February 8, 2020 for the 9th Annual SGI Tour of Homes.
Ninth Annual St. George Island Tour of Homes
Held February 8, 2020
The tour has ended but was another successful event for the lighthouse with over 630 visitors that included ticket holders, docents, driver, volunteers and home owner.
This would not have been possible without the wonderful homeowners, sponsors and supporters, Tour of Homes Committee and lighthouse staff. Huge thank you to all of them.
Seven distinctive and beautiful homes were featured during the ninth annual St. George Island Tour of Homes from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, February 8, 2020, benefitting the St. George Lighthouse Association (SGLA). Also included on the tour was the Cape St. George Lighthouse and Keeper’s House, and the St. George Plantation Clubhouse. The 2nd floor of the Plantation Clubhouse was open to showcase the beautiful photos by local photographer, John Spohrer.
Tour weekend began with a kick-off event on Friday, February 7, featuring a raffle, refreshments, door prizes, and a local aquaculture presentation by Carrie Jones with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. This event was held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jay Abbott Firehouse, 324 East Pine Avenue, St. George Island with over 140 guests attending.
SGLA is a non-profit Florida corporation organized to preserve, maintain and promote the Cape St. George Lighthouse. The Lighthouse was reconstructed in 2008 after collapsing in 2005. SGLA also built a replica of the Lighthouse Keeper’s House which includes a gift shop and museum featuring a replica of the Cape St. George Light’s third order Fresnel lens, partially funded with Tour of Homes proceeds.
Funds raised by SGLA are used for the on-going maintenance and enhancement of the Lighthouse, the Keeper’s House and Lighthouse Park.