All Club Program meetings are open to the community, unless indicated otherwise.
Pie Sale Fundraiser Supports Community Projects
Saturday, July 4, 2017, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Bar Harbor Athletic field.
Michaeleen Ward and Jan McIntyre have fun selling pies at the Bar Harbor Rotary Club’s Fourth of July Celebration.
The Club’s annual pie sale will take place at the Bar Harbor Rotary Club’s Fourth of July Celebration, as it has now for over 25 years. People tell us that they look forward to our homemade pies every year, and the pie sale seems to have become a tradition for them.
Money from this fundraiser supports Bar Harbor Garden Club student scholarships, and community projects like this year’s Student Conservation project in Acadia National Park.
July 1970, Illustrated by Ruth Soper, BHGC Member
The Wild Gardens Early History
For the Bar Harbor Garden Club’s contribution to the 2016 Centennial Celebration of Acadia National Park, the Garden Club conducted interviews with Club and community members who had been involved in the early development of the Wild Gardens of Acadia.
The Wild Gardens began as a project initiated in the early 1960’s by the Bar Harbor Garden Club, spearheaded by garden club members Betty Thorndike, past president of the Garden Club (1956 – 1959), Janet TenBroeck, and Betty Owens. Although George Dorr was the ideological founder of the Wild Gardens, it was the women in the Garden Club who brought these gardens to fruition.
The Bar Harbor Garden Club, an approved Acadia Centennial Partner, is pleased to now offer the “Wild Gardens Memories“, a selection of excerpts from interviews with individuals who shared their love and recollections of the Wild Gardens of Acadia.
2017 Memorial Day Celebration
The placing of the Wreath Ceremony was held on Memorial Day at the Blue Star Memorial Marker, located along Rt-3 in Bar Harbor.
2017 Arbor Day Project at MDI High School
The MDI High School needed to update their landscape located in the front of the building. So, the Club volunteered to remove winter debris, prepare the soil and plant bushes purchased by the school.
Volunteers Repair Blue Star Marker
Ozzie Watterson, shown on the left, shakes hands with Tom McIntyre.
The VFW and Bar Harbor Garden Club thanked Club member Tom McIntyre and Ozzie Watterson, husband of Club member Alana Watterson, at their Veteran’s Day wreath-laying ceremony on November 11th. The men were responsible for resetting the pole for the Blue Star Memorial Marker, located on Rt. 3 near the head of the Island, which had badly shifted in winters past.
The Blue Star Memorial Marker is a project of the National Garden Club honoring all veterans. The Bar Harbor Marker is maintained by the BHGC and honors Bar Harbor native Capt. Ernest Joy, USNMC.
Learn about the “Blue Star Memorial Program”.
The Winners of the Inge C.B. Weber Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship winners Peter Kennell, Ezra Hallett with Helmut Weber who is shown seated.
The first two recipients of the Inge C.B. Weber Memorial Scholarship were announced at a small gathering on April 18th. Both students are juniors attending the College of the Atlantic. Members of the Weber Family and Bar Harbor Garden Club, as well as the College of the Atlantic were represented.
The purpose of the scholarship is to offer financial aid to those who are interested in majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design or botany. Applicants must be graduates of MDI High School, or be attending a 2-year or 4-year accredited college or university. Read more…