Digby man recognized for 30 years with Coast Guard auxiliary
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The Yarmouth Light at Cape Forchu.
YARMOUTH -- For Loran Fevens – as for many other people in and around Yarmouth – the Cape Forchu lighthouse is a special place, which is why he’s involved with the Friends of the Yarmouth Light Society and why he hopes plenty of people will turn out for a concert in support of the lighthouse.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 8, at Beacon United Church.
Fevens, a member of the Friends of the Yarmouth Light board (serving as its public relations officer), recalls many family visits to the lighthouse during his childhood, visits that helped shape the way he feels about the lighthouse today.
“We would spend almost every Sunday afternoon at the lighthouse as children,” he said. “My involvement (in the Friends of the Yarmouth Light) is so strongly connected to those memories of those Sunday afternoons as a boy. There were six of us little boys in my family, and we all enjoyed it.”
The concert at Beacon Church will include performances by Wayne Gorman, the River Trio (Janet Sollows, David Sollows and David Mahoney) and Michael Durkee among others. The music is scheduled to go from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The concert will be preceded by a bake sale from 6 to 7 p.m. There also will be a silent auction.
Event organizer Shirley Hubbard says it’s an important cause, given how much the lighthouse means to the area.
“I’m very fond of the lighthouse,” she said. “We’re so lucky to have it.”
A member of the Friends of the Yarmouth Light but not a member of its board, Hubbard helped organize a concert for the lighthouse group a couple of years ago.
Anyone who would like to donate something for the bake sale is asked to contact Liz Noble (902-761-2569). Noble also has tickets for those looking to buy some. Admission to the event is $12 for adults, $6 for youth.
Meanwhile, Fevens – known to many people for his Sentimental Journey radio show – recently returned to the Friends of the Yarmouth Light after having been involved before.
Fevens says he has seen many lighthouses and, in his opinion, the Yarmouth Light is tough to beat.
“I mean, just the property, my goodness, you’re in a different world out there,” he said. “It’s just spectacular.”