Meet the Dignataries: Dharma Ridge

I was going to make some little films introducing our farm-heavy dignitaries this year, but in regards to Dharma Ridge’s Zack Hailey and Haley Olsen and John Boulton, our “Bridging the Generations” dignitaries, I could not imagine a more charming film than Andrea Love’s animated introduction. Andrea was gracious enough to share it with us, so please enjoy.

Bridging the Generations are Dharma Ridge Farm owners Zach Wailand and Haley Olson, a husband-and-wife team, and John Boulton of the historic 100+ acre Boulton Farm. Zach and Haley with their three children started a 5-acre farm in 2003 on Dharma Road in Chimacum, moving to a 10 acre piece in Beaver Valley, but keeping the name. They now farm on the Boulton Farm in the Leland Valley off Highway 101, growing 25 acres of certified organic vegetables. The farm grows produce for local markets as well as stores in Kitsap, King, and Snohomish counties. (360) 765-0178.

Pre-Sale Carnival Tickets are On Sale Now

The carnival is back at the fair this year with rides galore takes place Friday night before the fair after school lets out and Saturday starting at 10 and going until they shut off the lights.

The carnival is a great deal at $20 for all the rides you can go on, but it gets even better with the pre-sale tickets. Pre-sale tickets are currently available for $15 (cash only, please) at the Quilcene Village Store and US Bank, and will be in more places soon. Each $15 ticket can be traded in for a full day pass to the carnival on Friday afternoon (9/18) or Saturday (9/19). Prices are $20 per day at the carnival or you can pay per ride (but that’s expensive and no fun).

Lobo del Mar

The fair is right around the corner on September 19th.  We spent a sunny afternoon tooling down to Port Hadlock to check out our entertainment this year, Lobo del Mar, in their natural environment.  They were kind enough to play us a few tunes and we chatted with Brady Bunton about thje band.  Check out the video.  We’ll post another song after we get 100 hits, so pass it along.

Quilcene Fair on September 19th, 2015

Well the details are starting to fall into place for the Quilcene Fair in 2015.  We hope you can join us on Saturday, September 19th for another day of good old fashioned Quilcene fun.  The theme this year is:

Quilcene Farming:  On Land And Sea

We’ll have the parade, booths, food, and the carnival is joining us again.  The garden club has really embraced this year’s theme, so expect big things from them.  The entertainment this year will be the great Lobo Del Mar.



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“Quilcene: Gateway to Olympic Mountain Hiking”
Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Quilcene Fair & Parade 2014 will be held at, in and near the Quilcene School at 294715 Highway 101 on Saturday, September 20th with a breakfast, Parade, Carnival, Car Show and burn-out, music, Quilscenery photo contest, informational, vendor & food booths, raffles, games, garden display and much more.
info: Greg Brotherton, President 206 422 – 8328

“Quilcene: Gateway to Olympic Mountain Hiking” is an appropriate theme for the Quilcene Fair for this, or any year. Located between the Olympic Mountains and the Hood Canal, the location of Quilcene gives hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts a perfect entry into the Olympic Mountains and Olympic National Forest. Many local, state and national agencies use Quilcene as the staging or information center for many wilderness trails and roads. The North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center located just south of Quilcene on State Highway 101 at the US Forest Service Center has information and maps. Visitor Center docents will help make any trip, hike or camping experience safe, fun and rewarding. Many booths and vendors related to “Olympic Mountain Hiking” will be at the 2014 Quilcene Fair on September 20, 2014. The Wilderness Act is celebrating its 50th anniversary signing by President Johnson in September, 1964.

