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Groups raising more funds for Morris Island Light

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FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- There's a new fundraising push for the Morris Island Light on Charleston Harbor.

The Post and Courier reports that events including an oyster roast, a race and gala are scheduled in early 2014 as part of an effort to raise $2 million for repairs.

The lighthouse is washed by the ocean after erosion caused by the Charleston Harbor jetties washed away most of Morris Island.

The volunteer group Save the Light undertook an effort of more than 10 years to stabilize the base of the iconic lighthouse.

The stabilization work was completed two years ago, and now the group is hoping to replace a glass lantern and paint the lighthouse.

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