BAR HARBOR – Each year YWCA of Mount Desert Island recognizes women in the island community for their outstanding leadership. This year’s winners have just been announced as Woman of the Year Carol Johnston, Young Woman of the Year Paige Nygaard, and Girl of the Year MacKenzie Miller.
The annual Women of Distinction celebration will honor these exceptional community volunteers and will feature a guest keynote speaker, Gia Drew, Program Director for Equality Maine, who is one of the first out transgender teachers in the country and who also happens to be a writer.
The event takes place 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor. Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased online at https://donate.ywcamdi.or/write-your-own-story-2018/ or at the door. Info (207) 288-5008.