CARNIVAL Friday, Saturday and Sunday Sept 19, 20 and 21. Cascade Amusements Carnival will have rides, games and food. Pre-sale, discounted full-day ride tickets are available at Quilcene US Bank, Village Store, and other local outlets for $15.00 for one day; exchanged at the Carnival for an “all-day ride wrist band.” $20 once the Carnival opens. Carnival Hours: Fri: 3 pm–10 pm Sat: 11 am –10 pm Sun: 12noon–5 pm
info: Greg Brotherton, President 206 422 – 8328

OPEN CAR SHOW – all vehicles; hosted by: South County Cruisers with BURN-OUT EXHIBIT
Over 50 vehicles will participate in a staging area from 9 am – 4 pm behind the Quilcene School with a “burn-out” exhibition at 3 pm; also lots of raffle prizes, t-shirts for sale and chance to swap-meet some of your extra car parts. $10.00 per vehicle entry fee. Sponsored by the South County Classic Car Club.
info: Ron Rogers (774 – 6794) or John McDougall (765-4349)

CAR PARTS SWAP MEET chance to swap-meet some of your extra car parts or buy something you might need or want. Booths pay a normal vendor fee and can be located near or in the Car Show area.
info: Adina Vierra (360) 333-2228

QUILCENE COMMUNITY PORTRAIT at 12:00 noon. Step into Highway 101 and be a part of this all-Quilcene Community photo in the middle of the Highway right after the parade.
Info: Vivann Kuehl

BREAKFAST Saturday 8 am – 10 am in the school multi-purpose / cafeteria. Sponsored and prepared by a Quilcene High School Vocational Cooking Club. Menu: Eggs, sausage and homemade cinnamon roll, juice and coffee. Price: $5.00 info: Veda Wilson 301 – 2089

PARADE Saturday 11 am – New parade route will be in reverse direction from past several years. (Check-in beginning at 9:00 am on Center Valley Road between the US Bank and the Museum. The Parade will proceed from Center Valley Road going South on Highway 101; passing in front of the School on Highway 101 towards the Community Center. Entries include local dignitaries and honorees, floats, vehicles, horses, local groups, candidates, animals, logging and old farm equipment. Theme: “Quilcene: Gateway to Olympic Mountain Hiking” info: Greg Brotherton 206 422 – 8328
OR Dan Cochran, VP 360 302-0586


Grand Marshalls Terry & Cleone Telling. Terry, grew up in Leland Valley is a QHS 1968 graduate and Cleone, 4th generation born and raised in Quilcene is a PTHS 1971 graduate. Terry worked at many of the local farms through high school; served in Viet Nam with the Army 854th Transportation Company stationed at Vung Ro Bay. Upon return, he worked in logging as a skidder operator and entered the apprentice program at the Puget Sound Naval Ship Yard as an electrician. After thirty-eight years he retired as an electrical engineering technician at Naval Magazine Indian Island; hunting, hiking and fishing for enjoyment. Cleone, a graduate of Central Washington University, taught elementary school for 33 years, retiring in 2011. She is an active member & elder of Quilcene Presbyterian Church; president of South Jefferson Little League since 2004 and secretary of Delta Kappa Gamma. Terry & Cleone are Board Members of the Quilcene Museum and help with many of its events & activities; Cleone serves as vice Chair. They have 2 grown sons. They like to travel, read, garden, outdoor activities, and visit with family and friends.

