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Sodus Bay Historical Society & Lighthouse Museum 2021 Annual Appeal

Nov 23rd, 2021

Dear Friend of the Sodus Bay Historical Society and Lighthouse Museum,     

Winding up a very successful 2021 after being closed in 2020 due to the pandemic, we write to say thank you for your loyalty and support of the Sodus Bay Historical Society and Lighthouse Museum.  Your steadfast generosity and thoughtfulness as a donor, member and/or volunteer helped us recover as strong, if not stronger, than before.  Having taken the closing as an opportunity to improve the museum, we expanded our gift shop, added two new rooms of exhibition space, opened the upstairs kitchen and bathroom for staff use, and, of course, our gardens were as beautiful as ever to provide the peace and tranquility that this beautiful spot on Lake Ontario offers.  

Now, as we have for the past several years, we are asking you to consider a gift to our Annual Appeal.  Any amount you can donate is always greatly appreciated and goes to good use to keep the lighthouse the shining gem of Wayne County. It is with great appreciation, however, to Dave and Sue Williamson that this year's appeal offers something quite special for us.  Anyone's donation of a thousand dollars ($1000.00) will be matched by the Williamsons if received before the end of the year, December 31, 2021.  This offer is good for up to twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00) and will be used specifically for repairs to the tower windows along with other repairs necessary to secure the tower for the future.  Please consider this special offer as a way to make your donation go further.  

Thank you in advance for your support.  And, thank you on behalf of the thousands of people who find the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum such a special place and who travel from places far and wide to visit.  And, thank you from all the concert goers for whom the free Sunday concert series are an important and much anticipated weekend activity.  And, thank you on behalf of the children who enjoy the challenge of climbing to the tower light and, indeed, from everyone who values and appreciates our Lighthouse Museum and picturesque views.  

Your donation will help us continue our mission and improve our organization.  To donate, click here. If you would like to donate by check, please mail to the address above.  We are a 501(c)3 organization; your donation is tax deductible consistent with IRS code. 

We look forward to seeing you in 2022 and thank you once again for your gifts of time and talent that keep our bright light shining at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum.

Tom Lightfoot, President and the Sodus Bay Historical Society Board of Trustees


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