Festival Grand Marshall, Pat Cokewell
1977 - MOST SPECIAL EVENT. Hosted a steak dinner at the Mar-T Cafe for the Mount Si High
School Basketball Team the night they won the state championship. What a night!
1968 - Arrived in North Bend
1971 - 1976 Waitress, Mar-T Cafe
1976 - 1997 Owner, Mar-T Cafe
1977 - Hosted steak dinner for Mount Si High School Basketball Team the night they won the
1984 - President of North Bend Chamber of Commerce
1986 - Elected Woman of Achievement by Mt. Si Business and Professional Women
1988 - 1989 President of Business and Professional Women
1989 - "Twin Peaks" the TV serial was filmed using the Mar-T as "R & R Diner".
1990 - The Mar-T became an international destination for fans of "Twin Peaks" to have a
"Damn Fine Cup of Coffee" and a slice of cherry pie.
1992 - 2009 Catering 3 meals a day at Washington State Fire Training Academy
1997 - Presented Key to the City of North Bend
2009 - Retired one month before turning 80
PAT'S CATERINGS. Christian Women's Luncheon once a month, Weddings, Receptions,
Funerals, Class Reunions (one on a boat in Seattle), Special Birthday Parties, Company Parties,
and the 3 meals a day at the Washington State Fire Training Academy
BENEFITS FOR LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS. Pancake breakfasts at the Mar-T to raise money for Boy
Scouts, Eastern Star, Business and Professional Women, Children's Services for the
handicapped, Mount Si High School Choir for their trips to compete, Eastern Star, and the
Chamber of Commerce. The Mar-T sponsored women's softball teams. I have worked with
several Parade groups for Alpine Days, Easter Festival, Christmas Festival, and Western Days.
There have been many difficult times but through faith in God we have pulled through.
Over the years I have had some very good supportive employees, one of them made my
wedding dress when I was married to Bob in 1980. No one could have had a more supportive
husband than I did.
One of the most fun things we did was have the fundraiser Pancake Breakfasts at the
Mar-T. There were many and it was always enjoyable to see community members working such
as Dr. Jim Browning cooking, Maisie Davis waitressing, George Wyrsch doing dishes, and so on.
Since I retired I have helped Senior Services by driving people to the doctor. This is a
much needed service. I read to relax. Many goals are already set. I hope to live to be 90 as my
parents did. I hope I can continue to be of service to this great community.
The Chili Cookoff is coming! Visit the Chili Cookoff page to register! Chili Cookoff Info & Registration
Check out the full weekend schedule and events! Weekend Schedule
The Festival at Mount Si is looking for volunteers! Please see our volunteer page
for more information.
We've added ATMs for your convenience all weekend long!