"LEENA RIKER, Astoria weaver and board president of the Astoria Music Festival, celebrated her 75th birthday April 11 with a party at the Columbia River Maritime Museum," DWIGHT CASWELL wrote to the Ear.

Pictured above, from left, JOHN NYBAKKE, BOB LANDWEHR, ELAINE BAUER, Dwight Caswell, MICHAEL FOSTER, KEITH CLARK, and former board member YVONNE EDWARDS.

"Almost a hundred people were there to wish her the best and to sing 'Happy Birthday,' conducted by Maestro Keith Clark, artistic director of the music festival,"?Dwight said, "The delicious food was prepared by CHRIS HOLEN of Baked Alaska and by Leena's daughter, GAINOR RIKER of Houlton Bakery."

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