A crowd of more than 150 shared cake and toasted the city with champagne (led by Sequim’s Mayor, City Manager and City Council members in photo above) Saturday night at the Centennial Finale Dinner in Club Seven at the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe’s casino. Sequim was officially incorporated as a city Oct. 31, 1913, and the Centennial Finale Dinner concluded a full year of celebrations marking the 100th anniversary.
Various events throughout the year in Sequim included a breakfast and kick-off dinner, special recognition during May’s Irrigation Festival, a Fourth of July Picnic, and a Street Dance on July fifth. The “Street Dance of the Century” was held on Sequim Avenue and was a huge success! We (Homer and Cynthia of Homer Smith Insurance) attended and had a great time.
We were also able to enjoy the festivities at the Centennial Finale Dinner last weekend. Speeches were given by Ken Hayes, Ron Allen, Derek Kilmer and Karen Kusnek-Reese on topics from what it was like in Sequim 100 years ago to the present and looking toward the future, as well as the centennial year recap and acknowledgements. We especially enjoyed the company and conversation at our table with Jim McEntire, Cherie Kidd and Bob Forsman (see photos in link below).
We would like to thank the City of Sequim, the Centennial Committee members, and the volunteers and sponsors for the wonderful Finale Dinner and all of the events of this past Centennial year.