Jacque grew up in Chimacum with her three brothers John, Rory and Waldo Edgington. Her family had a farm there, having moved from their farm in Sequim when Jacque was in 3rd grade. She met her husband Richard (Dick) in 1960 when he was on the Quilcene basketball team and she was a Chimacum cheerleader. She came to Quilcene as a twenty year old bride and has been here ever since, living since 1963 in the house that had been Dick’s grandparents. Their sons and wives also continue to live here in Quilcene - Rick and his wife Jennifer and Scott and his wife Shari. The Bancroft family has deep roots here, it is now on its fifth generation in Quilcene. Jacque said she finds Quilcene very special, noting how supportive it was and the amount of kindness shown when her husband Dick died. Jacque has been active in many community activities over the years as well as enjoying her garden and arts and crafts.
King and Queen:
Wally and Peggy Pederson
Wally’s maternal grandparents came from Scotland in 1907. They had come to join his grandmother’s three brothers who were in the Chimacum Valley. The family moved to Quilcene and Wally’s mother, Janet Milroy Pederson, and all three of her brothers graduated from Quilcene High School. Wally’s dad was part of other logging operations and then owner of Pederson Milling and Logging - which Wally has continued. Peggy has been here 38 years, since 1980 when she moved here as her father and stepmother lived here. She and Wally met in 1981. She is retired from Costco. They have been supporters of the Hamilton-Worthington House renovation and of many activities and events over the years.
Lura Mae Schafer
Lura Mae is the oldest living citizen born in Quilcene. She was born in 1920 and celebrated her 98th birthday earlier this year. She graduated from Quilcene High School in 1938 and she and Clifford were married in 1939, they were married 59 years at his death. They met when she was working at the local telephone office. They spent their first summer together living at the Mt. Jupiter Lookout on fire watch for the Forest Service. Except for four years when they lived on the other side of Puget Sound during World War II, Quilcene has been home.
Citizen of the Year: Richard Chadwick
Richard moved to Quilcene from Southern California. He is the "Ranger Fan Extraordinaire” as is shown in his enthusiastic work for the Booster Club. He heads up numerous fundraising events, including the Salmon BBQ at the Fair, pictures with Santa, and more. He works on all the sports banquets and does many other things to support athletics and students. Richard’s enthusiasm and work also brings Quilcene a brighter Christmas; he literally works to light up the town with tree lights and decorations. Due to his bringing students on board, the town decoration efforts now also include them. His volunteer efforts do not stop there, for one helps to bring the Blood Bank to Quilcene on a regular basis.
Quilcene School Teacher & Staff Member of the Year
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Sue Borges, Mark Apeland & Ginger Moore
Staff Member of the Year: Sue Borges
2017-2018 was Sue’s 29th year as a K-12 ParaEducator. Over the years her placement has mostly been in general education but also some in special education. Sue is a graduate of Quilcene High School. While leaving for a time after graduation, she returned with her husband and started their family in Quilcene and began working at the school when her children were in elementary school. When asked what she liked most about Quilcene School, she said it was that everyone knows everyone and everyone keeps an eye on everyone else’s kids.
Teacher of the Year: Ginger Moore
Ginger first taught in Naknek, Alaska, a remote village about 300 miles from Anchorage, reporting she fell in love with teaching there. She has taught many subjects and grades, adding performing arts to that list while in Quilcene. Ginger noted the highlight of teaching here was the people - praising the wonderful students and parents, administrators, colleagues, and community who were supportive of her ideas from the Performing Arts program to the June 2018 AP History trip to Washington D.C. and many other ideas in between. Ginger will not be able to be in the Parade or at the Fair as she has left her teaching position here to pursue singing professionally.