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FEZtival of Trees

Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Sunday, November 11, 2012

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Kora Shrine Temple Saturday, November 17 – 10am to 8pm Sunday, November 18 – 10am to 5pm Monday, November 19 – 10am to 8pm Senior Day Tuesday, November 20 – 5 to 7pm Chamber Night (closed to the public) Wednesday, November 21 – 4 to 8pm New this year! CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING Friday, November 23 – 10am to 8pm Saturday, November 24 – 10am to 5pm

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Greetings and happy holidays to one and all! The holiday season is upon us again. What a wonderful time of year it is to share with family and friends all that is good in our lives. At Kora Shrine Center we share in the warm feeling of this time of the year and celebrate this magical event called the FEZtival of Trees. This will be our seventh year of hosting this great gathering which is the premier holiday event in Central Maine. We hope that you will take the time to stop by our Shrine Center to take part in all or a portion of the week’s activities. Of course, the beautifully decorated building and trees will be there all week, but we have entertainers coming to perform at different times during the week as well. And don’t forget Santa Claus! He will be there to greet children of all ages and a picture with Santa will provide a lasting memory. Kora Shrine Center is one of the most iconic buildings in the Central Maine area and we hope that you will visit our FEZtival to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season, but also take the time to view the magnificent interior of this building. It is on the National Historic Register and sits at a prominent location in Lewiston. If you have an interest, Shriners will be available to talk with you about the special features of the building.

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Plan to stop by and take time to witness our wonderf ul Shrine Center in f ull holiday splendor. It will be a memory that you won’t forget. Lady BJ and I look forward to greeting you during the week.

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Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Sunday, November 11, 2012

'Tis the FEZtival season By Jackie Rybeck FEZtival Publicist The holiday season is upon us. And for the Lew iston/ Auburn area it begins at the Kora Shrine Center with the 7th annual FEZtival of Trees!

into a nautical wonderland. For those who like more than just magnificent trees and decor, there will be a silent auction with thousands of dollars-worth of items to bid on,

a 50-50 raffle, the famous Lottery Tree decorated with $500 worth of lottery tickets, and last but not least Reggie’s Sales and Service has once again donated a chain saw that a

lucky winner will receive. The aroma of popcorn, soups, pizza, baked goods and daily luncheon and dinner specials will lead you straight to the dining hall which will be filled with 28 crafters for any shopper’s pleasure.

the entire week to listen to children’s hopes for Christmas a nd photos w it h t he white-haired wonder will be available as well. The famous Fishing Pond will be open for the season to reel in toys and treats for the little ones.

F E Zt iv a l such a s S en ior Day and Chamber Night’s Business After Hours catered by Davinci’s. And don’t forget to check times when the Sea Dogs and Maine Red Claws mascots, Slugger and Crusher will be greeting visitors.

Santa will be taking time out from his busy schedule for

Daily, live entertainment in t he mezza nine, including such talents as the Fairview School Chorus, the Tinpanic Drum Band and Christmas Tubas will certainly tickle t he senses a nd sounds of the season. While checking out t he schedule for your favorite entertainers, please notice specia l days at the

Admission is only $2 ... please share with us in this mystical o c c a s ion g u a r a nt e e d t o get you into t he spir it of Christmas while supporting our local Shriners and their great cause.

Visiting the Center is quite an experience on its own, with its verdigris domes and exquisitely-carved windows. Once inside, its stunning, wa ll-to-wa ll mura ls a lone leave no doubt as to why it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Let the FEZtival season begin!


The FEZtival of Trees began seven years ago as a fundraiser to keep this majestic building in operation in order to continue its work and each year it has surpassed the year before. Starting with 23 trees and 2500 visitors the first year, it has grown to over 70 trees with 20,000 visitors last year.


7th Annual KORA FEZtival of Trees “Celebrating over 25 years of service to Kora Temple”

Potentate Barry Gates feels that while the building itself is worth the trip, the trees rea lly ma ke it a ra re a nd matchless event. “The tree sponsors have outdone themselves year after year, and I’m sure this one w ill prove to be no exception,” said Gates. “They truly embrace the idea of creating a new and exceptional theme for their tree; making each year a distinctive and unique experience.” “We have some groups that compete against each other to have t he most popular tree ! ” he smiled. “We are v e r y f or t u n a t e t o h a v e such suppor t f rom loc a l businesses, organizations and Shrine Clubs.” The t heme for t his yea r’s FEZtival is A Maine Coastal Christmas. The stage will be decorated in an enchanted Downeast motif. Lighthouses, lobster traps, fish netting, garland and buoys will be seen all throughout the historical building, turning it

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Decorated Tree sponsors: Aaron’s Sales and Lease American Legion Post #150 Ancient Brothers Lodge Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice Androscoggin Shrine Club Appriasal Group Inc. Austin Assocciates PA, CPA Beacon Hospice Benoit’s Bakery and Wine Cellar Bittersweet Landing Boatyard

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Kora Shriners will host the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours at the FEZtival on Tuesday, November 20 from 5-7 p.m. This event is open to Androscoggin Chamber members only and will feature many raffles and door prizes. The BAH event will be catered by Davinci’s, who has prepared a wonderful menu of culinary delights. Sponsors for the event are Champoux Insurance, Great Falls Insurance Company, Davinci’s and Kora FEZtival of Trees.

