Photo Cutline: A dazzling display of holiday lights outline the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
MENDOCINO, Calif. — Nov. 15, 2005 —The Point Cabrillo Light Keepers Association (PCLK) announced that it will host the Second Annual Community “Light The Lighthouse” Celebration from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, December 4, in the lighthouse at Point Cabrillo Light Station & Nature Preserve.
Last year, the lighthouse was a blaze of 350 holiday lights outlining the building, each light purchased through a $5 donation to memorialize family members and special friends.
“We are continuing a tradition started last year,” said Candee Kimbrell, event coordinator. “It was a dazzling sight to see the lighthouse outlined by all the lights. Like last year, the funds will go toward helping maintain the lighthouse and other historic light station buildings.”
Money from last year’s event was used in recent months to repaint the lighthouse, blacksmith shop which houses a marine education exhibit, and the original oil house where fuel was stored to keep the wicks burning and lighthouse light shining.
Join Santa Claus for coffee, hot cider and cookies at the lighting ceremony. The lights will be on throughout the month of December.
To make a $5.00 donation for a “Light The Lighthouse” Christmas light in the name of a family member or special friend, please call 937-6120 or send a check to Point Cabrillo Light, P.O. Box 641, Mendocino, CA 95460. The names of those memorialized will be put in a special book maintained by PCLK. For more information about Point Cabrillo Light Station State Park, visit www.pointcabrillo.org.
The Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association (PCLK) is a 501(c)(3) California non profit association dedicated to the public access, preservation, restoration, maintenance, and interpretation of the historic Point Cabrillo Light Station and Nature Preserve located in Mendocino County, CA. The Point Cabrillo Light Station and Nature Preserve is a 300 acre California State Park that includes the 30-acre Point Cabrillo Light Station which was built in 1909. The Light Station includes the Point Cabrillo Light House, with the original 3rd Order Fresnel, (serving as an active Federal Aid to Navigation), three Lightkeepers houses, and other structures. The PCLK is finalizing Phase II of a three phase historic restoration of the Light Station’s structures. The park is open year round for visitors.
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