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Mount Battie’s Christmas Star

The midcoast town of Camden, Maine has a Christmas tradition worthy of praise!

Since the 1960s, the community has worked together to transport a 23-foot star to the top of Mount Battie and place it on the tower. Volunteers drive up the mountain to “light” the star each night from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. The Christmas star is visible from the town and is a beacon of hope and cheer each holiday season.

Laurie Brooks Evans, Author

Laurie Brooks Evans was born and grew up in Camden, Maine. Blessed to live at the base of Mount Battie, she trekked up the back trails to the mountain as a kid. Although she lived away from her beloved Maine for over 40 years (that’s what happens when you marry a Midwesterner), she now is a part-time resident of Camden again. The tradition of climbing Mount Battie continues with her husband, two daughters, and grandchildren.

Alice Delzer, Illustrator

Alice Delzer has loved drawing and painting since she was a little girl. She received her MFA in Fine Arts at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, and exhibited her paintings and drawings for many years in Chicago and beyond. Alice still seeks out beautiful storybooks in libraries and bookstores! She now lives in Wisconsin with her husband, daughter, and curious cat.