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Bar Harbor Food Pantry Receives Grant

Bar Harbor Food Pantry Receives Grant

BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Food Pantry recently received $10,000 from the Witham Family Hotel Charitable Fund, a major boost to their busiest season. “We feel lucky to have financially generous donors like the Witham Family” said food pantry director Jenny Jones. The pantry is serving roughly 400 households within Hancock County, many of whom are using the pantry more often than they have in the past. “We are seeing 40-50 households each open day, even during the summer…

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Hotel Employees Support Non-Profits

Hotel Employees Support Non-Profits

Donations and gifts Hotel employees support nonprofits BAR HARBOR — This spring, Witham Family Hotels included a community philanthropy project as part of orientation for seasonal staff at the company’s properties. Each employee was given $10 dollars to give to one of the three local charitable organizations that were presented to them during the orientation session they attended. The Witham Family Hotels Charitable Fund has made donations of more than $1,000 each to the Bar Harbor Food Pantry, H.O.M.E. and…

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Charitable Christmas Celebration

Charitable Christmas Celebration

Witham Family Hotels hosts an annual Charitable Christmas Celebration a few weeks before Christmas for the local community. The Atlantic Oceanside hosts the event, which has dozens of craft tables, games, holiday movies, cookie decorating, hot chocolate, letter writing, and of course Santa! Participants bring a gift for a child to leave under the tree, which is donated to local charities for christmas. In 2016, we also collected warm winter clothing for donation. Wreaths and Christmas Trees were for sale…

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4th of July Parade

4th of July Parade

Every year, Witham Family Hotels participates in the Bar Harbor 4th of July Celebration! This includes a giant parade through downtown Bar Harbor, fun and games on the field, and fireworks from the pier. The 2016 theme was Celebrate the Centennial! Our float was a giant birthday cake, decorated in the centennial colors. We also provided birthday cake at the Bar Harbor Inn for hundreds of people. The Charitable Fund contributes as a sponsor to the festivities.