News Briefs January 16, 2014

Published: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 01:53 PM.

Seven distinctive and beautiful homes will be featured during the third annual St. George Island Tour of Homes from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. The tour benefits the St. George Lighthouse Association (SGLA).

Also included on the tour are the Cape St. George Lighthouse and Keeper’s House, and the St. George Plantation Clubhouse. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the tour.

Tour weekend will begin with a kick-off event on Friday, Feb. 7, featuring a special presentation, refreshments and door prizes. James L. Hargrove, author and retired University of Georgia professor, will talk about the early development of St. George Island . Hargrove is the author of “The Oyster King” which tells the fictionalized story of William Lee Popham, the first man to attempt the development of St. George Island in the 1920’s.

This free event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the St. George Island Fire Station, 324 East Pine Avenue .

Tour tickets are available at the Lighthouse Gift Shop on St. George Island . To order tickets, call the Gift Shop at 927-7745. Tickets will be available on Tour Day at Lighthouse Park and at the St. George Plantation Clubhouse.

SGLA is a non-profit Florida corporation organized to preserve, maintain and promote the Cape St. George Lighthouse, which was restored in 2008 after collapsing in 2005. SGLA also built a replica of the Lighthouse Keeper’s House, now a museum and gift shop. Funds raised by SGLA are used for the ongoing maintenance of the Lighthouse, the Keeper’s House and Lighthouse Park .

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