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Thank you all for your support!

On Saturday, September 28th, the Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc. held a fundraiser dinner and auction to help kick off the celebrations of the Light Station’s 150-year anniversary and it was a great success!

It was September of 1869 when work first began on the Point Arena Light Station, breaking ground for this important location on the Mendocino Coast and setting the stage for all the rich history to come. This memorable occasion was celebrated with a fundraiser dinner and silent auction at the Gualala Community Center. The community came together to celebrate 150 years of the light shining at the Point Arena Light Station and to support our mission to keep the lighthouse and grounds open to the public for many years to come. We hope to see everyone again soon for a series of celebrations in 2020 to commemorate the first tower being built in 1870!

Thanks to our supporters & donors!

Foundation Sponsors

Many thanks to these Foundation Level Sponsors ($500 or more in cash or in kind donations) that made it possible for us to put on this great celebration of our 150th Anniversary of lighting the way on the Coast!

Special thanks to Gualala Supermarket for their generous donation of soft drinks, water, wine and beer!

Special thanks to Surf Market for their generous donation of food!

Special thanks to The Crist Group for their generous Foundation Sponsor level cash donation!

Special thanks to Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc. Lifetime Members Bill & Mary Lindemann for their Foundation Sponsor level cash donation!

Dinner Supporters & Sponsors

Many thanks to Bob Shimon for volunteering his services as Grillmaster Extraordinaire!

Many thanks to Susan & Gary Levenson-Palmer and the Manchester Community Center for loaning us chafing dishes and utensils and for all their support!

Special thanks to The Ranch Cafe for their generous donation of appetizers!

Special thanks to Redwood Coast Fire Department for use of their barbeque!

Special thanks to Lagunitas Brewing Co. for their generous donation of 2 cases of IPA and 2 cases of Little Sumpin’ Ale for the bar!

Special thanks to Husch Vineyards for their generous donation of a case of 2017 Chardonnay for the bar!

Special thanks to Harvest Market – Fort Bragg for their generous cash donation to buy appetizers and desserts for the dinner!

Special thanks to Safeway – Fort Bragg for their cash donation to buy dessert ingredients for the dinner!

Volunteers

Many thanks to the volunteers who helped make the event a success!

Volunteer coordinator: Kitty Wolfe

Andrea Allen
Geoff & Wendy Beaty
Ann Birdsell
Pat Chaban
Laura Cover
Tim Cowman
Nik Epanchin
Norm Fast
Doug Forsell
Laura Franklin
Jon Handel
Rose Hirscher

Larry Jacobs
Ling Yen Jones
Mirka Knaster
Judith Leeper
Don McCormick
Bob Mitchell
Paul Nordstrand
Walt Rush
Jim Schock
PD Serratoni
Mark Simkins
Pauline Zamboni

PALKI Employee Volunteers

Sheila Berotti
Tom Birdsell
Elyse Chavez
Isabel Gaona
Rita Luna
Irma Martinez
Connie Sackman
Merita Whatley
Deirdre Wiley
Jeff Wyrick

Auction Sponsors

Auction item: Gift Certificate for a pedicure and foot massage from Address Beauty

Auction item: Gift Certificate good towards any purchase at Accents by the Sea in Gualala

Auction item: Gift Certificate towards Dining at the Albion River Inn Restaurant

Auction item: Gift Certificate for a Thanksgiving Turkey from the Anchor Bay Store

Auction item: 4 bottles of wine donated by Lighthouse supporters Anny & Tom Reidenbach

Auction item: 3 Gift Cards for the Arena Market & Cafe

Auction item: Gift Basket from Arena Pharmacy

Auction item: Arena Theater Membership and movie tickets package

Auction item: Gift Certificate towards purchase at ARFF Feed & Pet Supply

Auction item: B Bryan Preserve Tour & Gifts Package

Auction item: Gift Certificate for 3 days boarding plus grooming credit from Bed & Bone

Auction item: Ticket voucher for 2 tickets to the Berkeley Rep

Auction item: Custom designed door with Lighthouse image glass panel crafted by Brent Anderson Construction

Auction item: Wine from Brutocao Family Vineyards

Auction item: Gift Certificate towards a vacation rental stay with Coasting Homes

Auction item: Gift Certificate for dinner for two at Cove Azul

Auction item: Gift Certificate for a 2 night stay at the Elk Cove Inn & Spa

Auction item: Gift Certificate for a flower bouquet from Flowers by Natasha

Auction item: Embroidered cushion and ornate candelabra from Franny’s Cup & Saucer

