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  An Archive of Westbrook Historical Society's Festival Trees  
 
"MOOEY CHRISTMAS, AND A HAPPY MOO YEAR" - 2013
 
 
Collecting is fun for most members of a Historical Society, but it is especially fun when you can display your collection in a creative way! Ruth Knight decorated our 2013 entry in the Westbrook Festival of Trees with her collection of cows...and then added a very appropriate title: "Mooey Christmas and a Happy Moo Year." A sign hanging on the tree says, " One can never have too many cows"... and, in this case, that is certainly right! Thank you, Ruth!
 
 
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"WESTBROOK REMEMBERED" - 2012
The Westbrook Historical Society's entry at the 2012 Westbrook Festival of Trees reflected our City's history... from the City Seal at the top, to the photographs of city buildings and landmarks. Many of the buildings are no longer standing but are well remembered by our residents.
See the Society's past entries below.
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" OH, YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL" - 2011
 
   

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    Dolls, dolls, and more dolls ...complete the Westbrook Historical Society's entry in the
2011 Westbrook Festival of Trees. Decorators again this year were members Ruth Knight and Rowena Walton
 
   

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Festival of Trees - 2010

"Hats off to Christmas"
(Hats from the Past)

 

Sun bonnets, top hats, straw hats, feathered hats, pill boxes, Easter bonnets...all find their special place in this years Festival display.

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Festival Tree - 2009

"You've Come a Long Way, Baby"

The 2009 Society Christmas tree depicts the progress made in the life of the housewife. No longer does the woman of the house spend hours cooking, cleaning, washing and ironing the clothes.

The impliments that she once used are now decorations for the tree!

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Festival Tree - 2008

"Heigh-Ho Holidays"

Rudy Vallée photos, sheet music, megaphones and saxophones were the decorations of choice. All decorations were handmade by Society members.

This tree was decorated in anticipation of the Rededication of Rudy Vallée Square which was held the following July.

[See 'Activities' page for more information on the Rededication Ceremonies.]

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Festival Tree - 2007

"Baubles & Beads"

The tree was decorated in old jewelry, from the rhinestone pin-studded top to the overflowing jewelry box at the base. (Note the 'Barbara Bush' pearl necklace!)

   
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Festival Tree - 2006

“Gonna Buy a Paper Doll That
I Can Call My Own”  

In keeping with this Mills Brothers’ 1942 classic, our tree is decorated with copies of antique paper dolls and scissors. Members of the Society have fun coming up with each year’s theme and decorations and take satisfaction in knowing that we are helping out the citizens of Westbrook.

     
 

Festival Tree - 2005
"Ringing in the Season"

These beaded bells were made by the late Annie Cousens of Westbrook.

 

 

Festival Tree 2004
"Home is where the Heart is "

This tree featured House Pictures and Hearts.

Roberta Wyer Dutton Morrill & George Morrill greeting in period dress. 

 

Festival Tree - 2003
"Silver Threads among the Gold"

This tree featured old pictures of Westbrook.

Joan Robie Labrecque is shown beside the Society's tree wearing her grandfather's St. Croix baseball uniform. Louis (Pete) Tetrault played  semi-pro baseball for the Fall River Baseball Team, New England League in 1907 and for the  St. Croix Baseball Team, ME-New Brunswick League in 1913

Read more about Mr. Louis Tetrault in our
Winter 2006
Newsletter on p3.

 

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