Celebrating Dear Mad’m Day!

Happy Camp's Dear Mad'm

Happy Camp is celebrating a literary pioneer from our community. Dear Mad’m Day will be Saturday with a Picnic Luncheon at 11 o’clock (for a $5 donation.) The picnic luncheon will be held in the shade of the sycamore trees on the lawn of the Klamath River Resort Inn on the Klamath River east of Happy Camp, a beautiful setting for a picnic!! Bring your folding chair or blanket for the picnic.

We are so pleased that guests who have known our Dear Mad’m from their time on the River, will be with us. Rod, Claudia, and Tom Diridon were the “young friends” in a photo of “Dear Mad’m and her young friends” on the cover of the original book in 1956. Rod Diridon, Sr. will be sharing about Dear Mad’m and those days on the Klamath River. Peter and Elizabeth Walthall Lisner, whose book (Dear Mad’m, Who Was She?} will be published by Barbara Brown at Naturegraph Publishers will be here as wel. From Redding,l Hazel Gendron, who used her artistic talents for a drawing of Stella Patterson. Dave Tulledo will be escoring a group who want to see the old mining claim where Dear Mad’ms cabin was located before the highway went through the spot!! Other “Friends of Stella” from near and far will be coming also.

There will also be the presentation of Dear Mad’m and Dear Sir awards, Books will be available for purchase as we honor our local neighbors who use their writing and artistic talents to enrich our lives.

An evening around the Campfire by the River sharing tales of Dear mad’m days will bgin at 9 PM.

The Writers Group of the Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce is planning the luncheon picnic to celebrate Stella Patterson, and those who still maintain the spirit she exemplifies! Reservations are requested for the picnic so we have enough dessert for all guests! You can make your reservation by e-mail at info@happycampchamber.org or call Linda Martin 493-2099 or Judy Bushy 493-5248.

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