Maine Lobster Festival Donates $20,000 to Museum
Photo by Ann-Marie Trapani
Representatives from the Maine Lobster Festival presented a check for $20,000 to the Maine Lighthouse Museum on Friday, March 28, 2008 inside the Kenneth N. Black Exhibition Hall. "The donation is part of the festival's continued pledge of support to the museum," said Pete Cella, president of the Maine Lobster Festival.
The Maine Lobster Festival's gift will help support the Museum's operating costs, which include building expenses and operations associated with the organization's public education mission.
"The Maine Lighthouse Museum is extremely grateful for the ongoing support of the Maine Lobster Festival, which proves to be a huge difference-maker in the museum's mission to exhibit and conserve the nation's largest collection of classical Fresnel lenses and lighthouse artifacts," said director Bob Trapani, Jr. "Thanks to the Maine Lobster Festival's care and generosity, together we are 'shining a bright light' on our lighthouse heritage for present and future generations."