Spend an enchanted evening at the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse and help raise funds for its continuous restoration. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres catered by Wild Ocean Seafood, Fishlips and Rising Tide Tap & Table. There will be live entertainment and a silent auction as you dine under the stars.
The 2019 Lighthouse Gala will be held on February 8, 2019 at 4:30 pm at the lighthouse. Tickets and details are available at www.tinyurl.com/LighthouseLaunch
Are you or your organization interested in being a Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation sponsor? You can find more information on our Lighthouse Foundation Sponsorship page. It includes a sponsorship letter from Foundation President Jim Underwood, and the Annual Sponsorship Form with more details on sponsorship levels.
Final Message from Outgoing President Rocky Johnson
It is with a genuine sense of awe, appreciation and humility that I submit my parting words as President. It has truly been my honor and privilege to serve these past two years, and I can say without reservation that our accomplishments together have been nothing short of superlative.
Together we have:
- Resumed regular tours of the lighthouse and grounds.
- Partnered with Brevard County Public Schools to launch a new education program, opening the doors to history and the future for Brevard County’s 4th graders.
- With the help of the Brevard County TDC and the State of Florida, launched the construction of the Keepers’ Cottage Museum so that the many visitors to our lighthouse can receive a much more accurate and meaningful glimpse into what the lighthouse means to Brevard County, the State of Florida, our national defense through the 45th Space Wing, and mankind’s exploration of the universe.
- Successfully held the inaugural Lighthouse Half-Marathon, hosting a record 2,000 visitors who participated in the event.
- Launched a coordinated effort with our friends at the US Air Force Space and Missile Museum Foundation to capitalize on our common goals.
- Hosted many special events at the lighthouse, allowing many diverse groups to revel in the beauty and the history of this unique icon.
And please don’t forget all of this has been accomplished by way of a 100% volunteer staff, with zero paid employees, relying on the generosity of those who believe in the value of preserving the lighthouse. Many, many heartfelt thanks to our Board members, volunteers, docents, sponsors and supporters!
Please know, while my work schedule requires I dedicate a bit more of my time to those (paying!) endeavors, my commitment to the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation has not wavered in the least, and is in fact stronger today than on the day I became your President.
Please join me in offering a warm welcome to our new president, Jim Underwood, and I pledge my unwavering support to him and the incoming Board. We have accomplished great things together over the past couple years, yet I do believe our best times are still ahead.
See you at the Lighthouse!
The latest edition of the Canaveral Beacon is available now. It includes an article and pictures of the First Annual Lighthouse Half-Marathon and 10K run. In the Community Outreach section, you can read about the Holiday Gift Fair and a lighthouse visit from Josh Liller, Historian and Collections Manager for Loxahatchee River Historical Society.
The Lighthouse Foundation also hosted a volunteer appreciation lunch at Veterans Memorial Center. You can check out some of the photos from the event.
This month’s Volunteer Spotlight features Mary Anne Moore. You can read more about her story and her contributions to the Lighthouse Foundation working on lighthouse tours. Meet Mary Anne in the August newsletter.
This newsletter issue includes an update to the Keepers’ Cottages construction. The article will bring you up to date on the current progress and outlines the scheduled work in 2019.
With progress on the Keepers’ Cottages, the Brick Walkway Program is picking up pace. You can read a bit about the walkway program and order your engraved brick.
Check out some of the upcoming events for the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation and the Florida Lighthouse Association. Watch for more information on small group excursion tours coming in February through Canaveral Wildlife Tours. The Foundation will host a fundraising gala on February 8, 2019. Tickets go on sale in January. The Winter 2019 meeting of the Florida Lighthouse Association is scheduled at Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, January 25 – 26, 2019. For more information visit Florida Lighthouse Association.
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Canaveral Beacon – December 2018
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On October 10th, 2017 the Brevard County Commissioners approved the Tourism Development Council recommendation to fund $500,000.00 for construction of the first Keeper’s Cottage for the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. Restoration of the Keeper’s Cottages has been a fundamental goal of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation since its establishment in 2002.
A Few Words about the Florida Lighthouse Association (FLA)
Former President, Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation
The Florida Lighthouse Association is a nonprofit group of citizen activists dedicated to the preservation of the 30 remaining historic lighthouses that line our state’s 1,350-mile coastline. Once central to the economic growth and settlement of our nation, many of Florida’s lighthouses face uncertain futures. We encourage members of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation to support FLA by joining and attending meetings. For details check out the website at www.floridalighthouses.org . FLA grants have helped us toward our goals of restoring our Canaveral Lighthouse community as it once was. Recently FLA awarded us a grant of $6,000 for the rental of a trailer to be placed at the lighthouse to house our gift shop and display our Brick Project. We ask you to show your appreciation by joining FLA today!