BAR HARBOR – Santa and Mrs. Claus attended the party, but the real guests of honor were the clients of Downeast Horizons.
Every year, the non-profit celebrates Christmas, but really, the staff is honoring the developmentally disabled children and adults who are helped every day.
“You know it’s just priceless,” said Anthony Zambrano, Executive Director of Downeast Horizons. “They’re special people.”
“This is a world that’s just full of chaos,” he added, “and today, the Christmas spirit is all through this place and it really makes you remember what this time of year ought to be like.”
“Love it,” said Robin Meservey, a Downeast Horizons client.
“I constantly keep saying I’m an angel, but she keeps disagreeing with me,” said Matt Guerrette, another client.
“I have never met anyone I thought was an angel before,” responded Meservey, “so, if I thought this one was an angel, I’d have to say i would be lying.”
Also Thursday, a First National Bank of Ellsworth employee presented a check for $500 to Downeast Horizons to help pay for the holiday party.