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House passes bill celebrating Pollyanna recognition day

March 2, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House has passed a bill that celebrates a children’s literary heroine.

The bill would proclaim the second Saturday in June as “Pollyanna of Littleton, New Hampshire, Recognition Day.”

The 1913 best-selling novel “Pollyanna” was written by Eleanor H. Porter, a Littleton resident, about an orphan with an optimistic outlook on life.

A bronze sculpture depicting the character is on the lawn of the Littleton Public Library, and the town holds a festival every summer dedicated to her.