The organizers of EAC’s 13th annual Festival of Trees wish to extend their gratitude to all of the following:

The Bidders: Thank you to all who rewarded the decorators by bidding so generously to support the Eastport Arts Center.
Providers of Fresh Trees: Steve and Chris Grannis and Hundred Acre Wood.

Dagny Silins checks out the Breakwater Bagels tree, ‘Visions of Pastries Danced in My Head.’

The Decorators: Lysa Intrator; Meg Colbert & Will Lopez; Catherine Adelman and Muffy Floyd; Catherine J.S. Lee; Cynthia Morse, Gwen Jones and Claudia de Vries Arroyo; Cynthia Morse for Eastport Breakwater Gallery; Georgie Kendall for Realty of Maine; Manuela Brice; Alberta Hunter; David Oja and Kimberly McCammon; Eastport Senior Center; Helen Swallow for Pickleball Club; Kelly Forfa for Breakwater Bagels & More; Jack & Anita Sivertson, Madeline Murphy & Barbara Barrett, A.K.A. The Little Water Street Gang; St. Croix International Garden Club; Melissa Newcomb; Jude Kempe; Patricia Gardner, Dana Chevalier & Jenny Robish for Peavey Memorial Library; Susan Weaver & Kris Smith; Lisa Smith for Horn Run Brewery; Ellen Krajewski for Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra; Jessica Williams.

Muffy Floyd works with Cathy and Tom Adelman on ‘Baubles and Beads’ at the Friday night tree decorating party.

Provider of treats to go: Breakwater Bagels & More
Raffle Donors: Wrenovations; Lora Whelan; Horn Run Brewing; Eastport Breakwater Gallery; Raye’s Mustard; EAC constituent group The Concert Series.

Putting It All Together

Emcees: Meg Colbert & Melissa Newcomb
#10 Can procurers: Dana Bowen for Eastport Elementary School & Catherine J.S. Lee
Gravel Gatherers: Kieran & Lindy Weston
Raffle Cashiers: Barbara Smith & Sarah Darulis
Musical entertainment: Lauren Koss

Melissa Newcomb and EAC Director Meg Colbert announce the raffle and tree winners, turning the bid sheets to catch the trees’ light and illuminate winners’ names!

Organizer: Marged Higginson
Above and Beyond: Meg Colbert, Lauren Koss, Chris Grannis
Help With the Set: including Cynthia Morse, Kieran Weston, Alison Brennan, Meg Colbert & Will Lopez; Chris Grannis; Helen Swallow, Marlene Russ, Tom Adelman and any of the multitude who helped who have been inadvertently omitted.

Winter programming is possible because all of you helped.
Don’t miss out. Sign up early to be a decorator for the 14th Annual Festival of Trees on December 9, 2023. Questions about the Festival or early signups may be emailed to Marged Higginson at

We thank you all and ask you to please mark December 9, 2023 on your calendar for the 14th Annual Festival of Trees.