Seventh Annual Lighthouse Challenge 2009
September 19-20, 2009
The weekend weather was perfect for the annual Lighthouse Challenge, sponsored by the Chesapeake Chapter of the US Lighthouse Society.
Saturday morning our volunteers greeted 593 visitors. On Sunny Sunday, we welcomed 505 visitors. This second day of the Challenge was also the anniversary of the lighting of the lighthouse, which was first put in to service 179 years ago on September 20, 1830. Happy Anniversary to the Point Lookout Lighthouse!
Point Lookout had one of the first finishers for the Challenge this year! An unusual accomplishment given the isolated location of the lighthouse. We were just 2 visitors shy of having 1100 visitors for the Challenge weekend. We extend our thanks and congratulations to the Chesapeake Chapter of the US Lighthouse Society for another very successful lighthouse challenge, which was even more challenging than usual given the current state of the economy.
We would like to thank all of the volunters from PLLPS and the Chesapeake Chapter who made the Point Lookout stop of Lighthouse Challenge 2009 a resounding success! And an extra special thanks to volunteer Chuck Kohls who prepared lunch both days and dinner on Saturday evening, in addition to his role as site coordinator for Point Lookout.
The Challenge sign on the fence outside the lighthouse.
The Chapter Table, located in the south side dining room
Dual Role Volunteer Chuck Kohls and Jim at the Chapter's table
PLLPS Volunteer Dustin Rusk Mans the Chapter Table
PLLPS Volunteer Eunice Knott and Chapter Volunteer Jim greet guests in the south side living room
Chapter Volunteers Greet Visitors in the south side kitchen
Chapter Volunteers staff the entrance on Sunday
Display showing children of all ages the different styles of lighthouses
Robert and Lisa staff the PLLPS Gift Shop Sales Table
Dual role volunteer Sandra Sableski works at the Chapter's Sales table
Photos courtesy of Jim and Kaye