Midcoast Tree Festival to benefit Bath, Brunswick area organizations

BRUNSWICK — A new tradition is set to begin in the Midcoast for families around the holidays to raise money for three local organizations.
The Midcoast Tree Festival is scheduled for Nov. 22 to 44 and Nov. 29-Dec. 1, and will benefit All Saints Parish (St. John’s School), Spectrum Generations’ Meals on Wheels and the SMMC.
The Midcoast Tree Festival will showcase fully decorated, themed and lighted artificial Christmas trees on display throughout the two-weekend event, which will be raffled at the conclusion of the festival. Local organizations and businesses will contribute the trees and gifts, with many local employees and staff pitching in to determine each theme and plan the decorations. Each tree will have a value of at least $500 with everything on and under the tree belonging to the raffle winner, unless otherwise noted. Nonprofits are invited to participate as well, by donating wreaths, which will be displayed at the Festival entrance, and raffled as door prizes on the last day of the event. The wreaths will be purely decorative and have no gift requirement.
The event will be held at the newly opened St. John’s Community Center, 43 Pleasant St. The event will begin with a ribbon-cutting at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, and special opening night hours of 4 to 8 p.m. Regular hours for the event will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on all other days of the festival except for the closing Sunday, Dec. 1, when the festival will close down the raffle portion of the event at 2 p.m., when the tree and wreath winners will be drawn.
Admission to the festival will be $2 for adults and no charge for children 12 and younger. In addition to the holiday display, the event will feature daily live entertainment, a children’s activity area, 50/50 raffles, Santa and Mrs. Claus on specific days, and a cafĂ©.
For more information, visit facebook.com/midcoasttreefestival.