Citizen of the Year Patti Walsh Herold, born and raised in Astoria NY, worked in midtown NYC for most of her career in Investment Banking. She participated in the Power Lunch Reading Program in the projects and volunteered at “God’s Love We Deliver” preparing meals for shut-ins. She met her future husband, Alan (Oregon born) in San Diego; living in Los Angeles, she started a meals ministry at a women’s shelter and a ministry crocheting blankets for children in foster care. In 2007, Alan and Patti were married and she moved from NY to Alan’s home in Issaquah, WA. In 2010, they moved to Quilcene. Patti volunteers at Quilcene School with phonics and reading; she started a program at Quilcene Community Center in partnership with JeffCo Library and now with the YMCA of Jefferson County providing a five day food and activity program in Quilcene. She is a member of the Jefferson County Literacy Council and the Quilcene/Brinnon Garden Club, a board member of the YMCA, and volunteers with the Backpack nutrition program for children. Patti enjoys gardening, crocheting, hiking, boating and exploring the Olympic Peninsula with her husband, family and friends. They have three sons, three daughters-in-law and five wonderful grand-children.
King & Queen David and Laurie Neuenschwander (NEW-en-shwan-der, like wander) purchased land in 2007, and have lived in Quilcene since 2011. They are retired; past owners of a printing company for 18 years. They attend St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Port Townsend and sing in the choir. David volunteers time as the Executive Director of the North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce, as a mentor at Quilcene Elementary, and in administrative duties at Quilcene Fire Rescue. He also is the volunteer Treasurer for: the Quilcene Museum, Count Me In For Quilcene, Quilcene Emergency Volunteers Association, and Quilcene Citizens for Emergency Response. Laurie is a docent at the Quilcene Historical Museum, and a member of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society. She has created a database of all residents of Quilcene from 1870 through 1940, and photographed all the tombstones in Quilcene Cemetery to preserve the history of our Cemetery. In January 2014 Laurie became a Commissioner of our local Cemetery District. She also enjoys sports, and can be found at almost every home QHS football and softball game.

Pioneer Citizens Anne-Marie Nylund and Mavis Sorensen
Anne-Marie Nylund came to Quilcene in 1961 from Sweden after serving as a nanny to the children of the Dupont family in New York. She came to Quilcene to visit an Uncle and instead of returning to NY, she met and married Herb. He had come to Quilcene from Finland in 1952 to visit his Aunt Mary & Uncle George Ackerman. Anne-Marie & Herb owned appliance stores in Quilcene and Port Townsend. A widow since 2008, Anne-Marie has membership in Sons of Norway Poulsbo, Quilcene/Brinnon Garden Club and Quilcene Museum. Gardens, flowers, cooking & baking, and farm life has been a big part of her life. Anne-Marie has returned many times to Sweden to visit family and they have visited here. She says, “Quilcene is a wonderful place to live with water, mountains and friends.”
Mavis Sorensen born and raised in South Dakota, traveled with husband Ray to many parts of the United States. Ray spent many years working as a teacher for Native American boarding schools, especially in Alaska, Oregon, Arizona and DC. In retirement they moved back to the Northwest settling on Egg & I Road in Chimacum. Becoming good friends with Herb & Anne-Marie through card parties, hunting & fishing, they moved to Quilcene 28 years ago and became their neighbors. Ray was a member of the Lions’ Club, Mavis in the Quilcene/Brinnon Garden Club, Quilcene Museum and active in her church with the “back pack” kid and Senior Center programs. Mavis says she “likes the country life of Quilcene – people are fun, interesting and helpful.”

Pioneer Logger King Kenny Harris came to Quilcene from Brinnon in 1944. He worked in many jobs, but most importantly with Buck Mountain Logging and Eastgard Logging as a Choker Setter, Loader Operator and the Co-Boss. He married Darlene Goode and had 3 children, all QHS graduates. Later he opened his own logging business, Harris Logging Company. His hobbies have been hunting, fishing, camping, clamming, and crabbing. He is a member of the Quilcene Museum, Quilcene Lions Club, and volunteered many years to the Quilcene EMT’s and Fire Department. Kenny says, “Quilcene has been the greatest place to work, raise a family and be an active community member.” Kenny now divides his time between Quilcene and Olympia.

