2016 Festival of Trees: Another successful community event

Posted:  Monday, December 12, 2016 - 8:45am

As president of the Boothbay Region Garden Club, I would like to express our gratitude to all who contributed to the great success of the 2016 Festival of Trees. We were fortunate to have former Club President Kathleen Marty as our extremely well organized and spirited Festival Chair.

It was a pleasure to work with Cathy Sherrill and Kevin Kiley at the Opera House. We thank the Coast Guard volunteers for helping with the set up and our own elite “Corps of Helpful Gentleman Volunteers” for their part in assembling and taking down the Festival. We also greatly appreciate the extensive coverage by the Register.

Once again, the Garden Club was able to deliver over 40 decorated Christmas trees to deserving families thanks to many individuals who donated trees and hand-made ornaments crafted by the following: Boothbay Region Elementary School students and staff, Edgecomb Elementary School students, Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library After School students, Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Dolphin Mini Golf and BRGC member Annette Stormont.

Proceeds from our BRGC Festival will allow the Garden Club to continue sponsoring many important community programs, including youth projects, Y camperships, college scholarships, garden therapy at St. Andrews and those beautiful window boxes and holiday wreaths on area public buildings.

The generous donations from the following individuals, local businesses and civic organizations contributed significantly to the success of our Festival of Trees.

Silent Auction

A Silver Lining, Barbara Barnhurst, Bonnie Ginger, Boothbay Harbor House of Pizza, Boothbay Region Community Resource Council, Boothbay Region Greenhouses, Boothbay Region Rotary, Bruce MacDonald, Camden National Bank, Capt'n Fish's Cruises, China by the Sea, Clear Stream Construction/Cathi & Chris Bertin, Coastal Car Wash/Harbor Choice Laundry, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Conley's Garden Center, Dunkin Donuts, Edgecomb Potters, Eventide Specialities, Family Dentistry/Dr Jay Andrews, Finest Kind, Fiore Olive Oils, Fisherman's Wharf Inn,  Flagship Inn, Friends of the Opera House, Gimbels and Sons, Good'N You Fuel and Service, Hammond Lumber, Heads of the Harbor, Home Depot, House of Logan/Village Store, Ice Cream Hut, In the Clover, Key Bank, Lowe's, Macdonald Stained Glass, Martha Cowdery/MHC Design Drafting, Merry Auld Tea Company, Mid Coast Hospitality Group, Oak Street Provisions, Sarah's Scoops, Sea Breeze Soaps of Maine, Seawicks Candle Company, Skillins Greenhouse, Southport Memorial Library, St.Andrews Thrift Shop Thursday PM Gals, St.Andrews Village, Sweeney Ridge, The Butke Gallery, Tony van Hasselt, Wanser's Natural Market.


Ames True Value, Bath Savings Institution, Bonnie’s A Cut Above, Boothbay Missfires, Boothbay Region Education Assoc., Dan's Auto Repair, EM Wood Construction, First Federal Savings, First National Bank, Harold W. Bishop Agency, Janet Brennan/The Collage, Janson's Clothing Store, J. Edward Knight & Co., KeyBank, Knickerbocker Group Inc, Lafayette Hotels of Boothbay Harbor, Pottle Realty Group, Robinsons's Wharf, Tindal & Callahan Real Estate, Townsend Enterprises

Additional thanks

Jason Sheckley/The Harbor Theatre, United States Coast Guard Boothbay Harbor Station


Boathouse Bistro, Boothbay Harbor House of Pizza, Caper's, Carriage House, McSeagulls, Mine Oyster, Oak Street Provisions, Robinson's Wharf, The Thistle Inn.

We thank you for all your support and wish you a safe and joyful Christmas season!