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THE DOWNTOWN LOBSTER POUND PLEDGES PORTION OF PROCEEDS FROM DAY OF DINING AND RAFFLES ON SUNDAY JUNE 30TH (Including Red Sox Tickets)

Posted June 22, 2013, at 4:36 p.m.

Contact Amy Schwartz

Telephone 207-664-3336

Email fixourplayground@gmail.com

Website http://www.facebook.com/parkstreetplaygroundproject

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 23, 2013

THE DOWNTOWN LOBSTER POUND PLEDGES PORTION OF PROCEEDS FROM DAY OF DINING AND RAFFLES ON SUNDAY JUNE 30TH

Bar Harbor, ME, June 23, 2013– On Sunday June 30th, the Downtown Lobster Pound will be pledging a percentage of their proceeds from the day to the Park Street Playground Project. Along with their monetary pledge, the Downtown Lobster Pound will be holding raffles including a chance to win Red Sox tickets and gift certificates at some great local restaurants!

The Downtown Lobster Pound is a new family friendly, casual restaurant featuring fresh steamed Maine lobster and all kinds of other great Gulf of Maine seafood. A “green” establishment, all seafood is caught locally, no Styrofoam is used, and all disposable items used are bio-degradable. Located at 297 Main Street, The Downtown Lobster Pound is locally owned and operated by Michael Boland and James Velas.

The Park Street Playground’s mission is to create a safe and accessible outdoor environment that promotes health, imaginative play and developmental learning for the children of Bar Harbor and the neighboring MDI communities while uniting and strengthening our community by utilizing volunteer labor in a Community-Built Process.

The Park Street Playground Project is a joint venture under the direction of the Mount Desert Island YMCA and was established in the Spring of 2011 to remodel the town playground revitalizing a vital piece of town’s parks. Outdoor playground activities stimulate growth, improves social skills, and help with coordination. The current state of our local playground does not meet our community’s needs and we are working to change that. The revitalization effort will be updating the space with new equipment engaging to children from the ages of 2-12 years. The cost of purchasing and having a prefabricated modular playground installed is staggering. However, by implementing the community-built approach we will be able to bring to Bar Harbor a more custom designed unique playground.

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For any questions regarding this event or the Park Street Playground, please contact Amy Schwartz at 207-664-3336 or email at fixourplayground@gmail.com.

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