Assateague Lighthouse Medallions

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The most creative fundraising tool, says CNHA executive director Beth Hanback, is the sale of lighthouse medallions. After old glass was removed from the lighthouse’s lantern room, intact panes were preserved. Broken panes were crushed and taken to artisans in Jamestown, VA, who created medallions imprinted with the lighthouse and the year of its construction in 1867. One thousand medallions, each with a velvet bag and a certificate of authenticity, are being sold for $50 each, with all proceeds going to the restoration fund. “We are within sight of our goal,” says Hanback, “by taking one bite at a time.”




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