4th of July Raffle

Jill Jasuta Photography Fireworks at the Lighthouse Watermark
Fireworks at the Choptank River Lighthouse

Tickets are now available for the chance to win an unforgettable celebration of the upcoming Independence Day holiday. The winner of the annual Choptank River Lighthouse raffle 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. “It’s about the best view in town on fireworks night,” says Matt Brooks of Avon Dixon Insurance, who serves on the board of the nonprofit Cambridge Lighthouse Foundation. “Whoever wins this raffle is going to make their family and friends very happy come Independence Day.” 

Raffle tickets cost $10 each. They are available for purchase by cash or check only at: 

• The Visitors Center at Sailwinds Park East, 2 Rose Hill Place, Cambridge 

• The Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce, 528 Poplar Street, Cambridge 

• The Choptank River Lighthouse at Long Wharf (Friday afternoons, Saturdays, and Sundays only) 

The drawing will be held on Friday, June 8, so the last day for sales is Wednesday, June 6. The picnic-style menu will be provided by the popular Jimmie & Sook’s Raw Bar & Grill in downtown Cambridge. Non-alcoholic beverages are also included in the prize package. Proceeds from the raffle support the nonprofit Cambridge Lighthouse Foundation, which manages the experience visitors have at the Choptank River Lighthouse and works to connect those visitors with other attractions and businesses in our community. The foundation’s volunteer Lighthouse “keepers” are on hand to welcome visitors on Friday afternoons, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. For additional information about the raffle, or about the Lighthouse, contact the Foundation’s director, Jim Duffy: ChoptankLighthouse@gmail.com; 410.463.2653. Or visit the Lighthouse Facebook page: Facebook.com/ChoptankRiverLighthouse.