4th of July Raffle Winner Announced

Jill Jasuta Photography Fireworks at the Lighthouse Watermark
Lighthouse Volunteer JoAnne Baker Draws Winner LOW RES

The name Lindy Swann was on the winning ticket drawn in the annual Choptank River Lighthouse raffle. Mr. Swann will enjoy a catered picnic for 20 guests at the lighthouse on the waterfront in Cambridge on the night of the city’s 4th of July Fireworks show.

Located at Long Wharf, the Lighthouse is just upriver from Great Marsh Park, where the fireworks are launched. The raffle is sponsored annually by the Cambridge Lighthouse Foundation, a community nonprofit that works to promote the lighthouse and connect its visitors with other local businesses and attractions.

The winning ticket was drawn at the Lighthouse on Saturday, June 9 by one of the Foundation’s volunteer Lighthouse “keepers,” JoAnne Baker (pictured here mixing up the tickets before the drawing). The Lighthouse is open seven days a week for self-guided tours through October, with keepers on hand to welcome visitors on Friday afternoons, Saturdays, and Sundays. 

Baker also drew three other names of raffle ticket buyers who will receive consolation prizes from the array of products that are available to visitors when keepers are on duty at the Lighthouse, including matted photo prints by Jill Jasuta Photography, regional travel books by Secrets of the Eastern Shore, and local postcards and greeting cards. 

The top winner, Mr. Swann, is a resident of Trappe who works as technical sales manager at GKD-USA Inc., the Cambridge-based U.S. arm of a German firm that ranks as the world’s leading producer of woven wire mesh for industrial and architectural applications. Consolation prizes will be sent to Ed Meredith of Cambridge, Phil Roath of the Neck District, and John McGinnis of Cambridge. 

“We would like to thank everyone who purchased a ticket in the raffle,” said Lighthouse Foundation board member Matt Brooks of Avon Dixon Insurance. “The chances they bought will go to support a really important community cause.” 

For additional information about the Lighthouse, contact the Foundation’s part-time director, Jim Duffy: [email protected]; 410.463.2653. More information about the Lighthouse is available at ChoptankRiverLighthouse.org and Facebook.com/ChoptankRiverLighthouse.