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#157366 - 04/28/02 10:40 PM First Annual Texas Light Fund Raiser
shiulong Offline
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Registered: 01/10/02
Posts: 479
Loc: Houston, TX
The Houston Light Keepers

Welcome to The Houston Light Keepers First Annual Texas Lights Fund Raiser. This year the money raised will go to the Matagorda Lighthouse. The prizes for the drawing are given below. The tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5 or 13 for $10, the drawing will be held on July 4, 2002. My son, a boy scout above reproach, will do the drawing. The following will apply:

1. Tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5 or 13 for $10. In order to keep down the cost the fund raiser the tickets will be handled by The Houston Light Keepers, unless a stamp is included with the check/money order. The ticket #'s can be emailed upon request. In the case of Paypal purchases the ticket #'s will be emailed to the entrants.

2. The drawing will be carried out on the 4th of July and the winners will be notified by email and telephone the following day. The results will also be posted on the Harbour Lights Collectors Forum for the connected collectors. The prizes will be shipped the weekend following verification of prize winning and a shipping address is received.

3. Once a person has won a prize they are disqualified from winning another PLACE prize, but they remain qualified for the GRAND PRIZE drawing.

4. If a person has won a prize and his ticket is drawn again before the Grand Prize drawing the ticket will be returned to the hopper and another ticket drawn. This process will continue until a new name is drawn.

5. All drawing will be witnessed by an independent judge and are final.

6. All money raised will be give to the Matagorda Light this year.
The Prizes are as follows:

Grand Prize: Navesink HL200 #4816 signed by Bill Younger; Donated by Ron Foster. Winner Ruth Cooper

1st place: Cape Florida HL209 #9669 signed by Nancy Younger; Donated by Dale Lawrence Winner Susan LeFever

2nd place: Michigan City HL712 #8156 signed by Nancy Younger; Donated by Collectable Heirlooms; Houston TX Winner: Phillis Chance Dickinson, TX

3rd place: Barnegat HL414 (1st mold) A1987 signed by Nancy Younger; Donated by Randy Kremer Winner: Randall Ronne

4th place: Alcatraz HL417 GLOW #E140 signed by Nancy Younger; Donated by Gift Creations, Webster, TX Winner: C. Williams [img]http://www.lighthousekeepers.com/forums/eek.gif[/img] La Porte, TX

5th place: Coquille River HL427 #? Signature Series signed Bill Younger Donated by Past and Present League City, TX [img]http://www.lighthousekeepers.com/forums/biggrin.gif[/img] Winner: Becki LaPorte [img]http://www.lighthousekeepers.com/forums/eek.gif[/img]

Please send the check's or money order's to the following address' and make them out to Becki LaPorte:

Becki LaPorte
2231 Winrock #101
Houston, TX 77057
Email:beckitex@aol.com

or

Charles L. Anderson
15915 Hickory Knoll
Houston, TX 77059
Email:shiulong@ev1.net

Please include your Telephone number and email address for prize notification.
Any questions contact Charles L. Anderson or Becki LaPorte.

A very big THANK YOU to all of our donors from The Houston Light Keepers to:

Ron Foster, Dale Lawerence and Randy Kremer

Please drop a note to the dealers who cheerfully donated to this project and say thanks from The Houston Light Keepers.

Collectable Heirlooms
1140 Baybrook Mall
Friendswood, TX 77546

Gift Creations
568 El Dorado Boulevard
Webster, TX 77598

Past and Present
809 East Main Street
League City, TX 77573








$1.00/1 Ticket








$5/6 Tickets








$10/13 Tickets

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#157367 - 04/28/02 10:53 PM Re: First Annual Texas Light Fund Raiser
shiulong Offline
Wacko

Registered: 01/10/02
Posts: 479
Loc: Houston, TX
It's up and ready I will put the Paypal up as soon as I figure out how.

Chuck



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#157368 - 04/29/02 07:40 AM Re: First Annual Texas Light Fund Raiser
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Posts: 1345
Loc: Groton, CT, USA
Chuck - I just arrived home from a 10-day vacation and am glad to see that you have everything up and ready to go.

It is great that The Houston Light Keepers are raising money for the Matagorda Light and I will be sending my check to you for some tickets. I want to wish everyone good luck in this worthwhile opportunity drawing and hope that ALL of YOU will join in and purchase tickets.

Remember that the BIG WINNER HERE is the Matagorda Light.

Ron
(CT Keeper)
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#157369 - 04/30/02 04:45 AM Re: First Annual Texas Light Fund Raiser
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Registered: 07/26/01
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Loc: Mobile,AL,USA
I'll be mailing you out a check tomarrow!

Stephanie
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#157370 - 05/08/02 06:55 PM Re: First Annual Texas Light Fund Raiser
shiulong Offline
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Registered: 01/10/02
Posts: 479
Loc: Houston, TX
The Paypal is up. If there are any problems let me know. I have talked to the Matagorda Restoration Group and they wanted me to pass on their thanks to our donors. Once again everyone Well Done and Thank You.

The Keepers



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#157371 - 05/08/02 08:44 PM Re: First Annual Texas Light Fund Raiser
kscroope Offline
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Registered: 03/25/01
Posts: 673
Loc: Manorville, Long Island, New Y...
PayPal works fine - Just bought my tickets.
Good luck!

