It appears that the siding on the original Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is in need of replacing, and so the “Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses” (because there are two of them) are raising money to get it replaced. Those who would like to know that their money will be used to preserve an icon of the Oregon Coast should plan to attend the 7th Annual Friends of Yaquina Lights Restoration Benefit: “Yaquina Nights: Laughs for Lighthouses.”
Here’s how “The Friends” describe the fundraiser. Sounds like a hoot:
Join Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses, Friday January 27th for a night of side-splitting entertainment and fun for a good cause! The 7th Annual Yaquina Nights Restoration Benefit “Yaquina Nights: Laughs for Lighthouses!” fundraiser will make you laugh out loud with a showcase of four Oregon-grown comedians who will put on a hilarious (and clean!) show. Performing are Melody Dodd and Jennifer Kimball, voted two of the funniest people in Eugene. They will be joined by Derek Allen, and Sarah Lowe. Free appetizers and desserts will be served, a no-host bar will be available. and a silent auction and raffle will be held. All raised money will go towards replacing deteriorating siding at Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. Help save the oldest wooden building in Newport!
The performance will be held at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 700 Olive Street in Newport. Festivities begin at 6PM. Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for FOYL members and are available at the Newport Performing Arts Center or by calling 541-265-ARTS. For more information about the event and Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses please call Lauren at 541-574-3129 or visit www.yaquinalights.org