Debbie Macomber (and Delilah) to Team Up at Chamber Meeting

South Kitsap’s resident bestselling author Debbie Macomber will speak at the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce meeting, 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Clubhouse at McCormick Woods. Macomber will whip up brewing enthusiasm for the upcoming Cedar Cove Days, Aug. 26 through 30. The event celebrates Macomber’s work and Port Orchard, which is the real-life inspiration for her popular Cedar Cove series.

Delilah Rene, South Kitsap’s radio personality in residence, will join Macomber to drum up support for a Paint the Town event Aug. 2. Delilah is spearheading the effort to put a fresh face on downtown Port Orchard for Cedar Cove Days. She and others are recruiting professional contractors and individual volunteers to help paint buildings in need of some love, with owners’ permission of course. Delilah will soon post a Web site to illustrate the current state of affairs, The painting party will be an excuse for a block party, with music, face painting and other activities, Delilah said. Individuals and groups can sign up at

Here’s the press release from the chamber on Thursday’s meeting:

Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce July Membership Meeting on Thurs. July 9th at 11:30am at McCormick Woods Golf Course Banquet Room will feature bestselling novelist Debbie Macomber. Join us for a short, humorous, condensed version of beloved Port Orchard author Debbie Macomber’s thirty-year career in the publishing business. From her start as a young mother of four, writing out her stories on a rented manual typewriter (because they couldn’t afford the rent on an electric model!) to her current status as a #1 New York Times bestselling author, Debbie’s speech will keep everyone entertained and inspired. Port Orchard’s most famous hometown author will also describe some of the fun activities scheduled during the Cedar Cove Days festival in August.
Reservations are necessary and can be made online at or by calling 360-876-3505 by noon July 6th. Membership Luncheons are open to non-members, cost is $22 and must be paid in advance. Chamber members are $20 if prepaid and $22 at the door.

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