September 27, 2021

Friends Celebrate Pomham Rocks Lighthouse 150th Anniversary at Looff Arts Festival

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Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse will bring their 150th anniversary celebration to The Looff: East Providence Arts Festival on Saturday, August 14 from 11 AM to 6 PM at Rose Larisa Park. Because of ongoing maintenance at The Lighthouse and continuing boat restrictions due to Covid, the Friends have moved their community event, previously scheduled at Squantum Association, to the city-wide arts fest.

Raise a toast to us. Friends’ members will be handing out complimentary bottled water to attendees. Children are welcome to have their photo taken through one of the window of the wooden lighthouse photo display.

Foam board posters of the winning entries in The Lighthouse’s recent 150th anniversary Photo/Art Contest will be displayed at the Friends’ booth. Three East Providence residents were recognized as winners in the competition. Donna Kenny Kirwan of Rumford won First Place in the art category. Thea Ernest of Riverside was awarded Honorable Mention in the art contest. Daniel LaCroix of Riverside received Honorable Mention in the photography category.

The Lighthouse booth will offer a number of special items for sale. Get a head start on holiday shopping by purchasing gifts for local family members or for friends or family who have moved out of the area. A new handcrafted ceramic mug, produced in two sizes by Deneen Pottery in St. Paul, Minnesota, and featuring an embossed emblem of The Lighthouse, will be available for the first time at $25. Newly designed boxed keychains, featuring a photo of The Lighthouse, produced locally by Barlow Designs, will be offered for $15, as will coaster sets, trivets and ornaments. T-shirts, commemorating the first annual Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Run, will be available for $10 each, and hats, embroidered with the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse logo, will sell for $20. Payment can only be made by cash or check at the event. No credit cards will be accepted.

Individuals and families interested in joining Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse can pick up a membership application to be part of the continuing year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of The Lighthouse. For further details, visit www.pomhamrockslighthouse.org

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