Eat chowder and clam cakes while raising money for the restoration of the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse in East Providence.
The Friends of the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse group is hosting a chowder and clamcakes fundraiser, silent auction and raffle with lots of oldies music on Sunday, Sept. 8.
The indoor and outdoor event will take place at Pazi’s Place, a 1950s style diner at 380 Taunton Ave., from 2 to 5 pm.
You can listen to music from the ‘50s and ‘60s while eating chowder and clam cakes for $6.99. Or order food from the menu.
The Pomham Rocks boat and an 8-foot-high
lighthouse with window cutouts will be on display in the parking lot and
available for photos. The Friends will also have a table of membership
information and lighthouse merchandise.
The silent auction will feature tickets to the Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant, The Gamm Theatre, ferry tickets to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard, a $100 gift card to Fleming’s Steakhouse in Providence, and a Nantucket handbag from Barlow Designs.
Raffle items include gift cards to local restaurants and
Flex tickets to the Providence Bruins.
The owner’s of Pazi’s Place, Dan and Pam Liete, are assisting the Friends in carrying out its mission of preserving and restoring this New England maritime light station and East Providence landmark.
The Friends of the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is a non-profit volunteer chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation. An integral part of Rhode Island’s heritage, the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Pomham Rocks Lighthouse can be seen from East Providence's East Bay Bike Path. It is not open to the public.
The house was stationed and built in 1871 and was deactivated in the 1970s. It was relighted in 2006. The lighthouse is contructed using wooden materials and has a traditional red-and-white exterior.
The rain date for the fundraiser is Sunday, Sept. 15.