A celebration honoring Al and Joanne Starke will be held at Kiwanis Camp Patterson, 5050 Patterson Road, Madison Lake, from Noon-3 p.m. on Sunday, September 29.

The Starkes have been caretakers at Kiwanis Camp Patterson for the past 39 years and have become well known to thousands of youth campers and Lake Washington residents over nearly four decades.

A short program will be held at 1:30 pm where Al and Joanne will share their memories of Kiwanis Camp Patterson during their tenure as caretakers. The program will also include an announcement about future camp leadership and exciting plans as the Mankato Kiwanis Club prepares to serve the next generation of youth campers.