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Fort Kent Lions Club seeks participants for Festival of Trees fundraiser

FORT KENT, Maine — The Fort Kent Lions Club is seeking real, artificial or handcrafted trees. The public service group is initiating a new Christmas-themed fundraiser, The First Fort Kent Festival of Trees.

Individuals, groups, businesses and organizations can donate a tree decorated in any style, and accompanied by gifts of some sort. Trees can have a theme that is consistent with a certain group, such as a grocery store decorating a tree with food, or a gas station providing automobile-related gifts. A theme is not necessary, however.

The trees will be displayed at the Lions Pavilion near Riverside Park the weekend of Dec. 11-12.

Visitors can peruse the different trees and enter raffle tickets in a bucket next to the tree they would like a chance to win. At the end of the event, the Lions will draw a winning ticket from each bucket. The raffle winner receives the tree, and any decorations and gifts associated with it.

The raffle tickets will cost $5 for 10 tickets, or 10 chances to win a tree.

All money raised through ticket sales will benefit local community projects throughout the Lions service area.

To donate a tree to the cause, send a message on the Fort Kent Lions Club Facebook page or an email to Festivaloftreesfortkent@gmail.com

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