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News.bytesNews.bytes Extra, issue 341

Piedras Blancas Rap

Students at Grover Heights Elementary School on California's central coast have long supported the restoration of the Piedras Blancas Light Station.  Their "Pennies for Piedras" campaign has so far raised $4,000 toward the restoration of the 132-year-old lighthouse near San Simeon administered by the Bureau of Land Management. So it was fitting that a student performance was a highlight of a recent event celebrating the lighthouse and surrounding historical area as "Piedras Blancas Light Station Outstanding Natural Area." (text continues below)

Students put some energy into performing "Piedras Blancas Rap"

The students performed their own composition, "Piedras Blancas Rap" for an audience of about 200 assembled for the ceremony:

Little school kids with a dream,
Impossible to you, it might seem.
To put back on a lighthouse top,
Until it’s on, we won’t stop.
Started with 8 pennies in a jar,
$4,000 raised so far.
“Pennies for Piedras” we call it,
For the tower to be retrofit.
Piedras Blancas Light Station,
Is our dream and our mission.

More about the ceremony here.

BLM-California News.bytes, issue 341

Last updated: 07-23-2008