Auction item: Wine from Gracianna Winery

Auction item: Private golf lesson with Greg Anderson, PGA

Auction item: VIP Package for Gualala Arts

Auction item: Fire starter bucket bundle and Gift Card for Gualala Building Supply

Auction item: Whale planter with orchids from Gualala Nursery

Auction item: Gift card for Gualala Union 76

Auction item: Wine from Handley Cellars

Auction item: Gift Certificate towards purchase at High Tides Compassionate Cannabis Care

Auction item: 6-month subscription to the ICO

Auction item: Two night weekend stay in a Standard Queen Room

Auction item: Book bundle from author Jeanne Jackson

Auction item: Carwash bucket from Jr’s Home & Auto Center

Auction item: Gift Certificate for a flower arrangement from Katie Pence Gardens

Auction item: Sip & Spill Package from Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Auction item: Gift Certificate for dining at the Ledford House

Auction item: Yacht cruise on the San Francisco Bay from Liisberg & Co.

Auction item: Gift Basket from Lisa’s Luscious Kitchen

Auction item: Gift Bundle from the Little Green Bean Roastery

Auction item: Wine from Lula Cellars

Auction item: Gift Certificate towards camping on any site at the Manchester Beach KOA

Auction item: Gift Certificate for 2 night stay at Mar Vista Cottages

Auction item: Gift Certificate towards dining at Mariachi’s Restaurant

Auction item: Gift Certificate for a one-year household membership with Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Auction item: Wine from Meyer Family Cellars

Moseley Carpet Cleaning

Auction item: Gift Certificate for carpet cleaning from Moseley Carpet Cleaning

Auction item: Wine from Navarro Vineyards

Auction item: Gift Certificate for photography session from PawPawrazzi

Auction item: Tour and Tasting at Pennyroyal Farm for 6 people

Auction item: 3 month gym membership from Physical Gym

Auction item: Gift bundle from the Pier Chowder House & Taproom

Auction item: Two hand-made decorative tiles from Point Arena Tileworks

Auction item: Gift Certificate for lodging at the Point Cabrillo Light Station

Auction item: Gift Certificate for dining at Queenie’s Roadhouse Cafe

Auction item: Gift Certificate for 2 nights lodging and happy hour for 4 people at River Rock Inn & Cottages

Auction item: Gift Certificate towards any purchase at Roots Herbal Apothecary

Auction item: Two-night farm stay from Roseman Creek Ranch

Auction item: Gift Certificate for a 2-hour beach or forest horseback ride from Ross Ranch

Auction item: Gift Certificate for Rumors All About Hair Salon

Auction item: Folding chair donated by S&B Market

Auction item: Gift Certificate package for lodging, tour and dinner from Safari West

Auction item: Gift Certificate for 18 holes w/cart for 4 from The Sea Ranch Golf Links

Auction item: 100′ locking extension cord from Sea Ranch Supply

Auction item: Architectural Tour & Tasting Gift Certificate from Soroptimist International of Mendocino-Sonoma Coast

Auction item: Gift Certificate for dinner for two at St. Orres Restaurant

Auction item: “Go Local” Gift Tote from Surf Market

Auction item: T-shirts from the Green Room

Auction item: Wine from Toulouse Winery

Auction item: Gift Basket and Gift Card for Trinks Cafe

Auction item: Gift Certificate for Two Fish Bakery

Auction item: Two Nights Lodging at Point No Point Lighthouse & 1-Year Keeper Membership in the US Lighthouse Society

Auction item: Gift Certificate and earrings from The Village Cobblery

Auction item: Cowboy Dinner for 8 under the stars at Walter Stornetta Ranch

Auction item: Wine from Yorkville Cellars

Artist donations

Glazed ceramic bowl from Beatrice Acosta

Original wood block print by Wendy Bailey

Manipulated photograph by Gary Bowers

Ceramic sushi plate and chopsticks from Brush Strokes by Andrea

Matted photograph from Scott Chieffo

Abalone art piece by Tim Cowman

Five photographs on aluminum by Nik Epanchin

Nuno-felted silk scarf from Barbara Fast

Four “Point Arena Sunset” scarves from Janet Gray

Sterling Silver pendant from Ling-Yen Designs

Glazed ceramic bowl from Brenda Phillips

Sterling silver sailboat pendant from Rush Studio

Framed photograph from Scott Sewell

Sculpture by John Stickney

Original oil painting by Ron Sackman, donated by Connie Sackman

Original oil painting by Jim Vickery

Handmade glazed bowl by Justin York