ALPENA, Mich. (AP) - The annual Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival in Alpena is featuring a session highlighting a program that funds preservation efforts in Michigan.
The festival runs Thursday to Sunday and is expected to draw hundreds of lighthouse enthusiasts to Michigan's northeastern Lower Peninsula.
On Friday, a session will feature the Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program, which is supported by the sale of Save Our Lights license plates. Since 2000, the State Historic Preservation Office has awarded more than $1.5 million in grants through the program.
The Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival includes displays of photography, artists, crafters and authors. Participants may visit a number of area lighthouses.
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