Newsbriefs June 12, 2014

Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 11:44 AM.


Lighthouse association elects new board

Officers and directors of the St. George Lighthouse Association were elected at the annual meeting held in Lighthouse Park on May 22.

Officers for 2014 are Dennis Barnell, president; Jim Kemp, vice president; Terry Kemp, secretary; and Phyllis Vitale-Lewis, treasurer.

Directors are Brant Banks, Dennis Barnell, Vito Bell, Bud Hayes, Bob Heide, Jim Kemp, Terry Kemp, Fred Stanley, and Phyllis Vitale-Lewis.

Brant Banks, the newest board member, is a resident of Apalachicola and teaches history at the Apalachicola Bay Charter School. Outgoing directors are Richard Saucer and Kristy Branch Banks.

At the annual meeting, Barnell introduced new Lighthouse Keeper Mark Vail, who succeeds retiring Keeper Stanley Colvin. In his report at the meeting, Vail said that visitation to the Lighthouse in 2013 was up by about 10 percent over previous years.

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