Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Donates $2,500 to The Park Theatre to Purchase State-of-the-Art Rigging, Lighting, and Sound Equipment for Live Performances

Jaffrey, New Hampshire (September 12, 2023) – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has donated $2,500 to The Park Theatre to support the theatre’s campaign to purchase and install permanent, state-of-the-art rigging, lighting, and sound equipment at the venue. Currently, the theatre needs to rent equipment for some productions at a significant cost. With the new, permanent equipment, the theatre can support more live performances and stage productions that require a quality sound system, lights, and curtains.

“The Park Theatre is a community treasure that provides our neighbors and visitors with cinematic and live performance experiences that they might not have had access to previously,” said Nancy Silva, Vice President, Wealth Manager at Bar Harbor Wealth Management, a subsidiary of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “We are proud to support The Park Theatre and look forward to seeing many more future performances there.”

The original Park Theatre opened in Jaffrey in 1922 as a movie and vaudeville house and was a center of community life for 54 years until it closed in 1976. The new Park Theatre was incorporated as a nonprofit in 2005 to redevelop the property as a performing arts center. The new theatre opened its doors in August 2021. The venue features two auditoriums, which seat 433 people for movies and live performances including concerts in a wide variety of musical genres, comedy, opera, special event, and children’s productions. The Park Theatre is also used for business and community gatherings.

“We are so appreciative of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s support of The Park Theatre as we finish the last remaining piece of the theatre: our lights, sound & rigging,” said Steve Jackson, CEO and Managing Director of The Park Theatre. “The bank prides themselves on their community involvement, and it shows.”

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Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.9 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 subsidiary Bar Harbor Wealth Management. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.


Employees present a donation to The Park TheatreFrom left to right: Steve Jackson, CEO and Managing Director of The Park Theatre; Susan Shaw-Sarles, Trustee and Vice President of The Park Theatre; Peggy Ueda, Trustee of The Park Theatre; Nancy Silva, Vice President Wealth Manager at Bar Harbor Wealth Management, and Mike Justason, Assistant Vice President Branch Relationship Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.