2012-04-06 / Community

Community News

Lighthouse needs docents

The Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, located on the Southern Maine Community College campus in South Portland, is looking for volunteers and docents for the 2012 season, which starts June 23.

“We would like to be open more often and do more for visitors, but we are limited by the number of people we have to help us,” said Bill Berman, chairman of the Spring Point Ledge Light Trust, which oversees the lighthouse.

Volunteers and docents work both onshore selling tickets and giving information about the lighthouse and in the lighthouse narrating its history and construction and assuring safety of the visitors.

“Because of the long breakwater, the ladders and hatches and the valuable artifacts at each level, it takes at least five volunteers for us to open,” Berman said. “Being a docent is a great experience, a lot of fun and you meet people from all over the world.”

The open season starts June 23, and continues Saturdays and Sundays through August, as well as Sept. 1, (Labor Day weekend), Oct. 6 (Columbus Day weekend) and for Maine Lighthouse Day (date to be announced).

For more information, e-mail info@springpointledgeligh t.com or visit www.springpointledgelight.com.

George Hamm headlines

The South Portland High School Football Boosters will host a night of comedy 7:30 p.m. April 27 at Events on Broadway, 729 Broadway, in South Portland. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at J.P. Thornton’s or by calling Events on Broadway at 699-5855. For more information, contact Phil at 400-0728.

The South Portland High School Football Boosters is a volunteer organization dedicated to raising supplemental funds to enhance the quality of the Red Riot football program. The football boosters have assisted with funding for equipment and uniforms, T-shirts, pre-game and post-game dinners, and the annual end of the season awards banquet.

In addition to hosting special events, the football boosters also raise money through hosting car washes, bottle drives, school dances, apparel sales, the sale of discount Gold cards, and the annual golf tournament.

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