Friends Pre-lighting Celebration

A BIG thank you to all the supporters who turned out to help make our pre-lighting celebration a huge success! WCTV was on hand to record the event as people raised a glass to celebrate St. Marks Refuge and our newly restored Lighthouse.

Our partner Proof hosted a great party and we sold out of the commemorative glasses in less than 15 minutes, and the special Elderberry craft beer before the evening was over. If you didn’t get a glass at the event, we’re ordering more so send us an email telling us how many you would like. (Those of you who are already on the list don’t need to email us.)

Thank you for your generous donations and a big welcome to new (and renewing!) Friends members.

We’re keeping the celebration going so come down to the Refuge 5:30 - 7:30 tonight, October 31, and join us as the historic St. Marks light shines once more—the lighting is planned for 7:00.

Our national treasure has a great story, learn more here: History, Restoration and Relighting of this Florida icon. And come back for a docent-led tour of the keepers quarters.

Thank you from Friends and St. Marks NWR!


banner image: Lou Kellenberger