THE HUNTINGTON LIGHTHOUSE
September 5th, 2020
*On Hold untill further notice due to Covid-19
To Our Lighthouse Friends
As we are all aware, the COVID-19 Pandemic has caused unexpected and significant disruption in many aspects of our daily lives and our communities, and will continue to do so into the foreseeable future.
We were thrilled to announce weeks ago that the Lighthouse Musicfest was on the 2020 schedule and work was already underway to make this one of the biggest and best events ever! But, these are difficult economic times, and the ripple effect could well impact our ability to successfully implement the Musicfest. As many of your know, the festival depends on the generous contributions of our sponsors, many of whom are feeling the financial pressures from the pandemic on the country’s economy.
The Lighthouse Musicfest is our biggest fundraiser of the year to support the ongoing preservation of our beloved lighthouse. The event is huge, daunting and very costly: upwards of $50,000.00. Thanks to the devoted and generous business donors and sponsors, many of whom have been with us for years, the event has been able to continue to grow. Without them, executing an event of this magnitude is not possible.
While we are hopeful that the Musicfest can continue this year, we must also start to think about a scenario without our beloved festival in 2020. We will continue to work with our sponsors and keep you all updated as we navigate these uncharted waters together.
In the meantime, stay healthy and stay safe. We hope to welcome everyone back to the Lighthouse soon.
Pamela Setchell & the Board of Directors of the Ligthouse.
THE HUNTINGTON LIGHTHOUSE PRESERVATION SOCIETY, INC.
The Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society (HLPS) has proudly led the efforts for 12 years to produce the Lighthouse MusicFest, the only music festival in the world held on an offshore lighthouse. This much-loved, end of summer celebration brings together the community like no other event - from sail and power boaters, to kayakers, paddle boarders- all with the shared goal to help preserve our beloved town beacon.
This event has grown to over 1200 boats and raised thousands of dollars to restore and preserve the Huntington Lighthouse. Members of the HLPS volunteer their time for months to organize the event – booking the talent, scheduling supplies to the lighthouse, organizing complicated logistics and staging for the concert and most importantly, working closely with local officials to ensure the safety and security of the boaters, participants, volunteers, and the surrounding community each year.