Pensacola Lighthouse Gets a Make-Over


The Pensacola Lighthouse is getting a much-needed makeover thanks to nearly 230 volunteers from throughout the country.

From painting interiors and exteriors to landscaping the northwest yard, they gave the more than 150-year-old landmark a thorough overhaul. The volunteers are tourism professionals from as far away as California and New Hampshire.

They were organized by a group called "Tourism Cares" which helps renovate and maintain tourist sites around the nation. Volunteers also helped plant native plants, including seagrass, in Bayou Texar and along Bayview Park.

Many of those who showed up today have been participating in similar events for years. Volunteers at the lighthouse are expected to do at least $25,000 worth of work today in labor costs alone.