FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) - Non-profit organization "Save the Light" is now selling tickets for its annual fundraiser for the Morris Island Lighthouse.
The 17th Annual Step Up for the Light Gala and Auction next Thursday night takes place at the Tides Hotel on Folly Beach from 6 to 9 p.m.
The event will include food, wine, beer, live music, and dozens of items for the auction.
According to the organization's website, construction on the lighthouse began in 1872, and continued for four years until its beam debuted on October 1, 1876. The lighthouse is owned by the State of South Carolina, and the Save the Light organization maintains and preserves the structure against the tides of weather and time. To make this possible, Save the Light is reliant on funding at the Federal, State, and local levels, including fundraising events like Thursday's gala, and and donations.
Advance tickets are $65. To purchase, visit http://www.savethelight.org, or call (843) 633-0099.