Camanche Days kicks off tonight. During the opening ceremonies tonight, the Camanche Days King and Queen will be presented.
This year’s winner is Jim and Pat Drury. They were nominated by their grandson, Dillon Drury. Other couples nominated were Dave and Pam Langfitt and Ed and Ruth Evans.
The Drurys have been married for 58 years and are the parents of David, Brian and Lucinda (Lind). They are the grandparents of Dillon, Courtney, Justine, Sarah, Brianna and Zachery. They have one great-grandson, Ayden.
Jim retired from John Deere Harvester in 1986 and has been a scoutmaster, city councilman, Mason and member of the American Legion and Kiwanis.
He is a Korean War veteran and while serving, he was the editor for five years of the “Watch on the Rhine,” the official publication of the third Infantry Division. He received the Audie Murphy Achievement award, the society’s most prestigious award.
Jim was a sergeant and served as a medic.
Pat worked the voting polls for 15 years.
They enjoy family and friends, music and attending the third division reunions together.