BAR HARBOR — Window Panes teamed up with the family of the late Kirsten Stockman to sell 238 Balkan blankets and raise $6,902 for the Jesup Memorial Library in Stockman’s memory.
“This project was a complete ‘win, win, win, win’ for all involved,” said Jesup Memorial Library Director Ruth Eveland. “A strong local business deeply connected to our town, the many warm memories of a wonderful generous woman and her family, a vital institution that serves the whole community and many warm people all working together.”
Julie and Greg Veilleux, owners of Window Panes said, “We believe the key component to the success of this Jesup fundraiser was the collaboration of many; a family, an organization, a business and the community. We were grateful to be one of the catalysts of this fundraising project and feel fortunate to live in a community that understands the value of giving back to local organizations. We were thrilled with the support, thank you!”
Window Panes is the first business to join the Jesup’s Business Council at the Visionary Level, which is the highest donation level. Though the Jesup is Bar Harbor’s public library, less than 5 percent of the funding for operating the library comes from the town of Bar Harbor. Donations like this one go toward filling that gap.