It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Gena Norgaard.
Gena began her work with the Mission as a volunteer in the Recycle Shop and the Food Pantry in 1983. In 1997, she was named the Food Pantry Coordinator and continued in that position until 2020. Gena created a food pantry that was inviting and friendly with the atmosphere of an old-fashioned general store.
Thank you, Gena, for decades of service to Maine Seacoast Mission. We honor your life of generous support to the community and our neighbors.
This is what community looks like.
On the web: https://www.seacoastmission.org/what-we-do/food/food-pantry/
The plaque is mounted on a pink granite rock from Kenarden, the Colket’s home. PHOTO COURTESY OF BH FIRE DEPT
Colket: firefighter and benefactor honored with plaque
September 23, 2020 by Anne Kozak on News
BAR HARBOR—In recognition of Tris Colket’s many contributions to the fire department as a volunteer firefighter and benefactor, firefighters on Wednesday placed a plaque at the base of the flagpole in front of the fire station honoring Colket, who died in July.
In September 1974, Colket joined the department as a “call firefighter” and kept a plectron (an emergency alerting radio receiver) in the front hall of Kenarden, his home on Lower Main Street. Earl Brechlin, who worked for the Colkets, recalled that Colket kept his boots and helmet in his Jeep so that he could always respond quickly to a fire.
In 1972, the Colkets donated LaRochelle, his childhood summer home, to the Maine Seacoast Mission and in 2005 established a $2 million endowment to support its maintenance. With the blessing of the Colkets, the Mission sold LaRochelle to the Bar Harbor Historical Society in 2019 in order to use funding from the sale to enhance its many programs….
Front Street Shipyard, Belfast, Maine
As the ‘Sunbeam’ returns to Northeast Harbor on October 2nd, I am looking for a few boats to commit to joining us in the parade.
If you (or a friend) have a boat and can join us, please let Mission Development Associate Anna Silver know. She can be reached by phone 207-801-6011 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you find yourself free at the last minute – we would still love to have you with us.
The ‘Sunbeam’ leaves Belfast Harbor earlier in the day. The boat parade starts on the final leg of that trip and follows the ‘Sunbeam’ back home to Northeast Harbor.
Here is the parade schedule:
Friday October 2nd:
3:15PM – 3:45PM: ‘Sunbeam’ arrives near bell buoy R#8 off Cranberry Island.
3:45PM – 4:15PM: Boats assemble for parade. Capt. Mike Johnson will organizing this on VHF radio channel #71.
4:15PM: ‘Sunbeam’ and parade depart for Northeast Harbor. 4:30PM arrival.
Everett Carroll is an EdGE Site Coordinator. EdGE Afterschool Programs, adjusted to new Covid-19 and school protocols, are underway. Everett sent this update on his experience teaching yoga to Pre-K to 6th graders at Milbridge Elementary School.
MILBRIDGE, ME — I have been working at the Milbridge Elementary School teaching yoga to kids Pre-K to 6th grade. They absolutely love it. The teachers are big fans. Sometimes they join in. Yoga is an excellent opportunity for the kids to work hard, get physical exercise, and reflect and unwind. Yoga is also a chance for “mask free” breaks. The kids have their own safe space on the mats.
I clean and wipe down all yoga mats between grades.
When asked what their favorite class is, almost all students said yoga. It has been a great joy and the kids have loved having me there.
Learn more about EdGE Afterschool Programs
It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Rick Erb, President & CEO of the Maine Health Care Association (MHCA).
Rick has worked with our Island Elder Care group over the past several years. He has attended our Island Elder Care conference and been an advocate for the group at the State legislative level. Rick is always available, helping us find answers to so many questions.
Our small island elder care homes would not be as prepared as they are without the resources and help of Rick Erb and MHCA. It has been a pleasure to work with someone so professional and caring.
This is what community looks like.
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