Acadia 100th will wrap up Saturday

BAR HARBOR — The last major event of the yearlong Acadia Centennial celebration is set for this Saturday, from 4-6 p.m., at College of the Atlantic on Eden Street.

During the event, members of the public, as well as representatives of the 10 signature sponsors and more than 450 official partners, will reflect on all that has transpired in 2016. It also will be a chance for people to see the special stainless-steel time capsule the Centennial Task Force has created to be opened in 2116. The box, which will be hermetically sealed and filled with argon gas, will be kept in a glass and cherry wood enclosure in the lobby of the Bar Harbor Bank and Trust Company on Main Street in Bar Harbor.

In addition to refreshments and displays of photos from the past year’s events, there will be remarks from centennial celebration officials, including Co-chairs Jack Russell and Cookie Horner, Acadia Superintendent Kevin Schneider, COA President Darron Collins, Friends of Acadia President David MacDonald and BHB&T President Curtis Simard.

A video booth will be set up where people can share what Acadia means to them. The videos will be included among the documents, photos and objects to be sealed into the time capsule. “Here’s a chance to send a message to great-great-grandchildren you don’t even have yet,” one organizer said.

Members of the Centennial Task Force will be featured in a program at the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor on Thursday, Dec. 15. See related story on page 3 in section 2.

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