Five Mile Light Gets Another Donor Boost
The campaign to build a replica of Five Mile Light has gotten another serious boost.
The Burnbrae Farms Foundation has announced it will match in-kind donations, up to the total of $30,000 dollars.
The foundations director says she has fond memories of the light house as a child.
"I remember visiting the lighthouse in my teens and seeing my Aunt Jean’s name in large letters on the second floor (dating back to the early 40’s)" she recalled. "Five Mile Lighthouse holds wonderful memories for many families and individuals, and the Foundation is pleased to play a part in making the rebuild possible."
It's the latest large-scale donation to the cause. In April, Fundraising committee chair Bob Runciman announced that a $25,000 donation by David Beatty had put them close to their total fundraising total of $200,000.
Runciman says this is another is a big step.
"We're optimistic that the matching nature of the Foundation donation will encourage many businesses, families, boaters and others to donate now and put Five Mile Light back on Cole Shoal where she belongs," he said.
Donations can be found on their website, or by calling Elizabethtown-Kitley Township at 613-345-7480.