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Center Street Dental Champoux Insurance Agency Champagne Construction Co. CMMC – Special Delivery Community Credit Union Crafts Auto Sales Cut Loose Hair Designs Da Friends of Kora Daddy O’s Daughters of the Nile Arok Temple #94 Delta Kappa Gamma Discount Auto Downeast Networks Inc. Eastern Star Lakeside Chapter #60


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Crafters: Claire Leighton – Heavenly Soaps and More Kathy Monroe – Handmade craft items Cheryl Atkins – Charms & Chocolates 4 You Amanda Duchette – Women Designs Kat Dumais – Been There Beads Bethany Genereux – ZaleyBoo Gifts Diane Thomas – Stitches & Sawdust Stepha n ie Ber natchez – Ma i ne Gou r met Chocolates Chelsea Groleau – 100% soy candles Linda Barschdorf – Linda B The Duct Tape Artist Skip Estes – Christmas wreaths Nancy Preble – Photography Joanne Boyington – Jewelry by Joanne Rod ney & Therese Belanger – Belanger's Beauty Boutique Stephen Rabasco – Moose Creek Dips Scott Answorth – Photography Lin dsey Tomlinson-Peck – The Mud Room Pottery Studio Linda Pease – Handcrafted jewelry Debbie Sherman – Fleece-lined sweater mittens Kora Divan Ladies – Craft items Daughters of the Nile – Craft items Doris Bouchard – Knitted and crocheted items Julian Bernard – Sculptured collectibles, unique wood products Michael Pelletier – The Colored Window Stained Glass Ellen Burke – Knitted items Share Center – Craft items Dia ne Cross – Cross Cra f t Con nec t ion : Handmade knitted and crocheted items Lor ette Giacomazzo – Porcelain Impressions Pottery & Ornaments

Kora Klowns Kora Log Rollers Kora Provost L/A Arts L/A Magazine Ladies Auxillary Unit #150 Landry/French Construction Mac’s Grill Maine Public Broadcasting Maine Gourmet Chocolates Margaret Murphy Center For Children Merrymeeting Shrine Club Murray Oil and Propane Museum L/A

NAPA Auburn/Lewiston/Lisbon/ Farmingdale Paw Prints Native American Crafts Paychex Payroll Management Inc. Portland Firefighters Children’s Burn Foundation Rainbow Federal Credit Union Rainbow Grils Reggie’s Kawasaki Ski Doo Rolly’s Diner Roopers Inc. St. Dom’s Key Club St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center

Stevens Hardware Sharecenter So. Main St. Garage Towing And Recovery Taylor Brook Dental Thayer Inc. TD Bank Turner Publishing Twitchell’s Airport Two Lakes Campground United Insurance-Parent Agency Visbaras Law and Excalibur Title Company of Maine Western Maine Community Action

Music at the FEZtival


Tuesday, November 20 QUINTESSENCE, Brass Quintet 5-7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 21 TBA Friday, November 23 ROBERT GENDREAU (guitar) 1-2 p.m.

Saturday, November 24 CHRISTMAS TUBAS 11 a.m.-12 p.m. JASON GIACOMAZZA 1-2 p.m. PRESENT COMPANY 3:15-4:45 p.m. JASON GIACOMAZZA(downstairs) 3-4 p.m.


The Kora Shrine Center has one, large parking lot which is accessible from both Sabattus and Blake Streets and there are numerous on-street parking spaces available around the immediate area. Signs will also be placed with directions to neighboring, unfilled lots. Handicapped drop-offs should enter through the Sabattus Street parking entrance.

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Food from our own Kitchen Daily specials such as Lasagna, Shepherd's Pie and American Chop Suey Handmade pizza by the Slice Hot dogs Chicken tenders Assorted finger rolls Meatball subs Spaghetti and meatballs Homemade chili and cornbread Homemade chocolate chip cookies Soda, water, coffee, tea and hot chocolate

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Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Sunday, November 11, 2012

Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Sunday, November 11, 2012



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Come and see Slugger the Sea Dog on Saturday, November 17. Portland’s #1 mascot will be checking out the trees and meeting with the public from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Crusher will be attending the FEZtival of Trees on Sunday, Nov 18 from 2-4 p.m. Come visit and become a new friend with the Maine Red Claws mascot.

