 12 – 15 restaurants competing for the title.
If you are interested in participating contact a us for an application. We will be out talking to restaurants in the next couple of weeks and would love to include you.
There is also a silent auction during the Chowder by the Channel. Donations of items for the auction are always welcome.
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At the December 6th meeting, the La Conner Kiwanis presented Marlene with a check for the La Conner Braves Club. The proceeds were from the recent Chowder by the Channel Fundraiser.
The Kiwanis Club of La Conner received a check at their May 17 meeting from the Mount Vernon Kiwanis Noon Club. The check for $3,975. was for the many shifts of work La Conner did for the Annual Salmon BBQ. The BBQ is held in April each year in junction with the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival and the money will help fund our student scholarships. Diane Fox from the Noon Club was excited to hand the check to Jack Fankhauser (far right), Vice President of the club. Two members of the Noon Club came along to assist Diane.
Elementary School Student of the Month for October is Logan Burks. Logan is the son of Gordy and Char Burks of La Conner. He is in fifth grade at the La Conner Elementary School. Logan’s favorite subject in school is math.
Middle School Student of the Month for October is Maya Masonholder. Maya is the daughter of Brian and Megan Masonholder of La Conner. She is in eighth grade at the La Conner Middle School. Maya plays volleyball, basketball and softball on the school teams. She also enjoys painting, fishing and hunting in her spare time.
High School Student of the Month for October is Hector Hernandez. Hector is the son of Salvio Hernandez and Victoria Morales of La Conner. He is a senior at the La Conner High School. Hector plays soccer on the school team. He is in National Honor Society and Leadership. Outside of school he volunteers for the local foodbank, the annual “Turkey Trot Run,” and at the North Cascades working with native plants. After graduation he plans to attend college and study Marine Biology or Architecture.
Calling all artists and crafts people. The 8th annual Kiwanis Arts & Crafts Bazaar will be November 5th in the Middle School. We are looking for vendors–maybe you. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information or call Joy at 360-466-3352 for more information.