Bar Harbor Rotarians Steve Powell, Terry O’Connell and Todd Hardy enjoy a light moment after building shelving for the Bar Harbor Food Pantry’s new resale clothing shop, Serendipity, in Hulls Cove Sunday, April 5. Club member Robert Rechholtz (not pictured) also helped with the construction project.— BECKY BUYERS-BASSO

Rotary Roundup: Serendipity



Bar Harbor Rotarians Steve Powell, Terry O’Connell and Todd Hardy enjoy a light moment after building shelving for the Bar Harbor Food Pantry’s new resale clothing shop, Serendipity, in Hulls Cove Sunday, April 5. Club member Robert Rechholtz (not pictured) also helped with the construction project.— BECKY BUYERS-BASSO
Bar Harbor Rotarians Steve Powell, Terry O’Connell and Todd Hardy enjoy a light moment after building shelving for the Bar Harbor Food Pantry’s new resale clothing shop, Serendipity, in Hulls Cove Sunday, April 5. Club member Robert Rechholtz (not pictured) also helped with the construction project.— BECKY BUYERS-BASSO

BAR HARBOR — A foursome of Rotarians pulled out their power saws and drills to construct shelving and a set of steps Sunday, April 5, in the future site of Serendipity, a new resale clothing store to open this spring in Hulls Cove.

Captained by Eden Builders owner Todd Hardy, Bar Harbor (MDI) Rotary Club members Robert Rechholtz, Steve Powell and Terry O’Connell volunteered their time and building skills to help ready the space, a former garage adjacent to the Mystery Cove Book Store. Lumber and supplies were donated by EBS of Town Hill.

The three-tiered, free-standing shelving unit will store tubs of seasonal clothing, and the stepped platform they built leads to a closet that is being converted into a private fitting room. Community volunteers and supporters of the Bar Harbor Food Pantry had already covered and painted the walls.

Proceeds from Serendipity’s sales of gently-used clothing for men, women and children will go to support the food bank. Serendipity is scheduled to open in May, according to Bar Harbor Food Pantry board member Barbara Baron Gifford.

In other club news, the board voted to pass a resolution honoring Joshua Kane Clark, 18, of Bar Harbor Boy Scout Troop #89 for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.  Robert Rechholtz presented a signed proclamation to Josh at a ceremony on Saturday, April 4.

Josh participated in the club’s recycling project at the Fourth of July Seafood Festival, collecting returnable cans and bottles to help make the event more environmentally responsible.

The Bar Harbor (MDI) Rotary Club meets each Wednesday at 12 noon in the dining room of Birch Bay Village.  A breakfast meeting is held at 7 a.m. on Thursdays at Tapley’s. For information about MDI Rotary, visit the club web site at www.mdirotary.org, contact president Dean Read at 288-2232 or e-mail him at [email protected].

 

Nicole Ouellette

Nicole Ouellette

When Nicole isn't giving advice she's completely unqualified to give, she runs an Internet marketing company in Bar Harbor, where she lives with her husband Derrick and their short dog Gidget. She loves young adult novels, cooking and talking French to anyone who'll talk back. [email protected]