BANGOR – The Anah Shrine in Bangor is back open after being heavily damaged by flooding over the summer.
Shriners celebrated with an event Saturday evening.
They said in July, 150,000 to 200,000 gallons of water filled the facility, damaging every piece of flooring and a good chunk of the drywall in the shrine.
“So it’s kind of a grand reopening for us, to kind of let the public know that we are here still and we’re back and better than ever,” said Dave Gulya, chairman of public relations for the shrine.
Including the grand reopening, the shrine hosted a number of events combined into one on Saturday. They also recognized members and welcomed patients and families who have used the services at Shriners Hospitals — which events at the shrine raise money to support.
Although winter may seem far away, they already are gearing up for the ‘Feztival of Trees’ in November, one of their larger fundraisers for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.