Maine Lobster Festival Donates $20,000 to Museum

Maine Lobster Festival donates to Maine Lighthouse Museum
Photo by Ann-Marie Trapani

Maine Lobster Festival $20,000 donation
presentation to the Maine Lighthouse Museum
(L to R) Maine Lobster Festival Director
John Fochtman, Preident Peter Cella, Museum
Director Bob Trapani, Jr., and Maine Lobster
Festival Directors Brenda Calderwood
and Nancy Schultz

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."