Cumberland County Teen 4-H Council and Jr. Leadership members greeted guests of all ages at East Point Lighthouse on Saturday, February 4, for the annual Eagle Festival. The 4-Hers manned the craft table in the historic lighthouse dining room offering a variety of crafts. The lighthouse grounds are visited by many birds of prey. There is even an osprey nest in the marsh adjacent to the driveway. This nest was constructed by the Cumberland County 4-H Fishing Club. A pair of ospreys return to the nest each year.
Attendees stepped back over 100 years as they entered the lighthouse kitchen that is set up as it would have been when the keepers resided there. After touring the two-story living quarters, which include a living room, adult and children’s bedroom, they arrived at the red spiral staircase. This leads to the top of the lighthouse, which has a panoramic view of the bay and surrounding areas.
For information about being a 4-H member or volunteer, contact Donna Griebau, 4-H program assistant at 856-451-2800, ext. #3 or by e-mail at email@example.com.