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SECOND ANNUAL HOLIDAY LIGHTHOUSE LIGHTING CEREMONY & CELEBRATION

From 4 to 6 PM on Friday, December 6 at the O’Neill Sea Odyssey (OSO) education center upstairs at 2222 East Cliff Drive on the east side of the Santa Cruz Harbor next to the Crow’s Nest restaurant, the 2nd annual Holiday Lighthouse Ceremony & Celebration will be held. 

The event will cost $30 per person, payable at the door.  Space is limited and RSVPs are required.

Proceeds from the event will benefit OSO, which engages 4th - 6th grade youth with a hands-on science education field trip on a 65-foot catamaran on Monterey Bay and in a shore-side education center, in addition to ocean science curriculum provided for use in the classroom.  It is free, and each class completes a community service project.

The event is being organized by OSO Advisory Board member Bill Simpkins and OSO Board member Jim Thoits.  The pair had also spearheaded the fundraising drive for the Walton Lighthouse at the Santa Cruz Harbor.  Some communities have holiday parades and tree lighting ceremonies.  On the night before the Santa Cruz Yacht Club’s Lighted Boat Parade, we thought we would start a new and uniquely Santa Cruz Harbor tradition:  throw the switch to light up the Walton Lighthouse.  We hope it will become a tradition for the Seabright and Live Oak neighborhoods.

Sunset will occur around 4:45 PM and the switch around that time. Food, wine, cookies and hot chocolate will be served. The event is being supported by System Studies Incorporated, the Crow’s Nest restaurant, and the Kind Grind coffee shop.  To reserve your space, please email Dan Haifley at dhaifley@oneillseaodyssey.org by December 1.

 

 






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