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DELICIOUS BUFFET & FLYING SANTA POWERPOINT PRESENTATION TO BENEFIT MAINE LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM

Posted July 23, 2012, at 3:23 p.m.

Don’t miss this super buffet prepared by Bricks Restaurant in Rockland which will start the day on Sunday, July 29th at 12:00 Noon at the Museum.

Following the delicious buffet you will be treated to an exciting PowerPoint Presentation by the “Friends of Flying Santa”.

The total cost for Sunday’s event is just $25 per person!

Friends of Flying Santa, Inc. was formed in 1997 to help ensure the future of the annual Christmas flights to New England lighthouses. The aerial visits of Flying Santa to lighthouses and lifesaving stations have been a New England tradition since 1929. Capt. William Wincapaw of Friendship, Maine – an aviation pioneer – began the flights as a gesture of recognition to the dedicated lighthouse keepers and their families as well as the crews of the lifesaving stations. Capt. Wincapaw and his son, Bill, Jr., continued the flights for close to two decades. The father and son team eventually recruited legendary author and historian Edward Rowe Snow to assist them with their expanding list of lights and boat stations. After Capt. Wincapaw’s passing in 1947, the mantle was passed to Mr. Snow, who faithfully carried on the tradition for over four decades. With the help of his wife Anna-Myrle and their daughter, Dolly, the isolated residents of lighthouses throughout North America continued to receive visits from the “aerial St. Nick”

Today, through fund-raising and public outreach, the Friends work to continue the flights and carry on this gesture of gratitude to the men, women and families of the United States Coast Guard who keep watch over our coastal waters. Thousands of hours are volunteered each year to ensure the success of our helicopter flights which now encompass over 33 stops including 45 Coast Guard units from Maine to New York. See the website at www.flyingsanta.com for more information about the Friends.

Order your tickets today by calling the museum at 594-3301 and charging them to your VISA, MasterCard or Discover. Tickets will also be available at the door on Sunday.

The event is part of our Second Annual Maine Lighthouse Museum Celebration Weekend. Lots of Fun for Everyone! The museum will be open for FREE to everyone all weekend. By just showing your ticket to the event or the John Mock Concert on Friday, July 27th, you will be admitted for FREE to the Owls Head Transportation Museum nearby! To learn all about the Owls Head Transportation Museum visit their site at www.ohtm.org

Tell your friends and family about this exciting weekend to benefit the Maine Lighthouse Museum. All of the events will be held at the museum, located at One Park Drive in Rockland. See our website at www.mainelighthousemuseum.org for complete details.

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