Most Missed Citizens: Bonnie Selvar and Jane-Anne Hirschi
Bonnie Selvar and husband Bill came to Quilcene in 1998 from Bainbridge Island to retire in their “little home on the Little Quilcene River.” They loved the quiet, peaceful “mini-farm” which was a lot like BI and Winslow. Bonnie became very active with the Quilcene Museum, Quilcene Fair, Garden Club and as a tutor at Quilcene Elementary School. Gardening, Arts & Crafts, and pets (cat, 2 dogs and birds) are special interests. She has moved to Port Ludlow where a larger home welcomes her 4 kids and 13 grandchildren for special family holidays.
Jane-Anne Hirschi and husband Gary came to Quilcene in 1974 to work for the US Forest Service from previous postings in Oregon and near Mt. St. Helens. Gary served 13 years on the Quilcene School Board, and 20 years with the Quilcene Fire Department. Gary retired in 1993 and their 3 kids, April, Hope & Bill, are QHS graduates. Jane-Anne worked at US Bank for 14 years retiring in 1994. She kept active with family, school events & tutoring, Homemakers’ Club, a big garden and travel; She lives in Edmonds to be closer to her children and 5 grandchildren and is “a country girl, moved to the city.”

Educator of the Year Linda Vliet has worked 8 years for the Quilcene School District as a para-professional, one-on-one student aide. She is now going into the 5th year with the same student who “works very hard and has amazed me,” Linda says. Married to Jeff, she moved to Quilcene in 1981 from Puyallup. A past school bus driver and PTA President, her artistic tree paintings and work have made life-time friends with “many open-minded and loving people in Jefferson County.” Linda is honored and grateful for her recognition as Teacher of the Year; and is a proud grandmother of Paul, QHS Class of 2015, Isaiah and Jack students at Blue Heron, and mother of Jessica and Erik, QHS grads.

Teen Citizens — Quilcene High School ASB Officers for 2014 / 2015 are:
President – Sammy Rae Vice-President – Paul Huyler Secretary – Allison Jones
Treasurer – Bailey Kieffer Assist Treasurer – Hannah Williams Parliamentarian – Alexis Mack Katy Campbell & Tammy Thompson– Co-Advisors QHS 765 – 4848

LUNCH MENU Saturday 11am -2 pm in the school multi-purpose / cafeteria. Sponsored and prepared by QHS Vocational Cooking Club. Menu: Hamburger or Breaded Chicken Patty served on homemade bun, with lettuce, tomato, and onions, Potato Salad, Pop. Price: $5.00 info: Veda Wilson 301 – 2089

FOOD CONCESSIONS (Saturday 7am – 4pm) breakfast, hamburgers, hot-dogs, corndogs, fries, onion rings, cotton candy, sundaes, seafood, sandwiches, Bar-B-Q, ice cream, espresso, desserts and more. info: Adina Vierra (360) 333-2228

Toys, books, flowers, jewelry, games, handcrafts, ceramics, woodwork, antiques, clothing, arts & crafts. Also informational, political candidates, games, raffles, food and organizations; a chance to swap-meet some of your extra car parts or buy something you might need or want; car parts-swap booth can be located near or in the Car Show area. $25 for a sidewalk booth, $30 for a 10×10 and $35 for a larger space. $10 extra if rented after September 5th. info: Adina Vierra (360) 333-2228

FAIR BOARD Raffle Prize Winners of over 100 gift cards & certificates, & other prizes will be drawn on Fair Day. $1.00 tickets can be purchased at US Bank, Quilcene Museum, Village Store, Munn Bros. Realty and other locations in Quilcene; and from sellers at the Breakfast, and Raffle / Information Booth on fair day.
Info: Denise Karp 630-788-2306

LITTLE MISS PEARL PAGEANT 4th Annual event for girls ages 2 – 12. Girls are chosen by their choosing of a colored rose at their Pageant which is held on September 13th at the Brinnon Community Center. This program helps build confidence and sense of community for this age group. The girls will participate in the Quilcene Fair and Parade. Info: Kendra

QUILSCENERY PHOTO CONTEST Display in the school multi-purpose room of photos of the Quilcene area. Prizes will be given to 4 winners. Note cards from past contests are available in packets of 5 cards for $6.00 at US Bank and at the Raffle / Info Booth on Fair Day. info: Lisa Hames 360-796-4578

