When you think of the Shriners, you might initially think of the Shrine Circus or the huge Shrine parades. But the Shriners also do fantastic work, helping families and treating children with Scoliosis, Burn Care, Spina Bifida, Orthopedics, Cerebral Palsy, Cleft Lip/Palate, Pediatric Surgery, Spinal Cord Injury, Sports Injuries/Fractures, and more.

The Anah Temple Shriners will be hosting clinics Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the following seven locations:

  • Bangor, at the Shrine Center at 1404 Broadway
  • Belfast, at the Waldo County Shrine Club, 20 Northport Avenue
  • Calais, at the St. Croix Masonic Lodge at 10 Calais Avenue
  • Dover-Foxcroft, at The PCIA, 1049 West Main Street
  • Ellsworth, at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 175 Douglas Highway
  • Machias, at the Down East Community Hospital, 11 Hospital Drive
  • Presque Isle, at the Aroostook Shrine Club at 390 Houlton Road

These clinics aim to determine how Shriners Children’s can best treat a child in need. All care provided by Shriners Children’s is provided regardless of the family's ability to pay or insurance status. Shriners Children’s does NOT discriminate against any family whether you are uninsured, underinsured or unable to pay medical bills. There is support available in all aspects of your child’s healthcare journey. Charity funds exist to assist with travel, lodging, and other expenses that can occur.

At these screening clinics, children will be seen by a licensed volunteer provider, the visit will be documented and the information submitted directly to the Shriners Children’s location in Springfield, Massachusetts. Staff will then review the info and reach out to the parents/guardians to determine the next step.

If you’re unable to attend a screening clinic but would like to see if you qualify, please call Shriners Children’s directly at 800-237-5055.

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Check out photos from the Parade in Ellsworth in June 2019.

Ellsworth Shrine Parade

The Anah Temple Shrine held a parade in Ellsworth on June 15, 2019, as part of its June Ceremonial.

Gallery Credit: Chris Popper

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