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Each year the Sequim Irrigation Festival has the honor of having a number of dignitaries associated with the festival.

Grand Marshal

The Grand Marshal is selected by the Irrigation Festival Committee. It is a person or persons within Sequim who have contributed to the community. Joe and Tawana Borden have been selected as the 2015 Grand Marshals.


Grand Pioneers and Honorary Pioneers are selected by the Sequim Pioneers Association. The 2015 Grand Pioneers are Art Rogers and Helen Bucher. They were born and lived most of their lives in the Sequim area. The 2015 Honorary Pioneers are Jeff Shold and Margie Russell-Lester, and they have lived in the Sequim area for over 40 years. Pictures and biographies of the 2015 pioneers will be available soon.


The 2015 Royalty will be selected at the Royalty Pageant on February 14, 2015.

Jr. Royalty

The Jr. Royalty are selected from the 3rd Graders at Helen Haller and Greywolf Elementary Schools who enter the upcoming essay contest. The 2015 winners will be announced at the Pageant on February 14, 2015.

Past Dignitaries

We don't ever like to forget the dignitaries from past years. You can still read about the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014  Dignitaries on the Past Dignitaries page.