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Tickets Advance for Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

Bar Harbor -

BAR HARBOR – Bar Harbor’s Independence Day Celebration can be even more fun this year for those who love blueberry pancakes but don’t enjoy standing in ticket lines. For the first time, the Bar Harbor (MDI) Rotary Club is selling tickets in advance for the annual Blueberry Pancake Breakfast on the Bar Harbor athletic field, usually held on the Fourth of July but scheduled on Saturday, July 3 this year. Folks with prepaid tickets will go directly to the serving line.

Tickets are available in Bar Harbor at Acadia Outdoors, 45 Main St.; Acadia Country Store, 128 Main St.; and Island Connections, 15 Eagle Lake Road. They also can be purchased at the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, 1201 Bar Harbor Rd., Trenton. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for children.

Rotarians will serve breakfast from 6 to 10:30 a.m. on July 3,  featuring blueberry or plain pancakes, sausage and breakfast sandwiches along with orange juice, coffee, tea and milk.

At 10:30 a.m., Rotarians will begin re-setting the stage for the 40th Annual Seafood Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Diners can feast on a traditional seafood dinner of lobster, mussels, corn, potato chips and beverage. They can also order lobster rolls, crab rolls, hot dogs, hamburgers, French fries, watermelon, ice cream, soda and water.

While Rotarians organize the pancake breakfast and seafood festival to support the club’s
community and international service, they also strive to make the event environmentally responsible. The club will provide “spudware” – knives, forks and spoons made from vegetable starch that comes from corn or potatoes – in an effort to reduce the amount of solid waste generated by nearly 2,000 pancake breakfasts and hundreds of seafood dinners. This will be the fifth year that the club has provided polylactide (PLA) cutlery, made from a clear vegetable polymer that looks like plastic but is completely biodegradable. Diners will also use biodegradable plates, cups, bowls, napkins and coffee stirrers.

Long after the festival is over, proceeds will continue to benefit the local community throughout the year. Rotary raises between $15,000 and $20,000 annually at the festival, with proceeds going to charitable donations and service projects. Rotarians also coordinate participation by other local nonprofits around the athletic field that raise close to $50,000.

For information, contact festival chair Dean Read at dsread47@gmail.com or call him at 288-2232.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Dean Read

Telephone Number: (207)288-2232

Website: http://www.mdirotary.org

Email: dsread47@gmail.com