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2022 Annual Lighthouse Gala

May 1, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Lighthouse Gala 2022

Join us on May 1, 2022 for a delightful afternoon celebration supporting the American Lighthouse Foundation!

The fun begins at 1pm with a social hour featuring delicious hors d’oeurves and a cash bar. Chat with friends and our project leaders while perusing silent auction items just waiting to be yours. Items include lighthouse overnight stays, prints, gift baskets and more! Join us at the beautiful Nonantum Resort in historic Kennebunkport for an afternoon of celebrating lighthouses and “fun-raising” for our mission. Enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by the Nonantum Chef with your choice of Prime Rib au Jus, Baked Haddock & Chicken Florentine.

As you enjoy dessert, be inspired by “Graves Light: A Return to Glory”, the heartwarming story of a dilapidated 1903 lighthouse in Boston Harbor and its return to splendor by Dave and Lynn Waller. Sharing a love of old buildings and the stories they hold within them, Dave and Lynn find broken down things and fix them up, for example a 1929 Diner and a burnt-down 1895 Fire Station. For the Wallers, the journey isn’t a part of the experience, it IS the experience. During this program, the Wallers will also shed light on the exciting happenings at Graves Light today!

Celebrate with our honorees as we present the annual Keeper of the Light and ALF Len Hadley Volunteerism Awards.

The Gala’s finale will feature Performing Artist Joseph Smith who portrays Augustin Fresnel in “Through A New Lens: Augustin Fresnel,” a Living History portrayal of Mr. Fresnel’s fascination with ‘finding the solution to the many questions in the inexhaustible range of science. During the performance, the audience learns of Fresnel’s journey that reveals a lifetime of personal challenges, scientific curiosity, and innovative achievements. Fresnel’s courage and perseverance, along with guidance from his mentor, Francois Arago, unfolds in an engaging story that brings to life Augustin Fresnel’s personal legacy of “illuminating the seas, saving lives and creating new light in new venues yet to come.”

Don’t miss this fantastic afternoon celebration filled with food, fun and inspiration!

Purchase Tickets:

$65.00 per person

Update 4/18/2022: Online ticket sales have now closed.
Graves Light in Boston Harbor
Dave Waller at Graves Light
Lynn Waller at Graves Light
Joseph Smith as Augustin Fresnel

Special Overnight Rates Available…
Nonantum Resort
PH: 888-205-1555
Special Group Rate: Mention American Lighthouse Foundation Event
Guest room nightly rate – $129 Carriage Inn / $179 Portside

Can’t make it to the 2022 Lighthouse Gala?

You can still help by making a donation to support our mission. Donors to the lighthouse gala will be listed in our Gala Booklet.


Thank you to our Gala Sponsors:



May 1, 2022
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


American Lighthouse Foundation
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Nonantum Resort
95 Ocean Ave
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 United States