On March 1, we hosted the third annual Winter Gathering. It was a snowy evening, but we had plenty of guests to enjoy the sweet and savory treats made by the Gala Committee and the plethora of delicious smoked Maine salmon, trout, mussels, shrimp, salmon pate and arctic char generously donated by Sullivan Harbor Farm.
We started the Winter Gathering tradition in 2010 as another way to recognize and thank our Gathering Gala artists and sponsors whose contributions of art, gifts-in-kind and cash donations makes this event possible. We also celebrated our Abbe volunteers for their commitment to the Abbe and generous contributions of time and talent.
Wonderful art donations are already pouring in, we have: a beautiful paddle made by local artist & furniture-maker, Joe Tracy, a large, hand-carved white marble cat made by local artist, Marcy MacKinnon, painting from local artist, Scott Baltz and baskets from Molly Neptune Parker and George Neptune, just to name a few. We have sponsorship commitments so far from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Darling’s, BangorDaily News, Boston Private Bank & Trust, Machias Savings Bank, FIORE and Sullivan Harbor Farm.
We are thrilled with the enthusiasm and the continued support from artists and corporate and local business sponsors. Thank you all for supporting the Abbe!
P.S. Don’t forget to SAVE THE DATE for the Gathering Gala, Wednesday, July 17, 2013.