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#157372 - 05/21/02 08:48 AM Re: First Annual Texas Light Fund Raiser
shiulong Offline
Wacko

Registered: 01/10/02
Posts: 479
Loc: Houston, TX
Come on all you wacko's don't miss out on all these great prizes. If I can win an AP and the GOLD anything is possible. Everyone who has said, "I never win." this is your chance to take home a nice prize and help out a neat light that has some really cool history.

Chuck

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#157373 - 05/30/02 03:57 AM Re: First Annual Texas Light Fund Raiser
shiulong Offline
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Registered: 01/10/02
Posts: 479
Loc: Houston, TX
A little reminder and a few shots of where the money will go. Remember all the money goes to Matagorda. The Keepers keep nothing.

Matagorda Looking great!

They are planning on rebuilding the keepers house and turn it into a museum. Think of the potential check out some history and do a little shelling(none better on the Gulf).


The Houston Keepers

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#157374 - 05/30/02 06:22 AM Re: First Annual Texas Light Fund Raiser
MelJB Offline
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Registered: 04/21/02
Posts: 1728
Loc: Franktown, CO, USA
Chuck, thanks for the pic's
I got my tickets used the PayPal, made it super simple.

MelJB
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#157375 - 05/30/02 02:33 PM Re: First Annual Texas Light Fund Raiser
DMancini Offline
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Registered: 04/12/01
Posts: 560
Loc: Long Island, New York
Just purchased some tickets myself. I hope you raise lots of money for this beautiful lighthouse!





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#157376 - 06/06/02 01:42 AM Re: First Annual Texas Light Fund Raiser
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I just wanted to bring this thread to the top again in order to remind folks that the drawing is only a month away so send in your money for tickets.

Remember.....The big winner here is Matagorda Lighthouse.

Good Luck to ALL!!

Ron
(CT Keeper)
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#157377 - 06/06/02 07:41 PM Re: First Annual Texas Light Fund Raiser
shiulong Offline
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Registered: 01/10/02
Posts: 479
Loc: Houston, TX
Here is another shot of Matagorda Lighthouse. Did anyone ever wonder what happen to old keepers?

The Island is close to a 15 min ferry ride from Port O'Connor. The keepers had to bring everything from the mainland including water. All visitors must bring their own water when they visit or campout. I also suggest that you bring a snake bite kit, because of the large number of very mean snakes on the Island.

Chuck


I will post better photo later.

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#157378 - 06/12/02 03:50 AM Re: First Annual Texas Light Fund Raiser
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Loc: Mason, Ohio
The check is in the mail Chuck!

I'm feeling "kinda lucky" these days!

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#157379 - 06/12/02 07:33 AM Re: First Annual Texas Light Fund Raiser
shiulong Offline
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Registered: 01/10/02
Posts: 479
Loc: Houston, TX
I just found my photo's prints of Matagorda and the lens that was installed there. I will post it soonest.

Good Luck Randy, the 4th is almost here.

Chuck

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#157380 - 06/12/02 08:45 PM Re: First Annual Texas Light Fund Raiser
Tom and Joyce Abbott Offline
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Registered: 07/06/99
Posts: 657
Loc: Desoto, Texas, USA
Just dropped our check in the mail.



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#157381 - 06/16/02 09:35 PM Re: First Annual Texas Light Fund Raiser
shiulong Offline
Wacko

Registered: 01/10/02
Posts: 479
Loc: Houston, TX
If you have sent money in and have not received your ticket # yet let me know. We are coming up on the 4th of July. Nobody wants to be left out of these great prizes.

Chuck

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#157382 - 06/18/02 06:16 PM Re: First Annual Texas Light Fund Raiser
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Registered: 03/07/01
Posts: 62
Loc: Newburgh, NY
Perhaps a little late, but my check went out in this morning's mail.

Bruce

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#157383 - 06/21/02 01:39 AM Re: First Annual Texas Light Fund Raiser
shiulong Offline
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Registered: 01/10/02
Posts: 479
Loc: Houston, TX
Here is a shot of Matagorda's 2nd lens located in Port Lavaca.


There is an interesting story about the first lens. It is told that during the civil war it was buried on the island by the Confederate army. By doing this they prevented the Union army from using the lighthouse during the war. However, it has never been recovered. To this day it remains missing in action somewhere on the island. If you plan a visit to Matagorda Island plan ahead and take a shovel. You never can tell you might get lucky. But, you will have better luck in our drawing!

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#157384 - 06/21/02 03:27 AM Re: First Annual Texas Light Fund Raiser
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Chuck, that is sure a beauty of a lens. I will bring my shovel with me on my next trip to Matagorda.

Good Luck to All and remember, if you haven't purchased your tickets yet you still have time.........HURRY!!!!! The BIG WINNER here is the Matagorda Lighthouse so send in your check NOW!!!

Ron
(CT Keeper)
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#157385 - 06/21/02 04:48 AM Re: First Annual Texas Light Fund Raiser
shiulong Offline
Wacko

Registered: 01/10/02
Posts: 479
Loc: Houston, TX
Just a note, but that thing towers above betty and I. It's HUGE! We will pay it another visit next week taking the kids this time. "cooool"

Chuck

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