Bar Harbor Savings & Loan participates in Friends of Acadia "Take Pride in Acadia Day"

November 2, 2019

Staff members from Bar Harbor Savings & Loan participated in the annual Friends of Acadia “Take Pride in Acadia Day” at Acadia National Park.

A team of dedicated volunteers from the bank were assigned a section of the Carriage Roads to maintain, clearing culverts and drainage ditches of leaves, branches, rocks and sediment, getting the Carriage Roads ready for winter. The team, consisting of David Cohen, Jacquie and Ken Colburn, Donna and Ray Chalifour, Ardette Spear, and Rhonda Sawyer, spent several hours assisting Friends of Acadia with this important work. Sign up tables and snack tables were also staffed by bank crew.

Group organizer, David Cohen said “Forty-five percent of our staff, joined by two spouses, volunteered to keep the Acadia National Park Carriage Roads free from debris and draining properly.” He added “We are very proud to have participated along with nearly 500 other volunteers who worked on that day to enhance Acadia National Park in this worthy cause. We are grateful to the Friends of Acadia and the National Park Service, and proud to do our part helping to preserve this beautiful place.”

group of smiling volunteers

Pictured, from left to right: David Cohen, Donna Chalifour, Ray Chalifour, Jacquie Colburn Ardette Spear, Ken Colburn and Rhonda Sawyer

volunteers working along carriage road