Bar Harbor Bank & Trust David Harding Memorial Golf Tournament organizers included, from left, Sara O'Connell of the bank, Amy Schwartz of the Park Street Playground Project, the charity beneficiary, with sponsors Nancy Corliss of Lynam Insurance & Real Estate, Brian Wood of MPX, Charlie Therrien of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, and Florence Dunbar and Jesse Dunbar of Royal Promotions. See story for full list of sponsors. PHOTO COURTESY OF BHB&T

Harding tourney to benefit playground

BAR HARBOR — Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is inviting all golfers to play in the 23rd Annual David Harding Memorial Golf Tournament on Tuesday, June 7, at Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor.

Hosted by the bank, the proceeds from this charity tournament benefit the Park Street Playground Project.

This is a scramble format tournament with a noon shotgun start. The tournament is open to women and men.

Registration is $90 per person and includes golf cart, gifts, evening barbeque and prizes. There are prizes – $2,200 in total – for 1st and 2nd gross, 1st and 2nd net, ladies 1st net and mixed 1st net.

There are two hole-in-one contests: one for a 2016 Chevy Trax LT all-wheel drive from Darling’s Chevrolet and another for a Vespa Scooter from Stanley Scooters.

The hula “skirts” are back this year by popular demand, and there will be a silent auction. To register to play in the tournament, call Cathy Planchart at 667-0660, ext. 4655, go to any branch of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust or visit

The Park Street Playground Project is a joint venture under the direction of the Bar Harbor (MDI) Rotary Club. In 2011, local mom Amy Schwartz established the project hoping to remodel and revitalize Bar Harbor’s public playground. Schwartz and the Rotary’s mission is to create a safe and accessible outdoor environment, promoting health, imaginative play and developmental learning for the children of Bar Harbor and neighboring MDI communities. In 2016 the Bar Harbor/MDI Rotary Club assumed leadership of this community project with the goal of completing it in 2017. About $30,000 of the projected goal of $175,000 has been raised. The playground is located next to the MDI YMCA on Park Street.

Tournament sponsors include Carroll Harper Associates Inc.; CD&M Communications; Consumer Title; Cross Insurance; Dead River Company; Gross, Minsky & Mogul P.A.; Lynam Insurance & Real Estate; Maine Coast Memorial Hospital; Maine Camp Outfitters; MPX; and Royal Promotions. In addition, there are more than 30 hole sponsors, and more than 20 raffle and silent auction items have been donated.

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