Dawn Place, vice president/area sales manager, and Tina Ober, assistant branch manager, both of Bangor Savings Bank, on March 26 presented Rusty Brace, president of the board of United Mid Coast Charities, with a check for $26,425 that was raised during the Making Miracles campaign in December.

The money came from several sources: an anonymous donor, Bangor Savings Bank, and the local merchants that participated in this year’s event in Camden, Belfast, Searsport, Unity and Rockland.

UMCC holds Making Miracles every year, a collaboration of the downtown businesses in the participating communities. On Dec. 12, more than 100 participating businesses donated up to 10 percent of their total sales for the day. Elm Street Printing donated its services to design and print posters and tent cards for the event and VillageSoup provided advertising.

To symbolize the event, the staff of Bangor Savings Bank lit more than 2,000 luminary candles in downtown Camden, Belfast, Rockland, Unity and Searsport.

“The support we received from the downtown merchants is amazing, particularly in light of the current economic climate,” Jo Geddis said. “This is a wonderful example of neighbors helping neighbors in the Midcoast, and Bangor Savings Bank is proud to support Making Miracles for the fourth year in a row.”

UMCC is in its 67th year of raising funds for 50 agencies within its federation.

“Community participation is what UMCC strives to accomplish,” Brace said. “The success of Making Miracles is a wonderful example.”