The Festival Board of Directors established its ‘Special Friend of the Festival’ Award in 2013 to recognize individuals and organizations that have contributed in significant ways to the success of the Festival of Trees. This year, the Festival was pleased to add Brooks Properties and Dr. Josef Kish to its list of distinguished honorees.
Since 2003, Brooks Properties has welcomed the Festival of Trees to the magnificent 8,000 square-foot atrium located at their Valley Office Park, 13 Branch Street. Their generous support, together with the assistance of their professional team, has enabled the Festival to grow and prosper.
Brooks Properties, which was founded in 1980, is currently one of the largest commercial, industrial, and development real estate service providers in Northern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. The Brooks Family and their team is committed to developing properties that will enhance the communities that support the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire by designing and constructing buildings for those seeking quality and convenience.
“The Festival is grateful for the generosity of Harold J. Brooks, the Brooks Family, and everyone associated with Brooks Properties,” said Festival president Tom Lussier. “We’re able to present our magnificent trees to over 30,000 guest each year because of the support and assistance we receive from the Brooks organization,” he added.
Dr. Josef J. Kish, D.C.
Dr. Kish has had a special relationship with the Festival of Trees for many years. As the creator of the Festival’s “Scavenger Hunt,” he annually enables children of all ages to ‘Experience the Magic’ in a very special way!
“Almost 20 years ago, Dr. Kish suggested that a scavenger hunt might be great fun for children who visit the Festival with parents, friends, and grandparents,” noted Festival president Tom Lussier. With the help of his children, Dr, Kish created an activity which has become a favorite. Every year before the Festival opens, Dr. Kish creates a list of items to challenge and entertain young guest. According to Lussier, “Thousands of children look for the Scavenger Hunt checklist as they enter the Festival and scour the trees for each item.”
Dr. Josef J. Kish is a 1985 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and is a former N. Y. State Trooper who spent 7 years in uniformed Police work in New York State. He has a B.A. in Psychology from Ohio University.
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