Birthday Celebration Schedule

Harbor Beach Lighthouse Birthday Celebration
July 18, 2015

10:00-4:00 Tours of the Lighthouse from the Marina

Last tour boat leaves Marina at 3:20.

$20 per person? ??Reserve your tour online

10:00-3:30 Lighthouse Quilt Show

Community House Common Room…more details

11:00-12:00 Kid’s Parade

Begins at Marina west end of parking lot and Kid?s Activities at Beach after parade. Line-Up 10:15 Judging 10:45 (prizes awarded for best use of Lighthouse birthday theme) Non-motorized entries. Parade route from the Marina parking lot along the Harbor View Walking Path to the beach.


12:00-1:00 Kid?s Activities and Crafts Information

Beginning at 12:00 at the beach kid?s of all ages will have an opportunity to make some lighthouse crafts, Maritime sing-along with the Buggs, and get the lighthouse painted on their faces.? Crafts will continue throughout the day as supplies last.

11:30-7:00 Food Wagon at the Beach

McDonald?s Food Wagon on site from 11:00-7:00pm serving Rick?s homemade brats, hotdogs, chips and sodas

AT THE BEACH: Judge James H. Lincoln Memorial Park Under the BIG TENT

No Admission charges for programs. Food Vendor available on site for $. Gift Shop sales $.

12:30 Welcome:

Skip Kadar and Buzz Hoerr of the Harbor Beach Lighthouse Preservation Society

12:45-1:45 Bob Kegerreis:

Television Videographer and Producer
?Safe Harbors on the Huron? taking viewers from 1837-present, from Detroit to Chicago

1:45- 2:30 Robert McGreevy:

Marine Artist and Historian
?Hanna and Her Sisters?

2:30-2:45 Carl Jahn:

Portrayal of a Lighthouse Keeper
Lighthouse Keeper Accounts

3:00-3:45 Lee Murdock:

Musical Historian of the Great Lakes
Stories through music of the Great Lakes lore

3:45-5:00 Lee Murdock:

Musical Historian of the Great Lakes
Stories through music of the Great Lakes lore

5:30-9:15 Catered DINNER and Program AT THE BEACH

Catered by The Pasta House. Pre-sale (only) Tickets available online at

5:30-6:00 Dinner Seating and appetizers: Dulcimer music provided by Annette Sweet of Pt. Hope, MI/Mission, Texas

6:00-6:45 Catered Dinner: See menu online
Other designated seating available for non-dinner ticket holders to enjoy speakers and entertainers.

6:30-6:45 Birthday Cake for Everyone and Happy Birthday Song: Song led by Susan and Raymond Bugg of Harbor Beach

6:45-7:00 Welcome:

Mayor Gary Booms, HBLPS Skip Kadar and Buzz Hoerr
Lighthouse Quilt Raffle and Sweepstakes drawing

7:00-7:45 Lee Murdock:

Musical Historian of the Great Lakes
?Musical Stories of Great Lakes Lore?

7:45-8:45 Terry Pepper:

Renowned Great Lakes lighthouse historian
?Bombed But Not Forgotten?: The story of the Waugoshance Lighthouse

8:45-9:00 Community Group Picture:

Join the community for a historical picture!

9:15 USCG Ceremony

On Pier where light becomes a Private Aid To Navigation PATON
The relighting of the Harbor Beach Lighthouse with its replica of the Fourth Order Fresnel Lens