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CONTACT: Cathy Planchart, VP
Corporate Communications & Community Relations
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
P.O. Box 1089, Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-0660 x4655 / cplanchart@bhbt.com

DATE: March 18, 2014


Northeast Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s Relay for Life team “Banking on a Cure” is hosting their 7th annual Spudtacular Supper at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor on Thursday, March 27 starting at 5:30 p.m. Dinner consists of a jumbo baked potato with your choice of more than a dozen toppings, along with a drink and dessert for a suggested donation of $9.00 per person. No reservations or advance purchase required. Come on out for dinner and help the team! For more information call Deb Scott-Henderson at 667-0660 x2267.

During the Supper there will also be a silent auction. Numerous items donated by local businesses will be available for bidding. All proceeds from this Spudtacular Supper and silent auction will benefit the American Cancer Society.

The annual Relay For Life event in Hancock County will be held on May 30-31, 2014 at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School. The Ellsworth event raises around $100,000 annually. 2014 will mark the 14th consecutive year that Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has participated in Relay for Life Hancock County. Over the last thirteen years combined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees have raised more than $130,000 through this event, for the American Cancer Society.

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity with more than 4 million people in over 20 countries participating each year in this global phenomenon to raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Relay For Life offers everyone in the community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around the track during an 18-hour period. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Teams of people from all walks of life have fun while raising much-needed funds to fight cancer and raise awareness of cancer prevention and treatment. Those who participate celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost to the disease, and are doing what they can to help fight back against this disease. To learn more about Relay For Life go to www.relayforlife.org.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a community bank with more than $1.3 billion in assets. Founded in 1887, the Bank offers a full range of financial services for families, businesses, and non-profit organizations throughout Maine with 15 branch locations, from Topsham to Lubec. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Member FDIC, is a subsidiary of Bar Harbor Bankshares (AMEX:BHB) and was named one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Maine. For more information call 1-888-853-7100 or go to www.bhbt.com.