Bar Harbor Bank & Trust supports Orange County adults with their education pursuits

Pictured left to right: Debbie Henderson, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Senior VP Regional Market Manager; Carol Shults-Perkins, CVABE Executive Director; May Edson, Bar Harbor & Trust Williamstown Branch Customer Service Manager.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust donated $1,500 in support of Central Vermont Adult Basic Education’s (CVABE’s) free instruction services for residents of Orange County. The donation will support CVABE’s Functional Literacy Program, which helps adults and teens gain the basic academic skills needed to reach their employment and life goals.

Debbie Henderson, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Senior VP of Retail Operations noted, “We are proud to support CVABE, which does so much to promote literacy among our community’s adults and teens. CVABE has provided adult education and literacy services for more than 50 years and is a true asset to our region.”

CVABE helps nearly 500 central Vermont adults and teens annually, providing reading, writing, math, and computer literacy instruction, English Language Learning, high school diploma and GED programs, career/college readiness, and financial literacy offerings.  Instruction is provided at learning centers in Barre, Bradford, Montpelier, Morrisville, Randolph and Waterbury, and at libraries, workplaces and other community locations.

Carol Shults-Perkins, Executive Director of CVABE said, “We are deeply grateful to Bar Harbor Bank & Trust for this generous commitment to adult literacy in our Orange County communities. The bank’s generosity has an impact on CVABE’s literacy work and most importantly on individual adult lives.”

For information about CVABE’s free adult education and literacy services or to become a volunteer, call (802) 476-4588.

About Bar Harbor Bank & Trust:  Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating 49 branch locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3 billion in assets.  As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiaries Bar Harbor Trust Services and Charter Trust Company.  For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit www.bhbt.com or call 1-888-853-7100.  Member FDIC.

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