Bangor Rotary Club announces Festival of Lights winners

Rotary Club of Bangor is pleased to announce the winners of their Festival of Lights holiday light show competition held throughout December. The club sponsored the activity in place of their usual holiday parade to allow the public the chance to enjoy the season while keeping safe from COVID-19.
 
In partnership with Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau, Downtown Bangor Partnership, and Links Web Design, Bangor Rotary invited businesses, non-profits, private homeowners, and municipal organizations to create amazing light displays at their own locations, and the public voted on their favorites. Of the more than 70 participants, the displays receiving the most votes are:
  • Best Commercial entry: General Electric (GE)
  • Best Residential entry: "As many lights and decorations as possible... National Lampoon Style", 227 Clyde Road, Bangor
  • Best Non Profit entry: Kid’s Peace
  • Best Municipal entry: Bangor International Airport
  • Best in Show (top overall vote recipient from all categories): Hathaway Holiday Lights
  • Club Pick (top vote recipient as voted on by Rotarians): Christmas at Kandy’s, East Summer Street, Bangor
Plaques will be awarded to all winners and a $500 cash prize will be presented to Hathaway Holiday Lights for being voted best overall display!
 
In addition to sponsoring the Festival of Lights competition, the club invested in new lighting and other decorations for the holiday tree located in West Market Square in downtown Bangor. Rotary Club of Bangor wishes to thank our sponsors who made the event possible: Darlings; Edward Jones, the office of John Byrne; Maine Savings Federal Credit Union; Visiting Angels Assisted Living Services; Northern Light Health; Versant Power; TD Bank; Bangor International Airport; Cyr Bus Line; Holly Taylor, Realtor–The Masiello Group; Links Web Design; Jan Currier, Realtor; Leadbetter’s Super Stops; Memory Maker Photography; Lee Chick; Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau; and the Snowman Group Printers. Proceeds from the event helped cover the cost of new decorations at West Market Square, and fund scholarships for both traditional and non-traditional students in our region.
 
Congratulations to all winners, and a sincere thank you to all participants who helped make the 2020 holiday season brighter for all!
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2020 Festival of Lights: we’re taking the parade on the road!

Happy Holidays! In lieu of our usual Festival of Lights parade, Rotary Club of Bangor is pleased to offer this fun, festive, and safe alternative for 2020.

First, we would like to thank all those who registered to participate. Without them, this would not be possible! We appreciate the time, imagination, and effort each of our entrants put into creating their presentations. May the best light display win! We would also like to thank our partners in this effort: Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau, Downtown Bangor Partnership, and Links Web Design. Thank you for your support!

Voting has now closed. Winners will be announced SOON! 

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2017 Festival Lights Parade Huge Success

Rotary Club of Bangor would like to thank everyone for participating in the Parade this year.  Thank you to our many volunteers that helped make the parade possible.  Thank you to the downtown businesses that added festivities to the day and made their facilities available for this event.  Thank you to the Bangor Police Department and the Public Works for all of your hard work and help. 
 
We had 83 floats participate in the parade this year.  The weather was excellent.  Approximately 16,000 spectators in attendance.
 
The judging results are in and the Trophy winners are as follows: Congratulations!
  • Best overall entry – Dennis Paper & Food Service
  • Outstanding Non-Profit – KidsPeace
  • Outstanding Youth Group – Girl Scout – Troop 860 - Levant
  • Outstanding Commercial Entry – Dennis Paper & Food Service
  • Outstanding Performing Entry – Morita’s School of Dance
  • Outstanding Adult Group – Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation, LLC.
  • Outstanding Band – Pride of Madawaska Marching Band
 
Trophy winners please contact Roland Narofsky at rnarofsky@mainesavings.com to make arrangements to get your trophies.
 
A special THANKS to the parade sponsors: 
Event Sponsor – WABI-TV5.  Community Pillar Sponsor - Emera Maine.  Supporting Sponsor - Pulse Marketing Agency.  Print Sponsors – Print Bangor & Bangor Letter Shop
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