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!