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.
La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib has taken up the cause and is supporting the monthly Kiwanis Dine out for Kids. The first Wednesday of the month stop into Seafood & Prime Rib between 5 and 7 p.m. Be sure to let them know you are there for the kids of La Conner. They have a $10 menu from which they will donate a portion of the proceeds to Kiwanis. If you don’t see anything there you like, order off the regular menu and a portion of those proceeds will be donated to Kiwanis. What an easy way to help out the kids of La Conner! See you there.
La Conner Seafood and Prime Rib
Congratulations to the March Students of the Month.
High School–Harrison Davis.
Middle School–Roxy Orkney.
Elementary School–Jason Nelson.