Heceta Head Lightstation is celebrating 123 years of the First Order Fresnel Lens shining its light on the Oregon Coast on March 30th from 4 to 7 pm.
Birthday Party sponsors, Travel Lane County, will be providing warm drinks and cupcakes. Taylor Sausages will be serving hot dogs, and Destination Events has donated a popcorn machine! Local musicians Marty Adams, Sea Strings, and High Tide will perform at the historic Keeper’s House. State Park and U.S. Forest Service interpretive docents will be giving tours of the lighthouse and light keeper’s house, and informative talks about this gorgeous coast line.
Bring your camera to have your photo taken on the front porch with the lighthouse in the background to commemorate this fun community supported family event. The Gift Shop will also be open and newly stocked with amazing souvenirs and informative books and videos. Bring your lighthouse passports to be stamped!
Entry to the Keeper’s House is free but donations are gladly accepted. Parking is available at the Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic View Point, just below the Keeper’s House, and NW Adventures Quest will shuttle visitors from the park right to the front door. Or enjoy the beautiful spring walk up from the beach to the festivities. Parking at the viewpoint is $5.00 per vehicle.
You can support the Restoration of the Lightstation and the Birthday Party events by entering the raffle. Win a free night’s stay at the Bed & Breakfast as well as great prizes from local artists and businesses.
Submitted by Misty Anderson, Inn Manager and Event Coordinator, Heceta Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast, March 13, 2017
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