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Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Sunday, November 11, 2012

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Decorated trees from previous FEZtival events. Far left: Roopers; middle: Fontaine Family – The Real Estate Leader; right: Community Credit Union.

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Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Sunday, November 11, 2012


Proud to support the

FEZtival of Trees THE SHIELDS FAMILY IS HONORED TO HAVE SERVED THE UNITED STATES IN THE ARMED FORCES In Memory of: Thomas Shields MO. State Militia Volunteer Cavalry - 1862-1865 James Alexander Shields MO. State Militia Volunteer Cavalry - 1862-1865 James Thomas Shields - U.S.Navy - 1917-1919 Ford Nicholas Shields - A.E.F. Air Service - 1917-1919 Kenneth E. Shields - U.S. Navy - 1944-1946 James Bryant Shields - U.S.Navy - 1989-1991 In Honor of: Dr. Thomas Ford Shields - U.S.A.F. - 1958-1966 Linda Shields - U.S. Army Nurse Corps - 1971-1995 Kenneth A. Shields - U.S. Army - 1994-2011



Kora's 'Love to the Rescue' By Caitlin Bazinet

My name is Caitlin Bazinet and my 18th birthday was a life-changing day for me. After partying with friends I lost control of my car and drove through a fence, hitting a telephone pole and then a tree and flipping over. My car caught on fire and exploded. I was trapped inside thinking sure that death was my fate. After 45 minutes firefighters f ina l ly got me out, I was Life-f lighted to CMMC and t hen L i fe-f l ig hte d dow n to Massachusetts Genera l Hospital. After more than 25 surgeries and two months I came out of an induced coma to learn that I’d gotten 4thdegree burns on 75 percent of my body, and had lost my hands and feet.

I ended up at the Shriner’s Hospita l for Chi ldren for further burn care, where I had to relearn how to walk, talk and feed myself all over again. They didn’t just care for my hea lth, they cared about me. Be c au se of t he Sh r i ner s staff pushing me to achieve my goa ls, I reached most of them before I was even d ischa rged. T hey helped me with my school work so that I could graduate with my class. Four days before graduation I went home with a pair of legs so I could walk with my classmates. I have had a ver y specia l bond with many of the Kora members since I first met most of them in the hospital. From day one, I knew I could cou nt on t hem a nd t hey

ne v er onc e doubte d my capabi lit ies, even when I did. They’ve watched me as I’ve grown and progressed and five of my Shriner family members even attended my graduation back home. T hey have been w it h me whenever I needed t hem; they have been a friend, a shoulder to cry on or just a good laugh. In turn, I’ve attended and spoken at ma ny of Kora’s events and I’ve been honored t o b e a ble t o h a v e t he opportunity to do all these amazing things. Recently I was selected nationally to be a spokesperson for an ad campaign for the Shriner’s hospitals. With Kora’s help, I’ve been able to do that.

Springfield, Massachusetts for my prosthetic dev ices, giving me the best prosthetics w ith the most comfortable fit so I can live a normal life ... and today I can say I do thanks to them and my friends at Kora. Besides bei ng a nat iona l spokesperson for t he hospital, I have a job as a Greeter at Ma ine Genera l Medical Center and I also speak to high school students about the dangers of drinking and driving. My life may have taken a terrible turn, but my f uture is promising thanks to my friends at the Shriner’s Hospital and my family at Kora. That’s why they call it “Love to the Rescue.”

Now I go to t he Shr iners Hospit a l for C h i ld ren i n


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Name___________________________ Address_________________________ City_____________State____Zip______ E-Mail address_____________________ CRAFTS • RAFFLES • PRIZES • FOOD • FUN ADMISSION ONLY $2.00 ADULTS CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE! “The net proceeds from this FEZtival of Trees are for the benefit of Kora Temple. Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions”.



K O R A S th Annual HRINE

CIRCUS The Androscoggin Bank Colisée

Friday & Saturday, April 12-13, 2013

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Monday - Wednesday, April 15-16-17, 2013

Augusta Civic Center

Friday & Saturday, April 19-20, 2013

Ticket Prices Reserved ~ $12.00 Adults ~ $10.00 Children under 12 ~ $5.00 For more information visit or call Kora Shrine Center at 1-800-782-KORA

All proceeds benefit Kora Shriners. Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions.

Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Sunday, November 11, 2012

2012 FEZtival of Trees  
2012 FEZtival of Trees  

Official guide to the Shriner's FEZtival of Trees annual event held at the Kora Shrine Temple, Lewiston, Maine