Frank’s Bakery Celebrates 65 Years 

One of the sweetest spots in Bangor is celebrating its 65th anniversary, and saying “see you later” to one of its original owners.Frank’s Bakery started out on Hancock Street in Bangor in 1945 and in 1947 it moved to its current location on State Street.Frank Soucy Jr has been with the shop since the beginning, baking up sweet treats for Mainers, but now, he’s calling it a career.All of the goodies at Frank’s Bakery are made from scratch, and that’s just how the business began.”What you put in is what you get out of it,” advised Frank Soucy Jr.Frank started the sweet shop with his dad and brother back in 1945 when he was just 19 years old. Back then, donuts were 46-cents a dozen.”I think they get more than that for a single donut today, don’t ya?”After 65 years, it’s time for Frank to hang up his apron, but he says he’s leaving the shop in very capable hands.”I’ve got two good nieces here that take care of it. I’m not worried about it one bit. I’m just available if they need me for something.”His niece, Theresa Soucy says it’s truly a family affair, “We feel really proud of having lasted 65 years and figured out the formula to keep things going in a family business because we’re third generation.”To celebrate, the bakery is selling donuts for just 65-cents and cookies are decorated with the number 65. “It’s really about getting people engaged and our customers and giving back to the community,” said Theresa Soucy.Frank says he’ll miss working, but just because he won’t be at the bakery doesn’t mean he won’t be whipping up some of his famous sweets.”This weekend I’m making a lot of bread and cookies at my house because my son-in-law is going huntin’ up North, so he’ll take it with him when he goes up. So things like that, they’ll keep me busy at home,” said Soucy Jr with a smile. The bakery is hosting a celebration on Saturday, November 13th from 3pm until 6pm to celebrate the bakery’s 65th anniversary and Frank’s amazing career.All are welcome and encouraged to stop by.