- Associated Press - Saturday, June 8, 2019

LITTLETON, N.H. (AP) - Fans of Pollyanna have something to be extra glad about this year - a state law recognizing the eternally optimistic fictional character.

Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill this week designating the second Saturday in June “Pollyanna of Littleton New Hampshire Recognition Day.” Eleanor H. Porter, author of the 1913 book “Pollyanna,” lived in Littleton, where a bronze statue of the beloved character welcomes visitors. The town has been hosting “Pollyanna Glad Day” in June for years. Saturday’s even features a pancake breakfast, a celebration near the sculpture, a sing-a-long and awalking tour.

The event’s motto is “Be Glad. Be Cheerful. Eat Cake!”

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