GARDENERS’ CORNER sponsored by the Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club, is located in the cafeteria. Garden Contest: Longest Zucchini, Best Miniature Carrot, Funkiest Fruit or Veggie, Biggest Pumpkin, Best Flower Arrangement. Jam and Jelly Contest. Jam and Jelly only; no freezer jam, preserves nor marmalade. Please submit your favorite batch from last Fall or this Summer with a printed recipe & processing details. Enter as many jam/jelly recipes as you wish. Please submit ALL contest items on Friday afternoon from 3 – 5 pm in the school cafeteria for Friday night judging; ribbons & prizes will be on display all day Saturday. Non-contest, display-only garden items are also welcome; bring them either Friday night or early Saturday morning to the school cafeteria. We will have local kids’ art on display as well as local Farm Displays! Young Gardeners: Aged 5-12 have a special contest: Bring what you grew! Young winners selected by drawing for special prizes!
info: Nancy Cochran 360 302-0586

12:00 – 1:00 pm The Pine Hearts (folk-rock, country & mountain music)
1:15 – 2:15 pm Twisted Roots (folk, classic country, pop cover)
2:30 – 3:30 pm The Fire Inside (Celtic music)
Info: Norm Johnson (206) 842-5485 or
4:00 – 7:00 Free Concert Linger Longer Stage-QuilceneMuseum



(Carnival also: Friday 3 pm – 10 pm and Sunday 12 noon – 5 pm)
Fri: 3 pm–10 pm Carnival Across Hwy 101 from US Bank
Sat: 11 am –10 pm Carnival Across Hwy 101 from US Bank
Sun: 12noon–5 pm Carnival Across Hwy 101 from US Bank
10 am – 4 pm Classic Car Show Behind school on the football field
9 am – 4 pm Garden Club Exhibit School Cafeteria / multi-purpose room
11:00 am Parade down Highway 101
12 noon All Community Photo in the middle of Highway 101 – right after parade
10 am – 4 pm Vendors Through out the School Campus
12 noon-3:30 pm Musical Entertainment Courtyard
12 noon–4 pm Quilscenery Photo Contest Display School Cafeteria / multi-purpose room
3:00 p –4:00 pm Car Show Burn-Out Behind school-by football field
12:00 noon–4:00 pm Raffles, Games, prizes various booths
4:00 – 7:00 Free Concert Linger Longer Stage-QuilceneMuseum

free all-ages CONCERT 4:00 – 7:00 pm on the Linger Longer Stage at Worthington Park. Meadow seating, beer garden and food for sale will make this a great way to end Fair Day in Quilcene. No Pets Please! “The Village Idiots” and “Johnny Seven & the Black Crabs” will be performing.
info: Bonnie Story 360 -765 – 0967

Quilcene Fair Board Officers, Members & volunteers: (for additional information)

Greg Brotherton, President & Parade 206-422-8328 Lisa Hames, Photo Contest 796 – 4578
Daniel Cochran, VP & Parade 360 302-0586 Adina Vierra, Booths & Vendors 360-333-2228
Norm Johnson, Sec & Entertainment 360-765-3449
Gary Judy, Treasurer 774 – 1505 Denise Karp, Raffle 630-788-2306
Bruce Munn, Advisor 301 – 4026 Viviann Kuehl, All Quil Photo 765 – 4321
Larry McKeehan, PR & Dignitaries 437 – 2842 Nancy Cochran, Garden Display 360 302-0586
Veda Wilson, Breakfast & Lunch 301 – 2089 Bonnie Story, LLP & Garden Display 360 – 765- 0967
Alex Monroe, Janitorial 774 – 6598 Ron Rogers, Car Show & Burn-Out 774 – 6794
Bob & Bonnie McDaniel, Hiking 765 – 0977 John McDougall, Car Show 765 – 4349

Kendra Hanninen, Little Miss Pearl Pageant