Family, neighbors and friends gathered in Camden to celebrate the 78th birthday of Jean Knowlton.

With the good weather, good food and camaraderie, a good time was had by all.

Lighting the candles was a feat as slight winds kept blowing them out, but finally one stayed lit while Knowlton blew mightily. Knowlton and her husband Ralph are longtime residents of Camden.

Knowlton donated many hours to keeping the music library in order at the Camden Congregational Church. While her husband Ralph retired from years of police service to the Camden community.